OK, so… I’ve signed up for World Fantasy Con in Arlington VA this November. This is going to be a looooong stretch away from the dogs, since I’ll be hopping straight from DC to Long Beach for Bouchercon the following weekend. Also, I’ve signed up for Rainforest Writers Retreat next February on the assumption that my usual terrifying first quarter schedule won’t be happening next year due to a lack of deadlines. We’ll see…. If you want to keep up with my schedule, please check the Tour page here or the calendar tab on the blog.
April 7, 2014
March 21, 2014
I found a nice write up on the Greywalker series today at Book Series in Order. And while the books aren’t actually YA, the write up is very good. Thank you, anonymous writer!
March 20, 2014
Ack! The copyedit has landed and it’s due back in 2 weeks! Ack! All other projects–including the taxes–will be put on hold until this beast is off my desk (this CE seems to have trodden lightly on my prose, happily for me.) And it’s a good thing I finally got one particular project done, but 3 more are still hanging fire. I may be scarce for a while.
March 3, 2014
Most years I finish the required novel the first week of the new year, turn it in, and become an exhausted, brain-dead slug. This year, that didn’t happen. I finished the novel and was happy with it. I worked on the SF Thriller until the revision notes came in and then I revised the novel, walking away from what is now the longest book of the series feeling chipper and only the usual degree of day-end tired. I was going to go back to the SF Thriller, but got sidetracked by a couple of personal projects…
February 26, 2014
February 21, 2014
February 19, 2014
I’m experimenting with occasional series of guest blogs on My Own Personal Grey: Write Bites. These are little bites of observation, experience, advice, and anecdote about writing from selected published writers–including self-published writers because the experience of writing doesn’t begin and end at the publishing house door. So, because he asked, the first Write Bite comes from my friend, self-published writer and professional storyteller, M. Todd Gallowglas, author of the Halloween Jack tales among others.
February 9, 2014
Well. I’m done. The revision and read-through of REVENANT is complete and the file has been sent to my editor and agent. Now I go to work on short stories, taxes, unpacking the last of my boxes and playing with my dogs. Until the copyedit returns.
February 5, 2014
Well, the REVENANT revision is now done. Word count rose by 10,000 words–which is a lot–bringing the total for the manuscript to 131,000 words. If my editor has no problem with that, it’ll be the longest Greywalker novel ever to make it to press (Grey #1 was 137K in the first draft, but I cut 25K in the many revisions that followed.) It’s been pretty difficult and I spent all of Tuesday on the final chapter alone. I’m putting it aside for a few days and then I’ll read it through starting on Thursday. I hope it’s good–it seems to be, but I may be too tired to tell. If all’s well, it goes off to my editor on Sunday/Monday and I’m done for a few weeks–until the copyedit comes back.
Meanwhile… gotta do my taxes. #revision
January 17, 2014
I’m busily updating my Tour page with some events that are upcoming very soon!
A nifty e-Bay auction to win an all-day personalized workshop and hang-out with 7 Seattle writers (including me), and an upcoming Setting Workshop at Foolscap at the end of the month. Check out the page to say up to date on all the Kat Happenings.