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 time back that I had finished and … 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 the section was painful. It wasn’t … 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, Mary­Theresa Hussey, was laid off, one of dozens in an … 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 live in North America, or … 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 join them … Continue reading