Well. Today, WordPress upgraded to 5.5. This… broke things, for the first time since 2.x, on my site. Much of the morning, in which I intended to upload the latest short story (after formatting, proofing, etc.) was stalled by the fact that the backend of my site wasn’t really working. (Jeremy Tolbert rescued me: he told me exactly what was broken – a plug-in. It’s upgraded and working now). And then, to top it all off, when uploading the story to kindle, I uploaded the wrong story. I noticed this when uploading to Kobo, because the cover… was the last story’s cover T_T. I have not, however, thrown my computer out the window. Barely. This short story was published in 1997, so written in 1996. It’s interesting … Continue reading
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So, this is late. And people who are looking at the covers will realize that I have jumped from 17 to 19. Story 18 was an alternate history, written over a quarter of a century ago (yes, I’m old), and I am just not comfortable with it. It was alternate future, not alternate past, and the key character is… someone who is alive now, adult, and not in any way but name associated with the character in the story. Don’t write stories with fictionalized real people T_T. Because I was angsting about this — and about the face that I know nothing about photoshop and cannot therefore change the numbers on the covers of the stories — I may have fallen off the stability wagon a bit and therefore did not get a new story … Continue reading
It’s the end of July, and as promised, here’s Cast in Ruin, Chapter One, which Amazon lists as a 20 September 2011 release. It’s an October title; it’s sold to stores as an October title, and the date of publication that I always reference on my pages is the publication month for which the book is sold to stores. With paper books it is impossible to have an exact date without complicated legal embargos (i.e. of the type used for Harry Potter books and no one else); the Amazon date is probably truer to the time at which the book will start to arrive in physical bookstores (and therefore Amazon’s physical warehouse). It is also listed on the Elantra page in the … Continue reading
Aaron asked me earlier — while I was in bunker mode — if I’d put up a sample or teaser chapter for House Name, as it’s due out very soon. Because I’ve been late and things have been hectic, I’ve only just now managed to do this — but in compensation (yes, sadly, I’ve been needing to use that word a lot recently), I’ve put up the prologue and the first chapter of the book. It’s on the House War page in the sidebar/bibiliography link up top. It’s only .pdf, at the moment; let me know if that’s a problem for anyone.