I’m going on a writers’ retreat later this week — the same annual retreat my writers’ group always goes on around this time of year. I really need it, too; between the stresses and labors of launch parties and self-promotion, I haven’t been able to write in over a week. (Feeling kind of spiritually bloated, as a result.) Also, I’ve got the copyedit of THE BROKEN KINGDOMS to entertain me while I’m not writing. Fun times, ya’ll.
(Actually, I’ve found that copyediting is strangely exhilarating — makes me reflect on stuff I wrote in a new way. But it’s also tedious, which is not as much of a contradiction as it sounds.)
Anyway, in the meantime I’ve still got promo stuff happening all over the place. For the entire month of March, I have agreed to be an online guest in the Barnes and Noble Science Fiction and Fantasy forum, where they’re doing a book-club-style reading of The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms. I’ve already joined and been chatting there intermittently, but now I’ll be poking in every day or so. After each set of chapters, they’ll pause for discussion with me. Feel free to join in!
Also, I’m going to be appearing on a number of other blogs this week and next week. First up is the blog of my astounding splendiferous agent, Lucienne Diver of The Knight Agency. She’s hosting a Debut Week at her blog, and I’m honored that she’s chosen to showcase me first. Go read my guest blog there.
Will still be online, note — I’m too shamelessly addicted to the internet to cut myself off from it, and most of Altered Fluid is the same, so we always make sure to secure retreat sites with wireless. Just will be a little quieter.