I’m sorry I appear to have missed March >.<. March was revision of Hunter’s Redoubt, which went into April; the rest of April is revision of Shards of Glass, and taxes. I’m still revising Shards of Glass. I don’t have the cover yet, but the (front) cover is now up on various retailer sites. I’ll post the whole cover as usual (front and back) when I do have it. I am collating information for taxes, which are currently in the virtual shoebox of email, DevonThink and a couple of other electronic repositories. While revising. So: there’s a bit of gloom, and given April, there’s also been rain. What we haven’t really had is the annual April snowstorm (yes, I’m knocking wood). Hunter’s Redoubt is with the copy-editor now, so I expect I will soon be … Continue reading
Very early February, granted. I have finished Shards of Glass and have submitted it to my editor at Mira, which means it’s not technically finished until revisions have been requested and completed. This gives me a needed mental break from a book that was almost two weeks late, so I can return to it with a less panicked and more objective frame of mind. When I say “more objective” this is on the scale of writer neurosis, so keep that in mind :). While I wait on editorial input for two books, I have started the ramp up to writing two books; I have more of a head start on the West novel, but will take at least a week to reread all of Sun Sword and make notes. I tend, in real life, to forget … Continue reading
First: December. I finished the first draft of Hunter’s Redoubt on the 24th of December – in time to panic about Christmas tree & presents & Christmas eve dinner. It’s 303k words long, so… the longest first book in any series I’ve written T_T. It has gone off to the editor. Hopefully, it will go off to artist, too. I did not finish Shards of Glass, but I’m working on that now, in the lull between submitting a draft and getting editorial feedback. My hope was to work on both books at the same time – as I do for most of a book’s life. But usually when I hit the end of a book, I put the other on pause. I eventually had to do that with this one, because the end of a book eats all … Continue reading
I am deadline pressed in multiple ways at the moment, so this is a bit late (everything is a bit late T_T), and I have to run back to the optometrist to get my eyes re-evaluated because the new glasses aren’t working well with one eye. That’s this morning at 11:30. In the meantime: This is a SPOILER thread, where people can discuss the actual book and events in it, so if you haven’t read the book and also hate spoilers, avoid the comments.
November 29th is publication day for Cast in Eternity! …A day I had marked in my calendar as: “Optometrist appointment: 12:30” T_T. It’s been that kind of month. Physical books have made it to the store at which I work, and ebooks — I think — went out at one minute after midnight. So, fingers crossed, any preorders have been met, and anyone who prefers physical books should be able to find it in stores. (As usual, the physical books have a much wider availability range, because the books have to get from a warehouse to all the corners of North America — or beyond! — before the 29th.) Links for ebooks, audiobooks, etc. can be found on the book’s page (linked above). While I don’t link libraries, if budgets are tight, libraries should have the books … Continue reading