I did say that I would try to post more often. Or be on-line more often.
I have, of course, been less on-line.
And Grave is not done.
What, you say? Grave was almost done the last time you updated!
And I did say that. And it is still almost done. But. I had to more heavily revise Oracle than I’ve had to revise any of the House War books. There was a long section of flashback that I wasn’t certain worked*. It worked for me, but I’m strange like that. It didn’t work in its context/placement (this will make sense when you read the book, but I will not spoil anything). And in the way of Michelle books, excising the section was painful. It wasn’t the only change. But that took All The Writing Time.
Real life intervened for about a week — for me — such that writing at all wasn’t possible. (We are all fine.)
Since then, All The Writing Time has been devoted to finishing Cast in Honor. I have another 3 weeks — estimated — to go before it’s done. It’s late.
Page Proofs for Oracle arrived yesterday. It is 675 pages. I may have whined about proof-reading before, but I try to sound like a professional, reasonable adult on-line. Which is possibly another reason to stay off-line.
Except for bookstore links, the UK City of Night and House Name are ready to go. I promised someone here that Oracle would be available in the UK as an ebook at the same time it was available in North America, so I am trying to get them all ready. (I thought, of course, that they would be finished and available by now, because my optimism knows no bounds.)
*The long section was Sigurne at sixteen. Sigurne and the kialli. I don’t think it stands alone.