August is shaping up to be a pretty crazy month—a month filled with Various Things. Here are some of them:
1. We are finally allowed to talk about the Merry Fates anthology! It’s been a big fat gleeful secret for months, and now that I’m finally allowed to talk about it, I find that I have absolutely nothing to say except that I’m reallyreallyreally excited! Which lacks a certain element of human drama.
2. Speaking of human drama, I have my first official edit letter for Book 2! It is an excellent letter, and long, and it makes me ridiculously happy. (There’s just nothing quite like a really good edit letter. I can’t explain it. It’s like Christmas. Only with less wrapping paper to pick up, and more rending of hair and garments. What?—Writers are masochists. Everyone already knows that.)
2a. Why it is nice to have an edit letter: nothing keeps you from obsessing over the fact that you have a book coming out in a month like . . . working on a different book!
3. Speaking of the book that’s coming out in a month: You can now read the entire first chapter of THE REPLACEMENT here. Which makes it real. But I’m not going to think about that.
3a. (which wraps neatly back around to 2a.) Instead, I will focus on demons and moral ambiguity and kissing. If anyone needs me, I will be holed up in a coffee shop somewhere, revising aggressively and listening to this song 983 times: