I appear to have missed the month of June =/.
This month, I turned in Cast in Oblivion.
I have not turned in Firstborn yet, but will hopefully finish it before the end of this month; it was more complicated to split the book than I’d originally intended, and required a couple of running starts, but I am now on the (new) last chapter. I am very glad that I don’t have to worry about the length of the book, since it was the shorter half of the split. Jody Lee, the cover artist, finished the emergency Unplanned Novel cover before I finished the revision >.>. I will share when I can.
I am writing the first Severn novel next, Elantra-wise. The next Cast novel should be about Bellusdeo and the Dragon Court. In theory. Books have a way of starting where I want them to start and turning left. Rapidly. My intent is to write the Severn novel and follow it immediately with the Cast novel, so the Cast novels should continue at one book a year. I am trying to fit things around that one-book-a-year.
I will move immediately from Firstborn into War revisions – but they shouldn’t be as complicated (cue hollow laugh). Nothing that is currently being written in Firstborn should have a large effect on War, or the second half, as it currently stands. After which, I will start the Not-Yet-Named first novel of the End of Days arc, which begins in Breodanir.
It is hot in Toronto. I melt at temperatures greater than 22, and at 22 if I am not sitting still. Whining about heat has almost eclipsed whining about my own incompetence at revision.
My current reading has been Alan Garner’s non-fiction The Voice That Thunders, which has eaten parts of my brain. A collection of essays based on presentations, he talks about archaeology, myth, writing, mental illness. I’m not sure it’s for everyone, but some of what he says resonates with me. Or alternately, is very similar to what I have said about writing. Some of it, not so much, but it’s still very interesting to me.
How is summer treating everyone else?