Okay, so I have three completed books and DAW still hasn't given me a pub date, so though I have drafts of everything else, I stopped working on those as a new one gripped me, set in the Time of Daughters, that gets a brief mention in Banner of the Damned and later stories.
I'm going to publish it myself.
It looks like it's dividing in such a way that I could actually publish it in one massive book or novellas (sixty thousand words). If I do the novella thing, they will come out close together.
Assuming you'd have any interest, which format would you prefer?
So I am on the east coast, finishing up the workshop Viable Paradise. As always, it has been a great week — and a great visit.
I was in New York about 10 days ago, and according to my editorial assistant (who I think will probably become my editor, at least I hope so) the three books will come out in 2018. Of course I am not going to let myself believe that until I see cover art, and a firmer date because I've been through this twice before. But still, I had a great talk with her, and what's more, she really liked A Sword Named Truth.
In the meantime, once in a while when I get the courage, I take a quick peek at the discussion of Inda going on at reddit/fantasy. I am learning a lot about what those readers respond to and what they don't.
My reading has backed up because I became addicted to an intensely wonderful Chinese series called Nirvana in Fire. My connectivity has been awful, and reaching the show means either dealing with YouTube, which not only has many annoying ads, but a bunch of the episodes have the subtitles completely off track, or Viki.com which has the most annoying commercials ever. (Or maybe I'm just not used to commercials as I seldom watch commercial TV, but rely on Netflix.)
I am going to make a post about Nirvana in Fire, but what I want to say now is that it is about loyalty, secret identities, complex politics, unrequited love, and fun characters as well. not to mention ninja powers. the actors are jaw-dropping the beautiful, and all my goodness the clothes! The setting!