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April’s end was all about taxes. Taxes, taxes, more taxes. I filed my fiscal 2016 taxes on the 29th of April (due 30th). Yesterday I filed my HST 2016 report (due June/2017), and I am officially done with taxes until the same time next year. Before taxes consumed four days of my life, I finished Cast in Deception. HOWEVER… when I say I’m finished, what it means is, I’ve figuratively typed “the end”. I have gone from page one to page 500+. When my editor says I’m finished, it means an entirely different thing. When I say I submitted Cast in Deception (which has not happened yet), it means that, having typed “the end”, I have started at the beginning … Continue reading 

Posted in DAW, Elantra, Essalieyan, writing.

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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Because I’ve worked in an SF/F specialty store since 1986, I haven’t attended conventions in Toronto as an author; during those, we have a table at the convention and we also need to keep the store open, so I’m seldom an author in Toronto, because: bookseller. BUT: I will be at the Ad Astra table at the Toronto Comic Con, for those of you who are local, or close to local, on the 18th and 19th of March, 2017. It’s at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. During the signing times, we’ll have books for sale, but if there are specific books you want signed (ummm, by me–and yes, I have signed other author’s books at customer request, but only once), … Continue reading 

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So. Where to start. I am not finished the next Cast novel. I’m not finished War. I had a very very very difficult November, which added to future deadline stress. I am working on both books. I only barely remembered that it’s January, and I have a new book being published in February (Grave). So I made a post about that. Badly. Everything I ever knew about WordPress has vanished into the backbrain so thoroughly, finding it was an issue >.<. I promised that Grave would be available at the same time in both the US and the UK. I had intended that Silence and Touch be available before that. And, well. Fail. When I finish words for the day, I am working on making those … Continue reading 

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I appear to have missed April. April was Cast in Flight revisions and taxes. And visitors. On May 3rd, the mass market paperback of Oracle was released. I appear to have missed May 3rd. This is going to be a theme =(. I am almost finished Grave revisions. Grave is a February 2017 title. May has been, and will be all Grave, and a little bit of War. Because Grave is a book I started four times before I could actually finish it, there’s the assorted stresses and knee-jerk reactions, which makes this revision harder than most of my revisions. But: I am working, I am writing, and I am trying, desperately, to catch up. Which is also, sadly, one of my life themes. … Continue reading