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28 December 2007 @ 11:34 am
questions from the peanut gallery  
Someone asked if I had any plans to finish CENTENARIAN and when it would be published. Yes, I do plan to finish it sometime (that would be one of the projects I'd *like* to do, but have no idea if I *will* do in 2008). I do not have a publisher for it, nor will I search for one until after the book is done*, because I am not going to commit myself to more than 2 contracted novels a year ever again**.

However, when I do write more on it, I'll be posting it. It's my Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Wretch project, and perhaps at some point I'll be crass enough to put up a paypal button with the story, but mostly it's for the fun of writing it and presenting something directly to readers. There's no real pressure aside from that which I apply myself and the occasional note from a reader saying, "More?" (which is lovely), and after the last few years, having a dilettante project is very appealing. (This is why my agent and editor both told me I needed to get a hobby that wasn't writing. They're so very right.)

Someone else expressed dismay over the Negotiator Trilogy, specifically the "trilogy" part of that, and wondered if there was any chance I might expand that into the Negotiator Series.

No and yes: Margrit's story will be finished at the end of the trilogy. But there are a number of other books I could write about the Old Races, none of which I have any intention of writing any time soon. Maybe when the Walker Papers are done, if people are still buying urban fantasy in that far-off day.

This, you may surmise, is not very much like getting work done. I had better get to it.

*Except for once I've got a proposal together for it, which will happen 2 more chapters and a synopsis from now, there is a publisher I very very very much want to work with who would like to see it, and who wants to see the S&3 as soon as it's available so they can have a chance at actually getting the book...

**Unless ANGLES sells as a trilogy, in which case I will make an exception.
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Melindamythrana on December 28th, 2007 12:33 pm (UTC)
Well I cannot say I know anything about Centenarian but I have to say I LOVE the Negotiator series. I just finished Heart of Stone and was beyond delighted. I loved it just as much if not more than the Walker papers which I did not believe possible. *Whimpers* But House of Cards is soooooo far away. Once more my book habit has found a new addiction. Keep up the wonderful work.
kit: negotiatormizkit on December 28th, 2007 10:15 pm (UTC)
Re: WOW!
Yay! I'm glad you liked it! Hooray! And HOUSE OF CARDS is *not* far away! It comes out in *March*! That's *soon*! Sheesh! :)
Brian: Bunny: readinglogrusboy on December 28th, 2007 04:40 pm (UTC)
I, for one, remain just as enthusiastic about this project as when you first made me aware of it and hope you finish it and that the publisher you very very very much want to work with buys it and I can think of something appropriately clever for you to write in the front of it for me some day.

What? I thought that was more dignified than, "SQUEEEE!!! More, more, more!!!!1!"
kitmizkit on December 28th, 2007 10:15 pm (UTC)
*laughs* You're awesome, man.
Brianlogrusboy on December 28th, 2007 10:33 pm (UTC)
Hrm. I can work with that.

"Dearest Brian,
You're awesome, man.
Love and Kisses,