I am home. I have more or less recovered from the flight between Melbourne and Toronto (Michelle is not the world’s best traveler, for all kinds of reasons, not the least of which is: when I get off the plane, the first thing I want to do is crawl into my own bed and sleep for a day.) I loved Melbourne, though. I got a lot of work done, there.
I have been working on Cast in Flame. My simple “Kaylin needs to find a new apartment plot” has kind of been hit hard by two unforeseen complications. Unforeseen because I had originally thought of doing this story before Kaylin went to the West March. After the West March has complications that arise naturally from Cast in Sorrow. (I am enough out of it that I actually typed out a chunk of the complications and then realized they would be spoilers…)
I have been working on War. I might have mentioned that I am very behind in War. I should probably now mention that the book on which I’m currently working is no longer called War. It’s now called Oracle. The book after Oracle is now War.
This might sound confusing. What it means, in the shorter factual version, is that the book is being split and will be two books, the first of which is Oracle and the last of which is War.
The forums I asked about last month are functional, but not prettified yet. They should be ready to go by the time Cast in Sorrow is out in the wilds, and there is a spoiler topic in place for that — but the forums are pretty flexible, and anyone can create discussion topics within the subforums.
And I am most of the way through the work that has to be done to upload The House War as an ebook series available to UK (and other) readers. They have different covers, and I’ll post those here as they go up. They won’t be going up on Smashwords, though. In order to use Smashwords, I have to retain all ebook rights, and I don’t with these books. So they’ll be available on amazon, and the iBook store; I have to look into Kobo as well.
Last: I will be attending the Worldcon in San Antonio this year. I’ll put up my schedule in a couple of days.