Category Archives: writing

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 

Posted in writing.

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 

Posted in writing.

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 

Posted in Cast, DAW, writing.

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