it's a great life, if you don't weaken (matociquala) wrote,
it's a great life, if you don't weaken

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"prince tristen," the angel said, "there are complications, sir."

Well, I haven't written anything. But I have read over my notes, found my annotated copy of Dust, made up a playlist for Chill, and carried 48 hardcover books up two flights of stairs.

...Yup. All the Windwracked Stars is in the house! Which means your local bookstore, if they happen to be shelving a bit early, could have copies any day now. Official pub date is a week from Tuesday, however.

I'm so totally geeked about this one, guys. You have no idea.

I almost want to reread it. And y'all know how much I hate rereading my own work. Yeah, that's how excited I am.

Okay, now my job for the afternoon is to look at my notes in Dust and start going through the bits of Chill I do have written. Also, I appear to have figured out what the mammoth was for.

Which makes me happy, because I was afraid I was going to have to cut it.

Also, I realized what another part of the problem I was having with this book is: it's the title change. This is the first book of mine that's had its title changed by editorial fiat before I finished writing it, and it's throwing me off. (Original titles for the series were Pinion, Sanction, and Cleave; as you know, Bob, these have been mutated by editorial whim to Dust, Chill, and Grail.) So my head is trying to write a book called Chill, and since that's not the right title--as far as the lizard running the story engine is concerned--it's like trying to drive in the dark in Louisiana while steering by a map of Poughkeepsie. You keep running off the side of the road, and you're constrained from going very fast.

So I am giving myself permission to refer to this book (in my head, and possibly in this blog) as Sanction, and I will just hope that will serve as a proper road map.

Who knows, maybe someday when I'm famous, I can re-issue them under the right titles.
Tags: hesitation wounds, jacob's ladder, justify your existence

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