Well, I guess I've started writing a new novel! This is a story that has been percolating inside for awhile--it started as a short story about a year ago--and it finally built up enough steam to blast its way out of me. I am both terrified and thrilled. It is nice to have something new to occupy my thoughts while I'm waiting to hear news about my latest novel. I'm in the research/getting to know my characters phase, which is one of the most delicious (and vulnerable) parts of the process for me. I'll keep you posted!