Category Archives: Cast

Posted in Cast, Elantra, chapters.

I managed, due to the laws of physics, to drop a bowl in the kitchen. The bowl did not survive. Sadly, a piece of flying glass decided to avenge the dish, and flew up, cutting my right pinky. Some argument occurred thereafter in the household, because seriously, a triangular cut on the front pad of the pinky does not constitute an emergency. I grudgingly allowed that I would be willing to go to the hospital to see about stitches if the bleeding had not stopped within a certain time frame. So, long story short, the bleeding did not stop within that time frame, and yes, I had to uphold my end of the bargain. And now I have stitches. Typing … Continue reading 

Posted in Cast, ebooks, Essalieyan, Queen of the Dead, writing.

I cannot believe it is already February. But, of course, it is. I finished revisions on Cast in Flame in January, and they’ve gone back to my editor. I still have copyedits to review (when they arrive) and AAs (the HLQ version of page proofs), and the book will be done. And I have a cover rough which I cannot share yet, which is making me cry. I will post the cover the minute I have permission. Ahem. No one likes to see a grown author cry, so I will move right along. I am about a third of the way through Grave. I admit that I have avoided looking at any reviews whatsoever for Touch, because I am still … Continue reading 

Posted in Cast, Elantra, Worldbuilders.

Today, the Worldbuilder’s auction that includes Cast in Flame went live on ebay. I am going to quote what I sent with the manuscript itself. When Worldbuilders came around this year (2013), and Pat sent email inviting donations and contributions for his annual drive, I had my usual reaction: I looked at what everyone else was contributing, and felt inadequate. (Because: writer. Everyone else’s ideas always look exciting or interesting or original because they haven’t been living in my head for years.) But this year I had an idea. I mean, I had several, but this particular idea did not immediately strike me as feeble or uninteresting. (See: writer, above). I was, when I received the email, almost finished Cast … Continue reading 

Posted in Cast, DAW, Elantra, Essalieyan, self-publishing, writing, covers.

I have revised and submitted Cast in Flame. It’s going two places: the first, to my editor at HLQ. (She already has it). The second, to Patrick Rothfuss’ Worldbuilders fundraiser. Yes, I am sending a copy of the submission manuscript for a book that won’t see print until the end of July, 2014, to Worldbuilder’s. It’s not there yet. I had to have it printed, and then had to change the printing so it was two sides of a page so I could have it spiral bound. I will post again when the auction goes live. I have written a bunch of Oracle words – but the book isn’t done yet. And I have been working on The Hidden City, … Continue reading 

Posted in Cast, Elantra, Luna, writing.

This was supposed to be a post at the end of November, but November kind of got away from me, in the sense that a book was due at the end of it and it was not finished yet. But it is now December, and the book is finished, so I am allowed to post. Or sleep. Or both, although it’s harder to watch what I say when I’m sleeping. I am behind on email. I am behind on tumblr. I am behind on facebook. I will be behind on twitter as of tomorrow. I am about a week’s worth of words behind on Oracle. But: I am finished Cast in Flame. November was largely one small first world crisis … Continue reading