March was eventful for me, since I usually stay at home and hide under large rocks. I participated in the pixelproject fundraiser. As of this morning, I have mailed or hand-delivered two of the three books that donors chose in that auction (the third is not finished, not published, and promised to the third donor when both of those things occur); I have had the absolute pleasure of speaking with the readers who chose the 30 minute hangouts. During the month, however, I continued my normal writing schedule, with a brief break of two days to attend a convention. So, this is where the writing currently stands. Cast in Deception, as it is currently called, is due in April; it … Continue reading
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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
I just received email from Audible.com, and I’m posting to share it. The publication date for the audiobook of Oracle is June 23rd. I’m sorry that it wasn’t published simultaneously with the hardcover release – that was probably my fault. The revision process was more complicated than usual, and it took longer =/. Information can be found here. You can also pre-order at the link. The narrator is Eva Wilhelm (who also narrated all of the previous books in the series).
It’s May the 5th. May 5th this year is release day (sometimes called ‘book birthday’ on the internet) for Oracle. I know that a few of you have already found the book in the wild; when I went into the bookstore on Saturday, I found it :D. This year, for the first time, the ebook for people who are not living in North America is also available. Or will be, within the next few hours (it has gone live on Kobo, which usually takes longer, but not yet live on Amazon or iTunes). In fact, all of The House War books that currently exist are now available as ebooks for people who live outside of North America. They are not … Continue reading
March and April were very trying months. Not just because of the endless snow, but because, having finished Cast in Honor, I then had to go back and revise for length. (Yes, yes, I know this will not shock anyone – but it’s easily the longest of the books to date. It’s like I’m getting worse at the whole length thing, not better). The upside, for a variety of up that made me pull out half my hair, is that I actually have a chunk of cut stuff that reads more or less continuously, which I will post much closer to the book’s pub date. And I am just getting back to Grave, and in theory, it’s another 10-20k words … Continue reading