A reader who also writes send me a question in email, and agreed to let me post it, as the answer might be helpful to other readers in similar situations. So: this is about writing and process. It’s not really about news about current writing. I’ve been editing my first novel for several weeks now and I am finding that I am changing more than I expected. I guess I am concerned that I might be over editing and was wondering how much you change during the editing process? Is there a good way to know if you are going too far while editing? This is one of those questions that is very hard to answer because it varies hugely … Continue reading
January was the month in which I vowed I would write the Severn short story that has been owed since, oh, March of last year. However, at 35k words and chapter seven, I realized that this was not actually even a long novella–it’s a novel as it currently stands. So, that is now being discussed with publisher, because: novel. (I’m sorry, Melissa T_T) I have started the second short story I owe from the same period. At the moment, however, I have confidence that this time it will be short, and regardless, length is less of an issue because it doesn’t run afoul of option clauses. I think. (For the record, it’s a short story that takes place in the … Continue reading
I thought today was Monday. While telling someone that release day was tomorrow, I realized that tomorrow was actually today, January 23rd, 2018. That’s what January has been like, so far… Cast in Deception is now out in the wild. It is available in ebook and in audiobook, and Khristine Vham is the narrator for the latter (I’m very, very happy about this, and sometimes feel I should nail her feet to the studio floor so she will always be the narrator–and this would, of course, be bad of me).
I’ve been going back and forth with myself (and possibly fretting at other people in my household who were foolish enough to vacate the room after the first sentence). About what, you ask? About posting a preview chapter–in this case, the prologue–of War. I haven’t had the revision discussion with my editor yet; I hope to do that after the holiday break. So the fretting is mostly whether or not what I post will survive in the published book. I mean, it’s not much of a preview if it doesn’t actually serve as a preview of the book itself. It’s kind of a hopeful preview, but uncertainty abounds. Since the book is very very long in its current state, there … Continue reading
To those who celebrate, Happy Holidays! I have been writing, but at the moment, have very little to show for it; my short Severn story is now 28k words and not finished. I hope to finish it before the New Year, but in the frenetic, panicked busy work of holiday preparations, I am not sure how feasible this is. Chapter one of Cast in Deception is here: Cast in Deception 01. Re: audiobook versions: there appears to be a physical box of 13 CDs, but the downloadable version doesn’t seem to be available on iTunes yet, or rather, the link to it doesn’t seem to be available there. I’ll update those links when we’re closer to pub date. So the audiobook … Continue reading