I still have about 3K (or less) words to write to complete SUNDARK, An Elle Black Penny Dread (then all the tweaking and editing begins), but I'm also putting together all the stuff I'll be reading for Dark Victorian: EVERLIFE, third book in my Gothic steampunk series.
There are a few subplots and themes and I've cut some and restructured the older idea I had for the book. Two subplots require their own pile of books (!!). I'm obsessive-compulsive like that. :-p I often end up doing lots of reading just to write a few lines that are solid, believable, and add to the characters, story, and to the 'world'. Frankly, it's the same as studying lots of 60's fashion just to draw one authentic dress. It's just what has to be done.
Speaking of visuals, the secret Pinterest board for the Everlife characters is 'cast', too.
If you look at this collection of titles, you may wonder what I've up my sleeve. It will be very Interesting and I hope a worthwhile addition to speculative fiction reading. Not to mention horror and Victorian super-heroine reading. :D