I finished Grave, as I think I might have mentioned. I have not finished the submission revisions, which I thought would take two weeks, max. Unfortunately, other deadlines, one stomach ‘flu, and the holiday season — I thought it was still, somehow, November on December the 10th, which tells you everything to need to know about my realistic relationship to the Real World ™ at the current moment — have conspired against that. I’m about half-way through the revision. I’ve been changing every second sentence, which is not actually as helpful as it sounds.
I have also been working on both War and Cast in Flight, and I am having so much fun with both of them, because it has been so long since I’ve been able to work on a book that doesn’t fight me every sentence of the way toward the end.
Back in May, I said I would post the excerpt from Oracle, which was entirely Sigurne. As you can see, it’s not exactly May. Or any of the months that follow May (until December). Did I mention I finished Grave? And that it was the fourth start-from-page-one iteration? Yes, I’m whining. Moving right along…
I had thought about maybe taking the core of this excerpt and turning it into a novella and self-publishing it. But. Well.
It’s the holiday season, and I have been a not-very-communicative author at all in the past way too many months, and so:
Sigurne. (<– This is a link to a .pdf).