I am, for the moment, done with the Writing Process posts, in part because they were an attempt to answer a question which has cropped up in different ways over the last few years. They were an enormous amount of fun for me.
I do have one more post — about the evolution of process — but it’s half-finished, and it has been set aside in favour of taxes. Which is about as much fun as it sounds. Taxes are being done early this year because the annual writing retreat has been moved forward to the end of April. Which would mean I’d be in a different country at about the time Tax Panic sets in. So: early tax filing for me.
Writing news: First, the next Cast novel has a title: Cast in Wisdom. Second, I believe I’ll be finished it in May (of this year), which is why the annual writing retreat has been moved.
When this is done, I will write the other half of the Severn book — which does not, in fact, have a title. I’m calling it “The Severn Book” until a title suggests itself, mugs me, or more likely is necessary on the publisher side of things.
I have been rereading West novels; I’ve written a reasonable chunk of what will be the first post-WAR book, but have set it aside while I read and mentally recharge. I should have news about that in a more concrete form next month. Or the month after.
And I have changed the front page, to add WAR to the House War bibliography. For people who have asked, and who might see this but who are not subscribed to the blog list: The publication date is June 18th, 2019.