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March 2017



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she had rings on her fingers and bells on her shoes. i knew without asking she was into the blues.

Strange Horizons is starting their summer fund drive. Go! Support free professional online fiction, supported by guilt! Throw money!

As part of the Summer of The Promethean Age Extravaganza (brought to you by Roc books, in cooperation with, well, me), the mass market paperback of Blood & Iron (probably already available in a brick & mortar store near you) officially ships tomorrow--for the inexpensive mass-market paperback price of $7.99. It's also available at Mysterious Galaxy and Amazon, along with all the other usual suspect. Of course, I encourage you to patronize an independent bookseller near you, if you happen to have one tucked in a corner somewhere.

In other news making today excellent, I just heard from my fabulous Tor editor casacorona, and she is accepting my revisions of By the Mountain Bound, which means the book is delivered, I get paid, and I don't have to touch it again until the CEM comes home to roost sometime in 2009. *\o/*

And we're edging up on fabulousity, because my publication schedule between now and October is insane. For the rest of the year:

Blood & Iron reprint mmpb: June 3 ($7.99)
Ink & Steel original trade paperback: July 1 ($14.00)
A Companion to Wolves reprint mmpb: July 29 ($6.99) (with truepenny, of course. Also, she and I have a short story in the VanderMeer's forthcoming Fast Ships, Black Sails anthology)
Hell & Earth original trade paperback: August 5 ($14.00)
All the Windwracked Stars original trade hardcover: October 28 ($24.95)

And of course, the original mmpb of Dust ($6.99), the reprint trade paperback of New Amsterdam ($14.95), and the entire first season of Shadow Unit (A quarter of a million words of fiction!) (absolutely free but for the large guilt-riddling eyes of starving writers!) are already available. As is the Ellen Datlow edited Del Rey Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy.

Yanno? That's a pretty awesome year, that is. I strongly suspect I will never have one quite that insane (at least for new material) again. Especially since I had to save up material for a long time to pull that off. *g*

So it doesn't matter that I kind of sucked at climbing tonight (three days of solid typing are not the best way to prepare for anything demanding grip strength). Because the world is bright and wonderful. And my fiction schedule for the next two years now looks like this....

Finish and revise Chill
Revise Seven for a Secret
Finish "The Red in the Sky is Our Blood."
Finish two Shadow Unit episodes for season two, tentatively titled "Wind-Up Boogeyman" and "Smoke & Mirrors."
If Roc buys Promethean Age 5 & 6, revise One-Eyed Jack & the Suicide King

Write Grail
Rewrite The Sea thy Mistress (Edda of Burdens #3) which is basically writing a whole new book, because it was the second novel I ever finished, and, er. Yeah. Like that. Not so much leaving the house in that dress, missy.
Write some Shadow Unit for season three.

I may try to write PA 6 in 2009 as well, maybe. I may have to, but I'm going to see if I can get a longer spread between book in that series now, because while there may be people who can write three books a year indefinitely, I suspect I am not one of them.

....out of contract all over the place. Oh noes! Starvation looming! Better sell some foreign rights, or hope I have a brilliant idea about something... or that somebody keeps buying those PA books. 0.0


she had scarlet begonias tucked into her curls

I knew right away she was not like other girls / like other girls...

Starvation is not imminent. Even if the subscription service in Schenectady stops shipping, you can always come eat here.

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Hey. I'm off the deadline hook for a bit. Are you dancing Wednesday?

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The Wednesday night is defunct, but there is dancing tomorrow (at Haven, but I wasn't planning on going) and Friday (Ulteria, was considering it).

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Friday could be possible. How much of a trek is it?

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New Haven, no further than the Wednesday would have been.

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Check with me on the day? If you are going?

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Sure thing!
By the by, I just finished Dust today and I think it's my favorite of your novels -- and I've read most of them. I'm still utterly wowed by it.
Thank you!
FYI: haven't dropped by in while because your blog actually makes the censored list at the office. Most of the rest of LJ is fine, just can't get your stuff. thought this would bring you a wry smile.
It's the F word. *g*
ooops, forgot to say congrats and yea you! I'm brain dead so bye
I saw the Del Rey Book, etc. etc. at a bookstore and, 'cause I am a poor student, sat down and read 'Sonny Liston'. It was good--I feel like I missed some of the layers, because I felt it might be pushing the limits of What Is Respectable to go back and read it a few more times.

While sitting there and reading, an Employee of the store came past with a customer, and I am pretty sure was guiding him to your Jenny books, from the titles the Employee was muttering.

Ooh, more SU. Always, er, fun. (Read: torturing? Refining Fire made last week both terrible and awesome.)

(Hello. I am Awkward SU Fangirl number something, from Wiscon, and/or Alena from the SU forums.)
Hi! I remember you! With the fuzzyhair!
Yep, that'd be me. *g* I think everyone I know has petted it at least once, but the novelty seems to be wearing off now, thank god.
2010 -- book me in. We'll figure out something. *loffs*

Ooo. Done.
I have the mmpb of blood and iron! This makes me happy because when I tried to buy the regular one, someone else had already snatched it up in what I can only imagine was a post-Penguicon glee haze similar to my own.
That's incredible, and then some. Bravo.
and she is accepting my revisions of By the Mountain Bound

Yay yay yay!

I'm so happy this book is finally going to be in print.

Mingan is love.



Poor Gothy Wolfboy.
stayed up late reading the Chaz Show.. V. good.. carry on.
Thank you!
I'd just like to predict, here and now, that by the time 2009 rolls around, you'll have 2010 booked solid. It's just what you do. (: