I am writing this from Brisbane, in its variant of winter — which is kind of like early Fall in Toronto, but with an astonishing clarity of sky. It is the perfect weather for walking — it’s very slightly cool, but not so much that a jacket or sweater is required.
I’m writing, instead, but on the balcony.
I’ve finished Oracle. Or rather, I’ve finished the draft. I am hoping to lose about 20k words, starting from page one, because at the moment it is the longest of the House War books, hands down. But: thirty-one chapters, one prologue, one epilogue.
Which means I have started today on Grave. Again, and have finally (late, because arg) started Cast in Honor. Because one book has to be going well, and there is no possibility that will, at this point, be Grave.
I feel as if I don’t really have very much to report here >.>.
So, I will ask a question, instead. Lately, on multiple mailing lists, authors of my on-line acquaintance have been talking about mailing lists. Of their own. I have never done this, in part because I don’t feel I have a lot to say that’s of interest to readers that I don’t say here. It’s fairly easy to just subscribe to blog posts here — and if people subscribe, they’re probably going to find out how the writing has been going (once a month), and when a new book is being released.
But people seem to sign up for mailing lists in larger numbers than they sign up for blog posts, so maybe this is wrong. I realize that the only people who will answer this will be people who find the blog, but will ask anyway: Mailing lists? Yes? No?
ETA: By mailing list, I actually mean: Newsletter. It occurred to me only after reading some of the responses that they are not interchangeable terms; in other places, mailing list is used to mean Newsletter. Sorry for the lack of clarity >.<