Category Archives: Elantra

Posted in Elantra, Shane Rebenschied, Mira.

Many of you have already seen the cover for Cast in Deception in the wild. The artist is, once again, the amazing Shane Rebenschied; the art director is the equally talented Kathleen Oudit. This is the full cover, with back blurb: *** In the good news department: Mira is re-issuing Cast in Shadow and Cast in Courtlight, to coincide with the release of Cast in Deception. They’ll be in trade paperback, with slightly updated covers (fonts, name placement, things like that). *** I have finished page proofs; I haven’t finished the book review column–but I find reading and thinking about books far, far less disruptive to writing than copy-edits or page proofs. Some writers can do both – write first, revise, … 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. … Continue reading 

Posted in Elantra, Essalieyan, writing.

This is a bit late. Again. But at least it’s in the right month… The first half of May was Michelle revising first draft of Cast in Deception (as noted below, I messed up the title because, umm, it’s not War >.<). so it could become submission draft. This took a bit longer than I had originally planned. The second half of May was War and the start of the as yet unnamed Severn story. But mostly, it was War. Which is not finished yet. I’ve mentioned that I work on two different books simultaneously until I reach the end of one of them, at which point, I don’t have the mental space for anything but the book that is ending. It’s … Continue reading 

Posted in DAW, Elantra, Essalieyan, writing.

March was eventful for me, since I usually stay at home and hide under large rocks. I participated in the pixelproject fundraiser. As of this morning, I have mailed or hand-delivered two of the three books that donors chose in that auction (the third is not finished, not published, and promised to the third donor when both of those things occur); I have had the absolute pleasure of speaking with the readers who chose the 30 minute hangouts. During the month, however, I continued my normal writing schedule, with a brief break of two days to attend a convention. So, this is where the writing currently stands. Cast in Deception, as it is currently called, is due in April; it … 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 … Continue reading