Category Archives: writing

Posted in Audio books, DAW, Essalieyan, writing, Conventions.

Tantor Media has just released The Uncrowned King, the second book of the Sun Sword series, in audio, narrated by Eva Wilhelm, the narrator for the House War series. As you can see, they’re using a different cover for the audio­book, (they’re using a different cover for Broken Crown as well, but I kind of missed that one >.>). In other news, I am going on a desper­ately needed writing retreat (dead­lines), but will be back for Can*Con in Ottawa. This is very last minute for me because I wasn’t certain I could make it, so I don’t have a schedule that I can post. I will post a schedule if it arrives before I get back from writing, but I’ll prob­ably be a little bit scarce until then.    

Posted in writing.

July was a month of revi­sions, book review column and cover copy. But: revi­sions for Cast in Wisdom are done, and I am once again rereading all of the words for the unfin­ished books that I didn’t touch while revising (revi­sion being an entirely sepa­rate part of my brain than creating). There was a lot of cursing #pastme. I am going to the Worldcon in Dublin this year, which is just over two weeks away. So I’m desper­ately trying to get as many words as possible before then. Below is my current schedule — I think loca­tions are subject to change, but not times. Kaffeeklatsch: Michelle Sagara Format: Kaffeeklatsch 15 Aug 2019, Thursday 17:00 — 17:50, Level 3 Foyer (KK/LB) (CCD) Stroll with the stars: Friday Format: Stroll 16 Aug 2019, … Continue reading 

Posted in writing.

This is the thread for discus­sion of War by people who have a) already read it and want to talk about it or b) don’t care about being spoiled. I found parts of the discus­sion thread to First­born a bit diffi­cult — it’s been a while since I’ve had spoiler thread posts on this web-site, and I stayed out of book discus­sion posts on the forum, when they were active. But I have now figured out how to filter things, and I will remain bliss­fully igno­rant while strug­gling with the current books, one of which is giving me minor ulcers, I swear.  

Posted in Books, Elantra, Short Stories, writing.

I seem to have misplaced April. First: News. I have sold DAW Books the first four novels in the series that is now called The Burning Crown, but which I’ve called The End of Days arc for decades. I have no titles, but do have dead­lines — the first of which is July of 2020. That’s when it’s due to the publisher. It’s not a publi­ca­tion date >.<. This is the last arc of the Essalieyan universe. I expect it to be roughly the same as the Sun Sword in length. (Well, no, I orig­i­nally thought, it’s just these two books, right? I have endings! Greek Chorus: No, Michelle, try to be real­istic for once. You thought the Sun Sword was two books, too — Broken Crown and Sun Sword. But I had key endpoints and the first … Continue reading 

Posted in writing, process.

This is, indi­rectly, the answer to the ques­tion I was asked several years ago. That ques­tion wasn’t about how to write that first novel, or the rest of the ques­tions that we all had as new writers; it was about how, after the shine of that first novel dulled, the dust had settled, and one was not Rowling or Roth­fuss, one continued. Oddly enough, it is also a post about Anxiety and processing. Or not oddly. ANXIETY PART II I want to recap slightly, but also to be a bit more gran­ular. So, let me go back to my 3 points, because they’re not actu­ally 3 points. This is Michelle at peak effi­ciency: 1. Cast novel current words 2. Cast novel, possible causal forward writing … Continue reading