So I'm finally into the final stages of Princesses In SPACE!!! II: The Princesses' Bogus Journey (not the actual title). This is turning into a real slog, as far as getting the action down in actual words goes. This particular story has turned out to be a lot more adventure-oriented than its predecessor, with the result that I'm writing a lot more action this time around...and I never enjoy writing action. I can do it, but it's always a struggle for me, and I find that when I'm doing action sequences is when I do the most backtracking, retroactive editing, and that sort of thing. This is, I think, the main reason why this book is turning out to be more difficult than I had planned. I really wanted to be done with it by the end of this month, but a mid-August finish is looking more likely. Which is fine, actually; I'm still not planning to revisit this manuscript, in terms of editing, until December.
As for Princesses I, what can I say? The Dance of Rejection continues, but one way or another, I will get this book out there, even if I join the ranks of the independents, which wouldn't be an altogether bad thing, either.