Strange Wordings

Thoughts on fantasy, science fiction and genre writing in general . . . stuff that's strange.

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These Blogs are largely about the process of coercing words out of my head (at times I convince myself that I am a novelist). Thoughts about current reading and/or fantasy literature and writing in general may disgorge at random.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Wow, I'd decided to take a little break from writing, and blogging about reading and writing, smell the roses, that sort of thing -- but I can hardly believe it's been almost two years. Two years. Almost. Well, actually I did take a long, very long, holiday but it wasn't really close to two years. It has just been about that long since I posted anything online.

In any event, I'm now back to writing everyday. And yes, I'm still committed to finishing RoseThorn, although I've now decided to split it into two books: The Black General and The Last Queen. I'm doing the final edits to The Black General right now, and I hope to be able to sub it in a few weeks. (I'm going with indies this time -- no more beating my head against the agent wall of invulnerability). And then I need to write about 40k more words for The Last Queen, most of which will involve adding Finn's arc and expanding Eleanor to be a more independent character.

So that's what I'm up to now. More to come later.