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My server-host has taken a job at Word­Press. Which means he can’t main­tain or work on private servers. Which means my web-site has been migrated to a different server (press​able​.com, for those who are curious). Press­able handles Word­Press installs. It doesn’t handle forum soft­ware that isn’t a Word­Press plugin. Through no fault of anyone’s but me, I don’t think the forums actu­ally worked; I thought I would be able to spend more time (like, say, old Live­journal time) in the forums, but in the end I couldn’t. Which means the forums are now gone. In future, I will go back to the older model: I’ll make a post about each novel some­time after the publi­ca­tion day, which will be heavily SPOILER marked, for people who want to talk about … Continue reading 

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  It’s 2019. I hope the close of 2018 was peaceful and warm. For my part, it was. I also make no New Year’s Reso­lu­tions this year for a change of pace. This is different from making reso­lu­tions which are … not so resolute by about April >.>. I actu­ally took time off for the holi­days, where “time off” = looking for appli­ances to replace our failing appli­ances. And hectic Christmas shop­ping. But we had a lovely Christmas, and both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s day, so I am not complaining. Much. If the dish­washer had ears, on the other hand… I am, of course, still writing — but copy-edits ate much of December, and I was sick in bed for 3 days (which I don’t recom­mend when one has … Continue reading 

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Here it is: the cover for First­born. Art by Jody Lee. I don’t have the cover flat, so I don’t have the text/blurb yet; I think the amazon text is actu­ally cata­logue copy (the thing that gets shown to book­sellers). It’s Carver! Okay, now I’m going back to copy-edits T_T.  

Posted in Books, Cast, DAW.

This is tech­ni­cally the November edition, but I have been neck-deep in page proofs for First­born. Which were due today. November was actu­ally a really produc­tive writing month (until page proofs). I found the begin­ning of The Black Gauntlet, title entirely tenta­tive, and have one prologue and three chap­ters. I have more of the Severn book, but some changes from novella struc­ture were neces­sary. Not as many as I was afraid there would be – but to be fair, I was afraid I would have to ditch all 30k words, so. I have copy-edits for War incoming today, which will eat some writing time — but War is a June title. So: February 2019 and June 2019 for First­born and War. I made a comment over at Tor​.com, on a review of the … Continue reading 

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Else­where on the Internet, I was asked a ques­tion. How many books do you work on at once? And how long did it take you to go from one book to two? Since the answer to the first ques­tion is two, I’m going to concen­trate on the second ques­tion. When my kids were small, they were – no surprise to parents anywhere – very very work and time inten­sive. The 24/7 nature of very young chil­dren made writing a chaotic mess and an act of hopeful desper­a­tion. I had dead­lines, and we needed the money from meeting them. But infants do not under­stand this. They don’t under­stand that money keeps roof over head, among many other things. So, when the kids were young — and until the youngest was about … Continue reading