That 'in-between place' I talked about? I'm out of it and into the next book.
I made my first tentative start on the next book in the Bea & Lucas series -- the final book, I believe it will be. I always pick at Chapter 1 and write and re-write the opening. I really don't feel I can move on until I get it nailed down well. Sometimes I'll get to chapter 3, realize that's where the book really starts then go back, tear up chapters 1 & 2 and rewrite them completely.
I think I've got a good start on this one, though, so once I carve out some time from my To Do list, I can sit down and write.
I have a book coming out next month that's the first book in this series, and I just edits in for book 2 of the series, so the timing is auspicious -- I'll be promoing the characters and the series while writing the third one. Hopefully I'll get some overlap that way and the writing will go quickly.
So I'm putting myself on the line here: I started this book on May 1. I want to write "The End" by July 1. You read it here!