Category Archives: Cast

Posted in Cast, DAW, Elantra, Essalieyan, writing, Mira, Jody Lee.

I appear to have missed the month of June =/. This month, I turned in Cast in Oblivion. I have not turned in First­born yet, but will hope­fully finish it before the end of this month; it was more compli­cated to split the book than I’d orig­i­nally intended, and required a couple of running starts, but I am now on the (new) last chapter. I am very glad that I don’t have to worry about the length of the book, since it was the shorter half of the split. Jody Lee, the cover artist, finished the emer­gency Unplanned Novel cover before I finished the revi­sion >.>. I will share when I can. I am writing the first Severn novel next, Elantra-wise. The next Cast novel should be about … Continue reading 

Posted in Cast, Essalieyan, writing, Shane Rebenschied, Mira.

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 universe of The Augus­tine Painters and The Colours of … Continue reading 

Posted in Cast, Elantra, writing, chapters.

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 links look … Continue reading 

Posted in Books, Cast, DAW, Elantra, Essalieyan, writing.

I had really hoped to be able to write this yesterday, because I could then tell myself it was still July. But, it’s not July, it’s the begin­ning of August. When I went to Australia, War was at 340k words. I thought it would be 30k words to the end. Where in this case, thought prob­ably means “prayed”. This is not, as you know from the last blog post, what happened. Today, I have typed the figu­ra­tive “THE END” on War. It is, as it currently stands, 430k words. This is too long. Not neces­sarily for readers, but my poor, poor editor. And publisher. So while I have typed “THE END”, my part in that book is not yet over. I have to revise, fix the … Continue reading 

Posted in Cast, Elantra, Mira.

Today, Cast in Flight offi­cially launches. It’s avail­able in ebook, audio­book and trade paper­back. I’m a little bit behind, which I know will come as a shock to all of you. I am working on (not finished) War and the next Cast novel, which is absent a reason­able title — the working title is Cast in Treachery, but I’m not certain it works. So “Next Cast Novel” is how I will prob­ably refer to it until I have a title that does. I kind of crashed at the end of the Summer, and had zero brain left for anything like produc­tive writing. I always post sample chap­ters — but this time around, it totally fell off the table, swept out of my head by the lack of func­tional brain. I’m really sorry =/. When the … Continue reading