So you might have noticed that new chapters have gone from regular at l33t-o’clock Fridays to…patchy and irregular.

First of all, sorry for that.

Second…I’m taking a hiatus from Cookie. I still love the world, and this isn’t the last you’ve seen of it, I’m just a bit burned out on it at the moment, so I need to step back. Every time I’ve tried to write Cookie over the last couple of months, it’s either been hard, or not there at all. :/

As a bit of an attempt to kickstart my writing, and punch my writer’s block in the face, I’ve started work on another series – gasp, a non-Cookie series, and anyone who knows me knows how significant that is.

To anyone who doesn’t, let me put it this way: I’ve been working on Cookie for about the last ten years, in that time, I haven’t written in any other world, or done any series planning that couldn’t be slotted into the existing worldbuilding.

If you’d like to see what I’ve been working on, I’ve put up a teaser chapter here – Sarah Vimes is the nom-de-plume I’m using for this new world – new genre, new name.

In short: it’s a world in the aftermath of a magical girl war. Dozens of cities have been destroyed, classism is even more nightmarish than it is in reality, and spirits are an everyday reality.

…and if you need another reason to take a peek, our main characters are a dad and his adopted daughter.


I cheated, and used Stef and Ryan as a jumping-off point, these characters aren’t them, but they share a bit of the same soul.

I would really appreciate if you all took a look, and left a comment or three – letting me know if it’s something you’d like to see continued; or if you only want to read Cookie-related stuff from me.