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Holiday post: excerpt from ORACLE

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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).

15 Responses to Holiday post: excerpt from ORACLE

  1. Carol Duffy says:

    Thank you Michelle! Happy Holi­days to you and your family and may the Writing Gods be kinder next year.

  2. Teresa says:

    Happy Holi­days to you and yours :) I love your books and look forward to future installments.

  3. merie says:

    Thankyou Michelle for all your hard work. You makes us all happy.Looking forward to ‘War’ .
    Have a wonderful Xmas with your family and friends

  4. Chris G. says:

    It’s well in advance of May 2016, so we *might* say that you are very early indeed. That seems to me a most satis­fac­tory course, and if all others are agree­able, then let us proceed thusly. :D

    Mean­while, thank you for the excerpt (as well as the overall update of course), and if it ever does appear as a novella then I’d be happy to purchase it, just let us know. 

    Please take care, and have a happy New Year.

  5. Mike D says:

    Thanks and all good wishes for the future.

    ==If they will be lead, lead them — but lead them away.==


  6. Joey says:

    Yay for the comple­tion of GRAVE, despite bumps along the way!

  7. Lara B says:

    Thank you for this generous offering. When you have time and energy, should you decide to publish this as a novella like you did with Echoes, I’d be happy to purchase it! =)

    Take care and have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I wish for you many good things, including chap­ters that flow smoothly onto the page rather than ones that are cantan­kerous and obstinate.

  8. Zia says:

    Thank you for posting this! I’m looking forward to reading it when I get home. I hope you get some time to your­self soon to enjoy the holidays. 

    I’m glad you get to enjoy writing some of the books ;)

  9. Lisa says:

    Your writing has the grace of poetry!! It combines the earth and wind and I too listen to the voices under it all. Thank you for your gift and may you have a blessed year????

  10. Allyson says:

    Thank you so much! I hope you are able to peace­fully enjoy your holi­days! Merry Christmas.

  11. Sivi says:

    Merry Christmas and wishing you and your family all the best for the New Year.

  12. Tchula says:

    Wow, now my Christmas will be even merrier! Thanks for working so hard for us. Now go enjoy the holi­days with your lovely family. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! :-D

  13. To you and your family a merry and restful Christmas and happy New Year. Thank you ever so much for all the many wondrous stories you share with us.

  14. Alan says:

    Merry Christmas Michelle, and be well. The sigurne novella is lovely, indeed.

  15. Arlene says:

    Hi Michelle

    I know I’m whining. Sorry, please forgive me.
    Back last April 10 blog you mentioned that you have some cut chap­ters from Cast In Honor that you would post. I think that would be a lovely Easter treat for your readers. Please. Pretty please with whipped cream and a cherry on top.

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