First: a reminder. I’m taking part in the pixel project fundraiser. This means I will be doing a google hangout on the 17th of March, at 8:30 EST. There will be an indiegogo fundraiser as well, but I’ll post a link to that when it goes live. Second: HOUSE WAR in audio book is available at audible.com until the 27th, as part of their First in a Series sale. —— Kick asked: Grave was worth waiting for. I’m curious, though, why this particular book was so difficult for you? And I started to answer, and then realized I couldn’t really answer without, oh, spoilers. SO: SPOILER ALERT. STOP READING IF YOU HATE SPOILERS. *** The difficulty goes back to Touch. … Continue reading
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Today, Grave is officially out in the wild. Book Three of The Queen of the Dead, it’s available in hardcover. I’m both nervous and excited because the series is finished with this book. Grave is longer, by about 55k words, than either Silence or Touch. But everyone expects the last book to be longer, right? I went into the store and signed the copies that arrived, and I’ve stubbed my toe on the boxes in the hall (author’s copies – I swear stubbing my toes on a box is how I know a book is real). I can sign/dedicate books if you order them through the store – but as we’re not amazon, the postage is not cheap =/. The Audio book, narrated … Continue reading
On February 7, 2017, the third and final part of The Queen of the Dead will be published. It’s longer than either Silence or Touch by about 40%. But everyone expects that from final volumes, right? >.> It also has my favorite of the three covers, all by Cliff Nielsen. *** I couldn’t choose a single chapter as a starter. I mean, I could, but I couldn’t. So there are sort of three chapters in the sample chapter, which is here.
When I returned from Australia, where I finally finished the final revision of Grave, I felt a little burned out. I went back to work on War, but progress there was slow. This happens sometimes when I haven’t quite emerged from a state-of-anxiety with regards to writing – and Grave was definitely that. As I’ve said before: when things are hard, I feel incompetent. When I feel incompetent, I tend to withdraw. The internet is full of bright, shiny, entertaining things – none of which I am at that particular moment. I am always at my most gregarious when the writing is going well. Something arrived at my doorstep, literally, that really helped. In the mess of deadlines, more deadlines, emergency … Continue reading
It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. I apologize for that. I have, on the other hand, been writing. I finished Grave and sent it to my editor, and she sent it back with revision notes (when I say notes, I mean phone call), and one of those revisions is a single sentence long and…not so small. And Cast in Flight was not finished, so I set Grave aside to percolate and finished Cast in Flight. And then, because it was – I know this will shock you all – way too long, I then spent the time cutting 11k words, and sent the book to my editor. And then I read books, and wrote a review column for F&SF. During … Continue reading