Posted in writing.

So. I finished Grave, as I think I might have mentioned. I have not finished the submission revi­sions, which I thought would take two weeks, max. Unfor­tu­nately, other dead­lines, one stomach ‘flu, and the holiday season — I thought it was still, somehow, November on December the 10th, which tells you every­thing to need to know about my real­istic rela­tionship to the Real World ™ at the current moment — have conspired against that. I’m about half-way through the revision. I’ve been changing every second sentence, which is not actually as helpful as it sounds. I have also been working on both War and Cast in Flight, and I am having so much fun with both of them, because it has been so long since I’ve been able to work … Continue reading 

Posted in Books, Elantra, Mira, writing.

Today is release day for Cast in Honor. For some reason, I thought it was the 27th, which is not today. This is the state of the writer’s brain =/. This isn’t a spoiler thread, as the book just came out — I’ll start a separate spoiler post in a few days. In other news, I have finished the first draft of Grave. I am working on War and Cast in Flight, and neither of those books is trying to murder me, for which I am profoundly grateful. I have just received page proofs for the mass market of Oracle, and am revising Grave for submission to my long-suffering (more long-suffering in my case than any author should have any right to expect) editor, Sheila Gilbert at DAW. And yes, I know I never … Continue reading 

Posted in Cast, Elantra, Mira.

I know I’ve been conspic­u­ously absent lately. I’ve been working on Grave, and I am almost finished it. But people have emailed to remind me that we’re close to release date and there are no Cast in Honor chapters. Here they are :)

Posted in Books, ebooks, Miscellaneous.

I traveled to Brisbane, deter­mined to finish Grave. Toronto to Brisbane is a long flight (or long, at least, in North American terms, and very long if one absolutely hates being on a plane, which your author emphat­i­cally does). On the first leg of the journey, I sat beside a young man who pretty much spent the entire flight to LA coughing. Or sleeping. Or coughing in his sleep. This did not fill me with confi­dence, but it’s not like I could get up and switch seats — these days, all flights appear to be full. I arrived in Brisbane after — yes — the longer of the two flights. (I almost wept when I checked ‘how much longer will this flight last’ and found that the ten hours I was certain I had already spent … Continue reading 

Posted in covers, Elantra, Mira, Shane Rebenschied.

I know most of you have probably seen this on-line (at places like Amazon or B&N), but I just got the official cover released to me today, so: here’s the cover for Cast in Honor. Which I love love love. It’s more of a thematic cover than a tech­ni­cally accurate one — but when a cover conveys a mood or a tone to me, it works. Shane Reben­schied is, as usual, the artist respon­sible for the final cover; Kathleen Oudit is the art director. I want to keep them both for the rest of my career. I kind of want to enlarge the cover, print it out, and hang it on every wall in my home. As for me, I am on a kind of writing retreat (in Brisbane, which is as far … Continue reading