I know it’s been a long time since my last post. That’s because I’ve been dug in, finishing the final (I hope!) editorial revisions on Sunborn, my new novel, due out from Tor Books in about a year. Man, what a bear this has been. I turned in the “final” draft about six months ago—except that it turned out not to be the final draft. My editor asked for a lot of work on the first hundred pages or so; he thought it started too slowly. Maybe he was right; I don’t know, I can’t tell anymore. But I did the work, and came up with a new version that we’re both happy with. While I was at it, I went through his comments on the rest of the book, and took the opportunity to streamline and tighten, with the benefit of having been away from it a few months. (And yes, this is Book 4 of The Chaos Chronicles, but you will be able to read it as a standalone if you haven’t read the first three.)
Anyway, as of today, it’s back in my editor’s hands. I printed out a clean copy (614 manuscript pages) for myself, just a short time ago. And I am going to take it easy for a little while. Maybe do some reading. Maybe write some blog entries. Who knows?
I have a bunch of other things to say, but right now I’m too tired!
Take care, and see you later!
“It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though the limits of our abilities do not exist.”
—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin