Between polishing the draft of The Castle Doctrine before it goes to my editor next week, and finishing the manuscript for House of Wolves before deadline, I'm a teeny-tiny bit swamped right now. That said, a chance calculation just stopped me in my tracks: as of the release of Queen of the Night, I have a little over one million words in print.

One million. Wow. That's a big number. Technically it's nothing significant, no different from 999,000 or 1,001,000, but something in the human brain is wired to find Significant Numbers interesting. It's a pretty cool milestone -- and reflecting on the journey so far, all the way back to The Long Way Down -- it's been a hell of a ride.

Now I'm going for two million.

Thank you so much for taking this journey with me. A writer is nothing without readers, and you're what keeps me going. Okay, reflection break is over, back to work.