Wednesday, April 29, 2009

UF novel

I’ve finished the major revisions of my UF novel. I am now down to the tweaking phase. In other words, I’m obsessing over words and punctuations. (Sigh.) If all goes well, I should be done in a week or so.

Here’s a quote from the great Oscar Wilde on this subject: “I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again.”


Saturday, April 25, 2009


I sincerely apologize to everyone for my prolonged absence. The reason behind it is rather mundane: I’ve been battling a nasty, nasty bug for nearly two week now, and, frankly, I am not sure I’ve won that fight yet. That darn bug just won’t loosen its grip on me. This is definitively the worst flu I’ve contracted in years. (On the plus side, I lost seven pounds.)

Although I was very sick, (feeling a bit better now) I still managed to make some progress on my UF, using what little energy I had left. I think there might be a couple of fever-induced scenes somewhere in that manuscript. Seriously.

On the publishing front, I’ve learned that Night Shade Books is going through some major restructuration, hiring new people, expanding their distribution, etc. At the moment there are a few tentative release dates floating about for THE KING’S DAUGHTERS, one is mid-May and the other one is the end of June. Alas, nothing definite yet. I’ll make an announcement as soon as I know more.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Urban Fantasy

On a positive note, I’ve been working extra hard on my UF lately and have made huge progress. Sure, there are still a few threads left to tie up, a bit of research to do as well, to be on the safe side, and some tweaking, of course. But, overall, those are minor details. At this rate, the manuscript could be ready in a month.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Postponed again

I’m afraid I have bad news. The King’s Daughters’ release date has been push back again. I have to admit I am quite disappointed by this. As for the new release date, it is still undetermined at this point. To all of you who are waiting for this book, I thank you for your patience.