So when we last left intrepid Josh Lanyon...well, to make a short story long, we're currently piggybacking off our neighbors' unsecured network while we continue to pay ATT and exorbitant fee to not be on the Internet. That's one reason my presence here has been scarce.
The other reason is I had a book due in lines on the 4th and two weeks to write it. So that was...that. 46Kish in approximately two weeks and to say that the stress level rose around the ole plantation would be putting it mildly. But This Rough Magic is basically done except for the test of endurance that is lightly known as copyediting in some circles.
The hunt for a priceless Shakespearean folio leads tough guy PI Rafferty and handsome playboy Brett on a crazy caper from the mansions of Nob Hill to the dark underbelly of Chinatown. (Due from Loose Id April 26thish.)
And I'll be holding forth (and possibly a fifth) on the topic of editing and editors at Jessewave's tomorrow in my monthly The Size of It column. I interviewed four of my favorite (content) editors including Judi David (Loose Id), Sasha Knight (Samhain), Nicole Kimberling (Blind Eye Books), and Deborah Nemeth (Carina Press). Should be an informative discussion.
So in theory this is where that new saner, calmer, more reasonable schedule kicks in. About a month late, truth, but still. Better late than never -- which is what it was starting to feel like.
I'm sure there are all kinds of th--OH! Remember when I ran that contest for a new cover for the re-release of In a Dark Wood? Well, In a Dark Wood is now available on Kindle -- or as a PDF or Epub book from my own site -- but what I actually wanted to say was I'd promised everyone who submitted a cover for the contest would get a free copy of the book when it finally came out. So if you artists can drop me a line and let me know your entry number or your name or whatever you submitted under -- and let me know what format you wanted, I'll be very happy to send that along to you. And once again my thanks to all who participated.
I started a new blog. It's...not meant to replace Live Journal exactly. What I was trying to do was get it to feed into LJ so that I could still stay connected here, but I think it looks like it's going to work the other way with LJ feeding into Blogger? I don't know. Anyway, it's here.
It seems like I should have more to share but that's the problem with the writing life--especially the way I do it (did it, because I am REFORMED, I tell you). There basically is nothing but the stories. Hopefully they continue to keep you amused.
One other thing. Spammers have been hitting the blog on a regular basis so if you're not a friend, your comments get screened first.
So long as you're not spamming or writing in a language incomprehensible to me, your comment will go through. Otherwise you'll be deleted and my ill wishes will follow you into that dark night...and when stuff keeps going wrong for you? That's me saying hiya! Yeah, it does work that way, actually.