February 14th, 2010


Strongbox Chronicles

Ok, just trying to keep track. I’ve received 7 paid-for orders for the second two Strongbox books, and one to-be-paid as soon as I determine how much it costs to ship ‘em to Australia.

As far as I can tell, phantomminuet and cainle_bean have the last two sets on reserve, and there is at least one person who has expressed interest who is now on a waiting list. In order to be sure I’ll get all the books out on Wednesday, this is how I shall work it: if the reserved books aren’t paid for by 5pm Eastern on Monday, February 15th, I will contact the first person on the waiting list & give them a chance to get the set. (I swear this isn’t meant to embarrass the people who’ve reserved them, it’s just that I /know/ me, and if I don’t get all the books in the mail at once it’s extremely likely I’ll never get the later ones in the mail at *all*.)

My closet is now completely empty of FIREBIRD. I have one copy of CARDINAL left, and about a dozen copies of PHOENIX. I’m obviously going to have to try this again with the Walker Papers and the Negotiator trade paperbacks. Thank you all for helping me clear out the closet! :)

(x-posted from the essential kit)

word wars ftw

I did a bunch of stuff this morning–made bread & cinnamon rolls, cleaned the kitchen, addressed & packed up all the Strongbox envelopes, sorted out my Book Closet a bit now that there are 20+ fewer books in it–and although I’d kind of intended to write today, by that time it was 2 and it didn’t seem very likely. So I pottered around a bit and then sort of went “well, what the hell, I’ll see if anybody’s in the war room, maybe I’ll get a little written…”

suricattus was there, we went to war immediately, and I ended up writing 2300 words and finishing my chapter, when I’d really figured there was no chance of getting work done today. So word wars and Laura Anne for the win. Very, *very* much appreciated.

95K down. Probably 10Kish left to go, and then some very hasty revisions before I submit it.

I had a moment just now of going “My God, how do I do this every time? How do I manage to put a hundred thousand words together to make a story, time after time after time? That’s INCREDIBLE!” *laughs*

ytd wordcount: 66,800

(x-posted from the essential kit)