Category Archives: grovelling apology

Posted in Books, DAW, Essalieyan, grovelling apology, writing.

I finally have news to report about War. TL;DR (too long; didn’t read, for those who aren’t accustomed to this particular Internet short-hand): The book I submitted to DAW is now going to be two books: Firstborn, which will be published in February 2019 and War, which will be published in June 2019. ______ For those who want the longer details, they are as follows. (I didn’t originally intend to have the shorter recap, but – it’s a long post, and I accept that some people don’t actually want author musings or groveling; they just want to know when they can read the book they’ve been waiting for. Since I am sometimes one of those readers, I’m sympathetic.) I mentioned some … Continue reading 

Posted in Essalieyan, grovelling apology, writing, Mira.

I did say that I would try to post more often. Or be on-line more often. I have, of course, been less on-line. And Grave is not done. What, you say? Grave was almost done the last time you updated! And I did say that. And it is still almost done. But. I had to more heavily revise Oracle than I’ve had to revise any of the House War books. There was a long section of flashback that I wasn’t certain worked*. It worked for me, but I’m strange like that. It didn’t work in its context/placement (this will make sense when you read the book, but I will not spoil anything). And in the way of Michelle books, excising … Continue reading 

Posted in DAW, grovelling apology, writing, Mira.

First: I want to wish everyone who celebrates it a Happy Thanksgiving! (In Canada, we celebrate in October). Second: I’m sorry I’ve been off-line. Technically, I’m still off-line, but I get the sense that people are beginning to worry, so I wanted to quickly say: I’m alive. November 2014 has not been the best November on record. I had expected to be finished GRAVE by now – and in part, I was not writing an update because I had hoped that I would be able to say it was (or at least the first draft was) done. It’s almost done. Second, I’ve received some email asking about the situation at Harlequin. For those who now wonder why, my long-time editor, … Continue reading 

Posted in ebooks, Essalieyan, grovelling apology, Queen of the Dead.

In the Touch thread, Hanneke asked a question which I’d like to answer here: I’ve been looking for it on Kobo every few days, and it hasn’t shown up yet, two-and-a-half weeks after publication day. Should I practise my patience a bit longer, or is this long enough to guess that someone at the publisher forgot to tick the ‘available to buy in the rest of the world’-box at distribution, or forgot to send it to Kobo, and send them an e-mail? If so, do you happen to have a name or an e-mail address for the publisher, where I could send my question? The short answer is: No. If you picked up Silence from Kobo, and you do not … Continue reading 

Posted in DAW, ebooks, Essalieyan, grovelling apology.

I have just had word from DAW about Riven Shield: THE RIVEN SHIELD will be put out for distribution Friday, so that should start appearing at vendors in the next ten days or so. As I’ve mentioned previously, DAW, while being distributed by one of the ‘Big Six’, is actually a small, privately owned publisher, with the attendant number of staff. Getting new books into production, catalogues, and stores eats up about 140% of their time, and the other 10% (because no one expects to work in publishing at less than 60 hours a week) is left for things like digitizing the backlist. Hunter’s Oath and Hunter’s Death have started to appear as ebooks in the wild. Riven Shield should … Continue reading