May 27th, 2009

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Dude!

Dude! The bidding on the auction items (Tuckerization here, gift basket here) shot up after yesterday’s post. There will be a give-away of A FANTASY MEDLEY advanced reader copy on…Tuesday, June 2, because I’ll be on vacation on the 1st. :)

If the combined price of both items goes past, let’s see, what’s dramatic enough? The combined price is currently at $305. If it goes past $450 I’ll write a new Walker Papers or Old Races short story (the high bidders get to choose) for my insanely generous blog readers.

You people are so cool. :)

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a-revisioning we go

348 page manuscript. Cut 32 pages wholesale. Have probably 50 or so to revise significantly by switching into the heroine’s POV, plus front-loading the story with essentially all-new material (some 30-50 pages of it all told, though not necessarily all in the front). Total expected major revision work, something like 70-100 pages. Minor revisions throughout to make the old stuff work with the new. And yet, delightfully, neither stressed nor panicked over all of this. Let’s hear it for not being behind the 8-ball. Got about 1.5 chapters actually revised, new writing & stuff into them, today. Na’ bad.

Vague intended work schedule/delivery dates for the summer: TRUTHSEEKER revisions (June 12). Walker Papers #6 proposal (June 19). Chance GN #2 proposal (June 26, ’cause most of it’s done already, really). Mia GN proposal (July 17). WAYFINDER proposal/writing (Aug 28). DEMON HUNTS revisions (Sept 11).

Yeah, yeah, man plans, God laughs, but it’s a structure, which is important. And maybe this fall after doing DH revisions I can revise RIGHT ANGLES TO FAERYLAND and write a screenplay before writing WP #6.

ytd wordcount: 175,000
miles to Minas Tirith: 294

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two things make a post!

My editor just emailed to let me know THE QUEEN’S BASTARD has gone back to print for the fifth time. *dancies around and thanks all of you wonderful people who buy my books!*

Via tersa, Bay Area resident tattermuffin is trying to find homes for 3 kittens. They are very very cute (of course they are), so if you’re a Bay Area person looking for a kitten, perhaps this is your opportunity.

miles to Minas Tirith: 295.5

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