Friday, May 28, 2010

Summer's here (for me)

School's out! I get to write full time now, and catch up on all the things around the house that have gotten away from me. Like, you know, the entire backyard.

Good news! My typeset manuscript for Hounded is here—the galleys, I believe they're called—and they're simply beautiful to look at. Seein' my first book in print like this has had me grinning like an idiot all day. There are little boo-boo's to fix here and there, typos that creep in during the process, you know, but nothing serious. In other good news, the manuscript's been sent out to a few other authors here and there for blurbs, so I might have some of their spiffy (and kind) words to share down the road.

As I'm leading up to the big finale in Hammered, I keep changing my mind about who's going to feel the pain and how. I wonder if it's like that for the Fates (or the Norns), trying to figure out which thread to cut and how to knit the others together afterward.  I'm even throwing in a couple of the Norse gods—Heimdall and Tyr—that I hadn't originally planned for, because more mayhem and peril is always a good time. My plans for the fate of Freyja have also changed...

Coming soon: a puppy cuteness overdose (we have a Boston Terrier pup), another Still Life with Fantasy and Fruit, and a red-bearded dwarf named Olaf Umlaut.


  1. Congratulations! And good luck wrangling the threads.

  2. Thanks Amalia! I enjoyed your post about Theseus, btw. :)

  3. Haha! Thanks! I'm glad people other than me enjoyed it :)