OH MAN WHAT HAVE I DONE.
I have studied story structure, outlining, and character motivation. I have consumed writing craft books of varying degrees of merit. I have heard testimony from plotters and pantsers and everybody else (which seems to be everybody). I participated in NaNoWriMo and won. I've scrivener'd. My research is organized. I've connected with great people in the writing community and publishing industry. Critique partners have agreed terms. Beta Readers have been enlisted. I have outlined and scrapped several versions of the same book. Finally one stuck.
Most importantly of all...I have written.
My current work-in-progress is an Urban fantasy located on the Woody city streets of Portland, Oregon.
I could tell you more; perhaps, but why spoil it when you can read a chapter?
I am presently ratcheting up the tension around the first pinch point in Act 2. When I finish Act 3 I will release a full 2 Chapter teaser here on my blog, because what else are you going to do with a brand new shiny website? (Stay tuned for updates and sneak peeks in the meantime).