Hurry Up and Wait

Look what UPS brought me this afternoon! 100_6501

 

The pace of publishing never fails to bewilder me. This book has been written and rewritten (and rewritten, and rewritten) over…well, over quite a long time. Between each rewrite, there was waiting. Lots and lots of waiting. I publicized Princess of the Wild Swans. I wrote other stuff. I went to Belgium for five months.

 

Then, suddenly, the cover was done, the manuscript was being copyedited, the galleys were proofread, and in a matter of weeks — ARCs!

 

Now we just have to wait until August.

Up and Running (More or Less)

I’m a person who swore she’d never blog…yet this is my third blog.

True, the first was a travel blog dedicated to a five-month period I spent in Belgium in 2012. Chocolate, waffles, and beer — did I really have a choice? And the second was just a sad little addendum to my sad little first website. But this one has its very own tab. It demands that I write something.

So…I think I’m going to use this space primarily to talk about what’s happening with my books.  If there’s something you’d like to hear about from me, please let me know. I’ll take all suggestions under advisement. But there are so many really great and useful blogs about writing already; I don’t want to add another. I’m NOT going to give writing advice or describe My Process, though I may rant occasionally about the value of the adverb. Or my opinion of people who are threatened by the term “literary fiction.” (Of course, I’m the person who swore she’d never blog, so don’t take my word for any of this. I’m a very unreliable narrator.)

At the moment, I’m in that strange in-between time with Sleeping Beauty’s Daughters when proofreading is done and ARCs are yet to arrive. A sort of literary suspended animation. So I’ll give you the gorgeous book cover, if you haven’t seen it already. Love it, love it, love it!SBDaughters HC C.web