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I have to admit – there are actually some weeks I have to search for blogging prompts. I’ve shamelessly snagged a few from the Pens Fatales over the past year, but only because I aspire to be as awesome as some of the ladies over there. They’re social writers who always have far more interesting tales than I do.  Most of the time I just write about the stuff on my mind. Today I’m thinking about productivity. I wasn’t ambitious enough to come up with a creative post title, so sorry about that.

It appears that going part time at the day job was the right thing to do. In one Thursday, despite the cat getting sick and having to go in for emergency dental surgery and a biopsy (for possible mouth cancer), I did manage to make a great deal of headway on Into Darkness. I am happy to report that I’m at the end of the end, and tomorrow my editor and I are going to be exchanging work. She’s getting the end of ID, and I’m getting back edits on the first 3/4 of the book. I know it seemed like Into Darkness would never get done. Not only did my publisher end up changing editors on me midway through the book, but working 50+ hours a week at the day job was kicking my arse. Not to mention I was having some difficulty resolving my ending. All it took, however, was a day where I could sit down and concentrate fully on Into Darkness. When you can give a story your undivided attention it’s amazing how it flows.

I’ve also been writing on Switched. The book has been plotted for months and I’ve written scenes here and there, but now I’m actually going to be getting into the book more. My goal is to have the book to my editor no later than the end of February, and with it looking like ID may be finished in the next few weeks and into copy editing and proofing (and out in February!) that means I can give my full attention to Switched. On the non-fiction front I am going to be working on editing My Name is Legion, which is slated for release at the end of the month.

Finally, Infernal Colopatiron is on the presses as we speak. I proofed the galley last Friday. I’ve been told that by the end of the week it should be at the bindery. So Hail the gods of productivity!  There’s no better way to start a new year than with a rush of energy to complete some projects!

Thanks for reading and I hope your January promises to be as productive as mine!

Steph is an award winning and bestselling author of thrilling steamy and paranormal romances, dark urban fantasy, occult horror-thrillers, cozy mysteries, contemporary romance, sword and sorcery fantasy, and books about the esoteric and Daemonolatry. A Daemonolatress and forever a resident of Smelt Isle, she is happily married and cat-mom to three pampered house cats. Her muse is a demanding sadistic Dom who often keeps her up into the wee hours of the morning. You can contact her at

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