Sunday, December 11, 2011

Winter Cycle

When it comes to writing I'm like a bear. I eat and eat and eat (this is the writing part) and then I hibernate for a long time. This bad analogy is made worse by the fact that I don't like porridge. But I do have long periods of intense work (it takes me about a month and a half to write a book) followed by intense periods of headaches, being whacked out on my allergy medication, watching a lot of Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and generally looking like a lazy bum while everyone around me is working. Right now I'm readying myself for what will hopefully be a new book in January, a YA novel based on Tibetan myth, and also the editing of book 5 before it goes to the copyeditor at the same time because I'm crazy like that.

In March I should be, G-d willing, in India, doing some volunteer work, and I have Kickstarter project about that that I'll be shamelessly publicizing on this blog as soon as I star in a poorly-edited video about it. When I get back in April book 5 will be out of copyediting and by May it should be published, because things like layout and uploading take time if you do it right, and I have every intention of doing it right.

Reader poll: I'm debating between calling book The Knights of Derbyshire, which is teh original title, or Mr. Darcy and the Knights of Derbyshire, which is more in line with the titles of the published books. The second one is a little kitchsy; I don't know what to do about that. I'm not good at titling things. If you have an opinion, let me know. If you have a better idea, and I end up using it, you will get a free hard copy of the book.

Also I have a Twitter Account now because the internet demands it. I don't think I'm any happier about it than you are.

1 comment:

Lula said...

I seriously don't think Mr Darcy and the Knights of Derbyshire is any kitschier than just Knights of Derbyshire. Besides, you know it'll sell more books.