I'm still waiting to hear from my editor at TEB about the third book in the Gifts of Desire series. So no new news on that front.
In the meantime I decided to write a story for an upcoming themed collection for another publisher. I decided 16 days before the deadline that I would write a 10-15K story. Sounded a little insane at first, but then when I thought about the challenge I am partaking in with my monthly writer's group. I realized it was a very doable pace. In fact I finished the story in 11 days. Whew! Then a few days for edits, a synopsis, a blurb and a query letter, and the story was out the door a few days early.
Now it's time for us to cross all those fingers and toes between us.