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Posted in Cast, Elantra, grovelling apology.

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 

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 submitted War to … 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 the only … 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 internal … 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