I wrote 8,401 words today and only the set-up to and Big Climax (plus Pro- and Epilogue) to go. Total word count: 113,533. I don’t feel tired yet, even though I started at 11 am Saturday and it’s now 2:30 am Sunday. It will hit me later. This is the longest writing day I’ve ever put in and the highest word count–personal best–for a single session, but it doesn’t feel like a victory: there’s still too much to do and only one day to do it. All other projects are hanging fire until this is done.
January 5, 2014
December 29, 2013
Sorry not to have updated here recently–there were some problems with the database and server for the site, AND someone tried to hack in via the WordPress back end–stupidly asking for a password reset, which immediately caused all sorts of interesting things to happen. But things are running again. The site’s file space is getting very full, so I hope to be moving the site’s files to a different server in the near future. In the meantime, I’ll be cleaning up behind the scenes and updating the Tour page, but probably not a lot else until the current WiP is done (January 6 deadline!) If you want to keep an eye on me and my doings, please watch the blog or visit me at FaceBook or G+ (where I can actually manage to have real conversations with real people instead of what FaceBook claims are “conversations with friends.”)
September 10, 2013
September 9, 2013
It’s still really cool to run across a new review of the first Greywalker novel.
And for those of you wanting more daily dog: Check out the blog!
September 8, 2013
Yesterday I finally acquired a file cabinet.
It’s elderly, but made of actual wood! It does need a little bit of work on the sliders and some oil and wax here and there before I can store my files in it, but it’s nicely made of solid oak and cabinet-quality oak plywood. It has a Washington State property stamp inside that reads “W.C.E 7th GR”. (I feel just like Harper with her old wooden file cabinets!) Luckily for me, Bella has no interest in eating the file cabinet.
August 26, 2013
I’ll be participating in a Spreecast online this Wednesday with Rachel Caine, Sarah Pinborough, and Anton Strout starting at 3 pm Eastern time. Drop by and see us chatting live! You can even RSVP in advance and be reminded of the event by clicking here: http://www.spreecast.com/events/penguin-urban-fantasy-chat
August 6, 2013
Possession is officially on shelves and for sale today, but it’s not the only book out there: Tom Sniegoski has a new Remy Chandler book, Jim C. Hines has his second Magic ex Libris book out, Stacia Kane has a special Downside Ghosts book out, Mario Acevedo has a new book, and wonderful mystery writer S. J. Rozan has a new book out as Sam Cabot.
August 5, 2013
Ashamed to say I totally failed my Clarion West write-a-thon goals. Only 22,000 words of my 60,000 word goal. Things got… complicated….
August 4, 2013
A nice review of Possession is up at The Book Swarm. Very pleasing and the comments are kind of fun too.
There’s also some good stuff up at Darkest Goth Magazine online: a multi-part interview with me and a review of Possession. They also gave the book a Brilliant Moon Award for being Goth-friendly and, well, pretty cool, which is… well, it’s pretty cool!