2013 was an interesting year, in both the good sense and the interesting one.
Starting off the with good...Queen's Hunt
made the 2012 Locus Recommended Reading List
. The NPR Books Tumblr gave a lovely shout-out
to Thief of War
, which was also selected for Some of the Best from Tor.com, 2013
for Allegiance overall
were quite good
, and I am delighted the conclusion to the trilogy left readers satisfied. I also participated in John Scalzi's Big Idea series
, SF Mind Meld
, Mary Robinette Kowal's My Favorite Bit
, and 3 Good Things
, and Liz Bourke interviewed me
for her Sleeps With Monsters
column on Tor.com.
The interesting part included a number of changes in publication schedule. The Time Roads
is coming out much earlier than previously expected, which made for some exciting deadlines. Edge of the Empire
and the rest of the River of Souls
series are on hold for now. And the Firebirds #4
anthology, with my story The Ghost Dragon's Daughter,
has been delayed to 2015.
All these delays mean I'm no longer under a crushing deadline. Which is both a relief and a little unnerving. I've decided to treat this an an opportunity and make this year the year I write for fun. Of course I want to sell more books to my publisher, but I also want to satisfy my own itches. My project list for the next year is, therefore, a mix of old and new.
So. To summarize last year, and give a peek into the next...2013 PublicationsQueen's Hunt
, River of Souls #2, paperback reprintAllegiance
, River of Souls #3, hardcoverThief of War
, a River of Souls novellaThe Science of Magic
, flash fiction for Tor.com's Writing Prompts feature2014 Publications
Allegiance, River of Souls #3, paperback reprint
(rescheduled to July 2015 in tradepaperback)The Time Roads
, alternate history with mathematics and time travel, hardcover2014 ProjectsNocturnall
, a short story set 35 years after Allegiance
(written in 2012, in rewrites)Edge of the Empire
, a prequel to the River of Souls
trilogy (written in 2007, needs revision)In The Presence of Her Enemies
, Valara's return to Morennioù, (a draft exists, but it needs a complete rewrite)St. Brendan's Isle
, my Not-Mansfield-Park novel, with magic and polyamory
These projects might change depending on what happens through the year, but at the least, I will get the short story out to markets, and a proposal package for St. Brendan's Isle
to my agent. From there, we'll see what happens.