I've actually worked on Spliced a lot the past couple of months, and can happily say I have completed a first draft of Part 5. It's been over 2 years in the making just to write this Part, so I'm quite happy about this! Not to say there isn't plenty of editing still to do (I can already hear my beta aurila saying, "Hey, it's nowhere near ready yet!") but it is definite progress! And hopefully this should also equate to more regular updates (fingers crossed).
Part 5 will be 16 chapters total--barring any sudden decisions to add/delete chapters or something--and there will be a Part 6 to conclude (whoa, scary word!) the epic saga of the Spliced boys. Don't ask me yet how long that one will be; I still need to make the outline. FYI, for those interested, it looks like Part 5 will be ~80,000 words on its own, bringing the total tally for the series so far (Parts 1-5) up to 293,000 words.
One final bit of good news, I will post a new chapter this week! Of course I wouldn't blame most people at this point for thinking, "Wait, who are these characters again?" but that's my own fault...
Oh and a shout out to aurila, who helps the boys (and my writing) be as good as they/it can be--something that
sometimes often takes a LOT of work! But no one is a bigger supporter of Spliced (and me) than her, so I suppose I must continue enduring her brutal honesty. ;-)
And lastly, thanks to all you readers out there who are still sticking with me despite my long hiatuses, and who still care to see where my stories go next. Your support and lovely comments make my day!
Hey all, just posting to say, yes I am alive! I'm sure it doesn't look like it, but I have been my
obsessive productive self and am still writing away, even if I have not been good with the whole regular updates on LJ thing.