The State of Books

This is my semi-regular series on the state of books in the making.

Julie Czerneda is on the home stretch on her first fantasy novel – A turn of Light and as a holiday offering you can read an excerpt of the first chapter.

David Weber is about two weeks from turning in How Firm a Foundation, the next Safehold novel. It has been talks about a release towards the end of this year. He has made me a bit worried with his tweets lately.

  • I just finished writing a difficult scene, now I’m taking a break. It’s hard to do mean stuff to the characters you really like…
  • Almost finished with the rough draft of “How Firm A Foundation.” Hopefully I can have it sent off to Toni in the next two weeks! #amwriting
  • Killed a named character today. I didn’t expect that it would be quite so poignant. 35,000 words left to go!

Wonder who that is? Hopefully not one of my favorite characters.

Elizabeth Moon turned in the manuscript for the third Paladin’s Legacy novel a while back (Book 2 Kings of the North will be out in March). It now has a title Crisis of Vision. We probably have to wait until March 2012 to read it.