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I’ve had like seventeen cups of coffee and eaten the entire contents of my fridge today, so a blog post seems like the next logical procrastination method. Until last week, there had been at least one kid home from school for over a month, and I’m obviously so trained for distractions that I’m providing them for myself now.

Aside from sick kids (and a medicated dog), we’ve been all Animal Kingdom up in here. Every time I go outside to call one of my dogs back in, somebody else’s dog and/or cat shows up first. (One particular dog likes to sneak up on me in the dark. We call him Brown Dog because my kids are about as original as I am when it comes to naming things. We call the three-legged cat Dubh, fyi). So then I have to make sure other people’s dogs don’t eat other people’s cats. And wild birds (the fact that they’re looking a bit fat this year has nothing to do with me) keep getting into our kitchen when the door is open for longer than five seconds. The nutters get into the car sometimes, too. It’s getting a bit weird. But as you can see, I truly live the rock star lifestyle.

Anyway, work crap: I’ve ditched everything else to work on finishing up Break You, otherwise known as the Unfinishable Nightmare Book. I thought Clarity was tough going. Holy shit, I was sooooo wrong. I’m mortified by how long it has taken me to get this sucker done (the reasons why have been a combination of wanting to write other things and getting too emotionally involved and therefore not wanting to write the “tough” scenes – I’m a wuss, in other words). I could have written ten novels in the time I’ve wasted staring at this bloody manuscript. And it’s still not done! Even today, I’ve been poking at scenes with a stick. I’m at the point where I’m not completely sure that any of it makes sense. But that might be the seventeen cups of coffee speaking. I am looking forward to seeing the first draft of the cover though! Should be soon. 🙂

I still don’t know if I should concentrate on finishing up the Chaos series or if I should release an Ava book in between those final two books. Opinions appreciated, as always. I probably shouldn’t have released the first Ava book earlier than planned, but I couldn’t resist. When Chaos is done, I’ll probably stick to Ava’s world for a while. Dividing my attention can be a little hit and miss. It’s good for me to switch it up to keep the oul brain refreshed, but I spend too much time rereading previous books to get my brain back in check when I switch series. Because I’m ancient and can’t retain information any more. One of the twins keeps reminding me how old I am, wondering aloud why I don’t need a walking stick, and warning me that he won’t want to give me snuggles when I have a wrinkly old gross face. Apparently, he’s going to bring me everywhere with him when he grows up as long as I don’t let my hair go grey or white or old. What a charmer. Just like his dad. 😛

And my lab-cross literally just leapt up onto my lap (and half-killed me, the big oaf) because she got a fright, so now I have to go calm her down. And help with homework. And possibly (probably?) lose my mind. Have a good week!


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  1. Kate Tuttle Kate Tuttle

    Chaos series pleeeeeaaaasssseeee!!! I’m hooked on it! I haven’t read the new ava book only because I’m so in your fairy world I don’t want to have to divide my attention between that and the ava world!

    • Claire Farrell Claire Farrell

      Duly noted! Honestly, I’m hating finishing Chaos because I’m going to miss the world so much, but hopefully, the end will pay off. Thanks for the input, Kate. 🙂

  2. Amanda Owens Amanda Owens

    Tough choice as I absolutely love both series. My choice is Ava though, I fell in love with her first.. 🙂

    • Claire Farrell Claire Farrell

      Thanks, Amanda! Nice to see Ava still getting some love. 😀

      (Although, I’m freaking delighted that some people like both).

  3. Andrea Andrea

    Lol love ur blog I would go with the one that nearest to being finished 1st although I have read all ur book and eager to read the the next it must be taxing to write the different book so what ever choice you make is good for me 🙂

    • Claire Farrell Claire Farrell

      Thanks, Andrea. Although, if I don’t get Break You finished, I won’t be working on anything else for the rest of my life! Or maybe it just feels that way. 😀

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