Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Back From Hiatus

I guess I’m just going to have to accept the fact that I’m a sporadic blogger at best. I keep trying to do better, but things keep coming up. This last hiatus was precipitated by adjusting to the new PT job (um, that’s part time, not physical therapy) and…tada!...finishing a manuscript.

I’m very happy about that last bit. Finishing a manuscript is one of the best feelings in the world. The only problem is that I am usually so flush and rosy from the joy of having finished it that I can’t read it with even one iota of objectivity. Which is where beta readers come in. So my newest manuscript is off to a few selected beta readers. While I’m waiting to hear back, I’m turning my full creative attention to Miss Theodosia and Book Three.

In other news, the galleys for THEODOSIA AND THE STAFF OF OSIRIS just arrived! Which means we are just that much closer to publication. Yeay! I’ve also had a chance to see the new cover for Staff of Osiris and it is amazing. Once again, Yoko Tanaka has outdone herself. I’ll have to see if I can get permission to post the cover here.

And now, because those of you still reading this blog are true diehards and deserve some acknowledgment, I’m going to have a giveaway!

The first person to leave a comment to today’s post (after my long hiatus) will win a free signed copy of the new paperback edition of THEODOSIA AND THE SERPENTS OF CHAOS.

Which is a fancy way of saying it's out in paperback now! (Although truly, the first person to leave a comment will win a copy.)

And be sure and come back tomorrow when I have a very exciting announcement to make that may just involve a great opportunity for a lucky blog reader!


Anonymous said...

Oh, cool, first. Can my signed copy be "To Kevin, who always loves adventure"? It'll be for my very adult son, just back from way too many adventures in the middle east. I plan to give it away because, of course, I already have the hardbound :-) Congrats on finishing, and on the job (assuming that you wanted it).


Erica said...

rats, i was just a little bit too late with my comment! >:(

but awesome news on the next theodosia book! i can't wait to read it :)

Robin L said...

Hi glee! I can think of no one more deserving of a prize than someone who's been serving his country in the middle east! Congratulations! I'll drop you an email to get your address.

And sorry, Erica! But thank you for being a true blue blog reader, in spite of my frequent lapses! I'll have some more giveaways in a few months--when I get my hands on some Book Two galleys!

PJ Hoover said...

Yay on your galleys! I can't wait to read book 2. I just finished Serpents of Chaos a couple nights ago! So good :)

Erica said...

ooh, a book 2 galley....i'll wait for that giveaway very greedily! you should know, librarians *heart* ARCs and galleys :)