Wanted to give an update...I know there are anonymous eyeballs that look to this journal once and again, so I wanted to get the scoop out there just in case anyone cared.A Year and A Day
's release has been pushed back once again. This time until July. *sigh*
I am trying to organize myself for some marketing events and this definitely puts a kink (and not the fun kind) into my plans.
Watch this space for more news. Seven Times A Woman
is nearly finished...hard to believe. I started it in late 2000...never thought I would see the day. Technically, I still haven't...but the second to last chapter is nearly complete, in fact, I may even finish it today. Which leaves the final chapter and the epilouge. Epilouge is very clearly laid out in my mind and short. The final chapter...I have to make some choices about setting.
Throughout, it has been very obviously placed in Japan, but never mentioned overtly since this is a historical fantasy (rather like the Kushiel's
series by Jacqueline Carey, but she takes it a step further and actually defines her made-up kingdoms based on real countries in Europe).
Now, as the draft of the final chapter is written, it takes place in San Francisco, with named places like SF State and Golden Gate Park. While it adds a measure of realism to the whole tale...I am thinking I may want to stay stylistically (is that even a word?) uniform and have the last chapter set in a modern-day city, but without any specific mentions of actual places.
Opinions? I could really use some! Comment, comment til you're blue in the fingers!
Also have the outline mostly done for Safehouse
, novel #3
about the lovers of importment men in Venice who are sent to a country estate to escape the Plague. Need to do a wee bit more 14th century research, but it looks to be a fun character study and I find myself really getting into it.
And, as if I didn't have projects enough, still plowing through the chapter on 17th century costume for Greenwood Publishing. In the reading/note-taking phase. And I really want to just photocopy a whole chunk of the text of The Art of Dress
because it is just that awesome. Might have to buy the book. I DO have an Amazon.com gift cert. hanging about. Mmmmmmm clothes....
So, the glamourous life of me, struggling writer and undercover office employee...who makes costumes.