The sequel to Breath of Earth has a cover, and it’s glorious and fiery! You can see the exclusive cover reveal for Call of Fire today over at The Mary Sue.
I’ve been remiss in updating my blog because BOOK EDITS. ALL MONTH. The good news: as of this morning, a shiny new version of Call of Fire has been sent along to my editor. Huzzah! Now to catch up on a dozen other things before I dive headfirst into my next project.
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Happy Halloween to all… and perhaps more importantly, Happy Clearance Candy Day tomorrow!
Things I do not recommend:
-using a hair dryer while sitting in a bathtub of water
-crossing a street while texting
-writing a rough draft novel in 27 days
Sure, it’s cool to be able to say “I wrote a book in 27 days!” but there are a lot of negatives around that, too. Like… barely leaving the house. Being a nervous wreck when I did leave the house.
When I told my husband that the draft of Call of Fire was done, his response was to cheer and say, “Yay! I’ve got my wifey back!” According to him, I am a frazzled wreck when I’m in the thick of revisions, too, but nothing compares to that first draft stage.
I have taken things a bit easier today, but it’s not a day off. I’m already starting on revisions. This book needs fixin’.
I started work on Breath of Earth about three years ago. After all that time daydreaming about the book selling, about what the cover might be like… today it finally feels real.
Go to Tor.com and see the full cover reveal post! There are photos of the model from the cover shoot. Check out how things evolved to the final version. Squee!
Meanwhile, here’s my January word count on the sequel! I need to start on my words for today.
I passed 50,000 words yesterday on January 15th. Fifteen days to write 50k on Call of Fire. I think that’s a record for me. o_0
I also managed to strain my eyes in the process, which I really don’t recommend. The pain has eased off somewhat today but is still very much there, so I am making myself take it easier. More breaks away from the computer. Just pushing to my minimum word count and no more… which is a real challenge because this section has escalating action and is easy to write.
However, as I work on this blog post and see white spots as I type, it acts as a reminder that I should get away from the computer, period. Going blind is a bad thing. Pain is a bad thing.
Time to go offline and rest. More words tomorrow.
I started Call of Fire on January 1st. In one week, I have written 25,000 words. This is a good thing… and a bad thing. I am enormously stressed. I am actually making myself slow down at this point, as I need to get other things done and actually leave the house sometimes.
This gif is an accurate depiction of my mental state.Read More