Very early February, granted. I have finished Shards of Glass and have submitted it to my editor at Mira, which means it’s not technically finished until revisions have been requested and completed. This gives me a needed mental break from a book that was almost two weeks late, so I can return to it with a less panicked and more objective frame of mind. When I say “more objective” this is on the scale of writer neurosis, so keep that in mind :). While I wait on editorial input for two books, I have started the ramp up to writing two books; I have more of a head start on the West novel, but will take at least a week to reread all of Sun Sword and make notes. I tend, in real life, to forget … Continue reading
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November 29th is publication day for Cast in Eternity! …A day I had marked in my calendar as: “Optometrist appointment: 12:30” T_T. It’s been that kind of month. Physical books have made it to the store at which I work, and ebooks — I think — went out at one minute after midnight. So, fingers crossed, any preorders have been met, and anyone who prefers physical books should be able to find it in stores. (As usual, the physical books have a much wider availability range, because the books have to get from a warehouse to all the corners of North America — or beyond! — before the 29th.) Links for ebooks, audiobooks, etc. can be found on the book’s page (linked above). While I don’t link libraries, if budgets are tight, libraries should have the books … Continue reading
I have spent the last day doing my taxes (in Canada, the deadline is the end of April. Except apparently when that falls on a weekend, in which case it’s the first Monday after the 30th). But, I have bits and pieces of news. My new editor is Leah Mol, new to the Mira team. Like me, she’s a Torontonian, so I got to meet her in person. I am feeling vastly more comfortable now. First: I have been invited to be a Guest of Honor at the UK’s Eastercon in 2024, which will take place in Telford, between the 29th of March and the 1st of April. Second: The audiobook for Riven Shield is now available. It’s narrated by Eva Wilhelm, as all the West novels are, and (some) of … Continue reading
I try to put these up a week after a book has been released, but I was so focused on trying to finish Cast in Eternity that this did not happen. So, late, but: this is a discussion thread meant entirely for people who are not me to discuss Sword & Shadow. As the title suggests, it’s a spoiler thread, and while I ask people not to spoil a book in the main publication day thread, I’m obviously not going to ask people not to spoil things in this one :). DO NOT READ if you haven’t read the book, unless you don’t mind spoilers.
Well, I had hoped to have good news — and may have good news in the not too distant future — but. I mentioned that a miscommunication meant that my deadline had been shortened, and spent all of February pushing to write more words than I normally write. Towards the end of February, my brain … ran out of good words, and so I had garbage words and had to go back and uproot and revise while looking at looming deadline approaching like – as I mentioned – a train, while I was on the tracks. It’s why I can’t generally write faster. I can do it for desperate, emergencies, but I can’t continue at that pace because I run out of good words, and I have to then take time away from writing for that well to refill — so on … Continue reading