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A bit of doings in my writing world this month. Well, this weekend, really. I did a bit of revising on my newest novel and submitted it back to the publishers to see what they think of it. Hopefully it’ll be good news! *fingers crossed* I’m really proud of this one, and they seemed to like it beyond a few minor quibbles (minor but kind of hard to fix… you know how it is), so… I am cautiously optimistic.

I also got a second email from them introducing me to the editor for “Gemini.” One step closer! Once she finishes up with it, I’ll give it my go-over and we’ll see what we see. There’s still six months before their projected release date, so hopefully it’ll come out on time! πŸ˜€

In other news… I am about 3/4 done with “Antarctic Navigation,” by Elizabeth Arthur, and the end could not come soon enough. The book is very tedious and over-long. I think the author became too enamored with her own command of language and, therefore, could… not… shut… up. It’s another of those books where you wonder if an editor even got close to it (or, if they did, how bad it was before they did their work).

The only 700+ page books I have EVER really enjoyed have had the name Stephen King on the cover. Books like Antarctic Navigation and Mists of Avalon… I like them, but by the time I finish it’s a joy to finally be able to put it down. Most authors tend to stick to 350-400 pages, and that’s a nice manageable size, I think. Trust me, I’m trying to work my way up to those kinds of numbers. ;-D Every author’s first couple of novels are always on the thin side. I am unconcerned. Mostly. *cough* πŸ˜€

On the Air is available for sale, and all is right with the world. πŸ˜€ Hello, people in online world, and thank you for reading my blog. There’s a fine line here, with talking personally without getting too personal, if you understand my meaning. So I’m going to try and keep on that line. I finished my NaNo novel – meaning I reached the end of the story – on the tenth, so now I’m going back to rewrite some things. I have 62,000 words and that number will likely keep on climbing. I love NaNo, but I’m afraid it’s getting too easy for me. I may shoot for 75K next year, see what happens then.

In other news, we’re under way on my next two novels! Gemini and World on Fire both have tentative first-draft cover art. Odds are they, like On the Air‘s cover, will be changed before they are available, but still… having those first covers is kind of a neat thing.

Sorry about not posting for so long. I promise to be better about it in the future!

Just a quick note to let everyone know… my novels Gemini and World on Fire have been accepted by PD Publishing. The contracts are on their way for me to sign, so it’s more or less official. Gemini, which is set on Squire’s Isle and features many locations from On the Air, will be released in September of 2008, while World on Fire, previously posted online as Incendiary, will be out March 2009.

Keep in mind these dates are very tentative and subject to change. That said… be on the lookout for more from me! πŸ˜€