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State of the Writer

Posted in Cast, DAW, Elantra.

I wanted to thank the people who’ve taken the time to visit and comment here in the last couple of weeks. I have had one younger child birthday party, one twen­tieth wedding anniver­sary gath­ering (mine), and older child exams (which, to be fair, are mostly my long-suffering husband’s task), so I’ve been absent from almost anything but writing.

I have, however, been writing.

I’m halfway through Cast in Chaos. A small change seems to have been made to the cover of Cast in Silence on Amazon​.com.

I sent the entire manu­script for City of Night to my editor at DAW about five minutes ago. I tried to send it six minutes ago, and real­ized that it’s very helpful to actu­ally attach the file.

I know I said I was split­ting the book, so in theory, the first half was finished. But because I could split the book, I could add an epilogue. And a few neces­sary Duster scenes. And a couple of other scenes which, on reread, seemed neces­sary as well. I ended up adding about fifteen thou­sand words.

Now, I’m starting House Name, and it seems to be missing some­thing that could qualify as Chapter One. It has many chap­ters, although it’s not actu­ally finished yet, but the chap­ters that currently exist in the posi­tion of Chapter One are actu­ally good middle-of-book chap­ters and bad Chapter Ones.

My record of pages written before finding the correct Chapter One is about two hundred, on the other hand.

3 Responses to State of the Writer

  1. Julie Whitesong says:

    June is a tiring month for all. What with high school and college grad­u­a­tions, weddings, etc. All is well :)

  2. Kim says:

    I’m happy you’re doing well! Because it sounds like you are busy, but well : ) ood luck on every­thing you’re working on, and I haven’t read all your books, but I absolutely love your Cast books :) And i was worried there might not be more, but the post that said you were having several more completely made my day. So thanks for that, and thanks for the new website : )

  3. Megan says:

    Hey Michelle!! Happy Anniver­sary!! 20 yrs=long time
    I’m so glad you’ve been working on Cast in Chaos…is it going well so far? I hope so.…And let me take a moment to beg & plead for the Cast in Silence excerpt: PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, Oh PLEASE!! Your greedy Cast fans (like moi) are eagerly awaiting it (*grin*)!!

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