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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Posted in Luna, Elantra.

I have a cover for Cast in Peril! The artist is Shane Reben­schied, and I love, love, love what he’s done here. The book’s on-sale date is the 25th of September, so it’s not coming out imme­di­ately – but soon. I could only find links for the ebook on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, but will add the others as they become avail­able. I gener­ally put up first chap­ters the month before the book is published, in part because I am the dictio­nary defi­n­i­tion of impa­tient when it comes to reading. In fact, confes­sion time: I never read first chap­ters or teasers when I’m waiting for a novel as a reader, because I want to finish the book right now, and am then forced to wait. But I also have a cover for the stand­alone ebook … Continue reading 

Posted in Books, self-publishing, Short Stories.

Last July, I started repub­lishing ebook versions of my out of print short stories. I still have fifty-nine to go, but sold Silence, and added a book to my dead­line plate. Since I publish the short stories, I am unlikely to seri­ously tick me off if I let things slide. I promised I would have a print version of Memory of Stone and Other Stories for my print readers. I’m grateful for the many years of support print readers have given me. This doesn’t mean that I’m less grateful for the support ebook readers give me now, but I started writing and publishing in a time when the only medium was print, and many of you have been with me since I started. Also: I have an iPad, but I still prefer reading … Continue reading 

Posted in Appearances, Conventions.

July 27 – 29: I will be attending Conflu­ence, the small SF conven­tion in Pitts­burgh that I try to attend every year. Seanan McGuire is both the author Guest of Honor and the Filk Guest of Honor. I have a very tenta­tive schedule, but it’s likely to change a bit, so I’ll hold off on posting it. August 30-September 3: Worldcon!. November 1 – 4: World Fantasy Conven­tion. I theo­ret­i­cally have more free time (any non-guest of honor attendee can sign up for one panel, because there’s a much higher number of authors to readers ratio), but the conven­tion is also in the suburbs of Toronto, which means the book­store (where I still work part-time) will have tables there.

Posted in DAW, Essalieyan, Queen of the Dead, self-publishing, writing.

First: Battle has been turned in to my editor at DAW. It is not finished in the sense that it is now a book — she’ll read it, and she’ll make notes of the things that don’t work or are not clear enough, and I’ll do a revi­sion pass to correct the things I can address. After which, it will go out to a copy-editor and from there, to produc­tion, which will then print out galley pages, which come back to me. This makes me cry (and I apol­o­gize in advance because I know I whine a bit on twitter when I am proof-reading). There is nothing worse than reading your own books looking only for your mistakes, typos, etc. All of the good things become invis­ible: you’re left with the … Continue reading 

Posted in writing.

I use an offline program to compose posts, and I sent that one to the blog instead of the Live­Journal, where it was meant to be posted >.< Apolo­gies to everyone who gets email noti­fi­ca­tions here =/.