Monthly Archives: January 2012

Posted in Books, DAW, Essalieyan.

This is the final part of the summary of the events of The Sun Sword: Skirmish Summary 03.b. There are — as I think Michael pointed out in the previous thread — events that I didn’t mention, in part because it would add enormously to the length of the summary, and if I hit 60k words, it pushes the meaning of the word “summary”. It probably wouldn’t surprise anyone, but it also wouldn’t be finished until next month. I think the summary contains the backstory necessary to understand what’s happening now in Skirmish, but if there are points that are confusing, this is the post to ask questions in. I will try to answer them as they come up. I also … Continue reading 

Posted in DAW, Essalieyan, grovelling apology.

First, noting the tags, I want to apologize for a number of things. I did not intend to write a series of books that would break in the middle this way. What kind of an idiot writes a series that requires another entire series to be read in the middle? Apparently, me. Had I realized, when I finished Hidden City, that there would be three books that would cover one arc, I would have called the series something else, and had one “early years” trilogy. I like to believe that I learn from my mistakes. I promise that I will never make this one again. It didn’t occur to me, while writing Hidden City, that people who hadn’t read The … Continue reading 

Posted in Miscellaneous.

Well. The end of 2011 was hectic, and I’ve been a little snowed under with work. I’m an introvert by nature. People who’ve met me in real life often find this description a bit confusing, because in real life, I don’t generally strike people as shy. But introversion is not synonymous with shyness. I like interacting with my readers. Actually, let me rephrase that. I like interacting with readers for whom reading is a lifelong obsession, because that pretty much describes me, and it’s something we have in common. But interaction, when I’m overwhelmed, takes thought, focus, and energy, and when writing is particularly difficult, that’s where all the mental energy goes–and it leaves me with very little left over. … Continue reading