Recognition

When I was in that stage of adolescence when you may (if not in angsty despair) daydream longingly about being famous someday so people will admire you and you’ll have tons of friends and all the people who think are being nasty to you now will be stricken with either remorse or envy (or maybe Read More…

Page Proofs: The Last Step

So the page proofs are *almost* out the door (one more day…)  and as usual a small number of errors have shown up.   Sometimes things that are changed in the copy-edits stage don’t make it into the final version that’s typeset and that’s WHY page proofs are important.  Sometimes something slips by all the previous Read More…

New Vatta-verse Story

I have a new Vatta story in Infinite Stars, a new anthology edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt that’s out today.  https://titanbooks.com/infinite-stars-9264/ . It fits between the end of Vatta’s War and the beginning of Cold Welcome, and is the story that I originally planned Ky’s first meeting with Jen–that I posted here or thought I Read More…

Copy Edits!

Copy edits arrived this morning.   The work space is set up now, with dictionary and Chicago Manual of Style at hand, and several sharp pencils.   This is the *next to last* step for me (checking page proofs is the last)  and one that’s very important.  Even so, if you find a typo in the final Read More…

Next Step

Next INTO THE FIRE duty will be copy edits–they should arrive here at the end of September and I need to get them back to the publisher before October 13.  Thank goodness for overnight package service!!!  Between now and then I will be working on the introductions for the new edition of the original three Read More…

We have a go…

Editor has accepted the rewrite, and handed the manuscript off to Production.  I will have to deal with the copy edits, but after that I can schedule eye and dental appointments without worrying that something will get in the way…at least not from that book.   I’m back from DragonCon, which was its usual busy, crowded, Read More…

Looking Ahead: DragonCon

Thursday, by Plan A, I fly out of Austin to Atlanta for DragonCon.  (Plan B through D takes me another way, in case Harvey the Destroyer, arcs back around and comes at us again, canceling flights from Austin.  This is a very determined storm.)   So ordinarily, I’d have already done all the pre-trip shopping, and Read More…

Inside the Writer’s Mind

How, some of you may wonder (I hope you wonder) do writers keep their various story-verses separate while writing, and especially while switching from one to another?  Are we all incredibly organized, with minds like a giant university library’s special collections, each in a climate-sealed room with those movable shelves you can “walk” by turning Read More…