Tag Archives: Laura Anne Gilman

Reordering The Actions

For those who might be interested… In an earlier post, I outlined the predicted structure of SILVER ON THE ROAD, as follows: Part 1: Flood Part 2: The Road Part 3: A Magician Part 4: Bones and Stone Part 5: Silver on the Road Part 6: Spanish Flu Part 7: The Dust Roads As of […]

Mix, knead, rest. Repeat.

The great and horrible thing about multiple projects is that even when one’s in a resting phase, the others need kneading. So while I let Silver on the Road sit for a bit, I’m going full-tilt on Gin & Tonic #4 (due in July), and restarting work on Sylvan Investigations #3. It’s actually sort of relaxing, being […]

“They’re fools, young rider. You know what happens to fools, here.”

I’ve created the Damage Board (where I sort out how much worse the characters are at the end than they were at the beginning). I’ve determined the subplot for the next book. I’ve figured out who lives and who dies. I have Draft 0 of SILVER ON THE ROAD (The Devil’s West #1) Now – […]

Friday No-Report (with snippet)

Writers are boring when we’re actually writing. I don’t even have any interesting bits of new research to share, or even any cat photos (Boomer, after a rough evening on Wednesday, has been spending most of his time sleeping in the bedroom. Castiel has discovered that Spring! means Birds! and has spent most of the […]

State of the Meerkat: A Retreat without Retreating

So this was the weekend I had blocked out to do a hard run on SILVER.  Friday afternoon I laid in supplies (ready-to-eat meals and several bottles of wine), updated Anti-Social, and took a declared Twitter-cation for 48 hours. And then I set to work. Saturday morning I walked down to the farmer’s market before […]

Five things make the only post you’ll get from me today….

1.  You know you’re in introvert hibernation mode when the thought of ordering take-away over the phone is overwhelming. “No talking to people! No! Why aren’t you on Seamless or GrubHub?”  I need a “bat signal” so I could turn it on and they’d know to have my gyro ready for me…. (there was a […]

Words Are as Words Will

Some people can write five or six or ten thousand words in a day, and suffer no ill effects. Some people are pleased if they manage a thousand. There’s no ideal speed (so long as you hit your deadline) and the writer who goes at a slow and steady pace is no better a writer, […]

Team Kornetsky News!

Look!  A Cover!     Amateur sleuths Ginny Mallard and Teddy Tonica and their furry partners prove that twelve legs are better than four when it comes to solving a risky new case in the third novel from L. A. Kornetsky’s “entertaining” (Library Journal) Gin & Tonic mystery series. DOGHOUSE (coming July 2014) At her […]

Digital marketplace expansions…

Email from Nook Press this morning about their (finally!) expansion into other countries. which means that, for those of you who avoided Amazon, and didn’t have access for whatever reason to Kobo, you will soon be able to lay digital hands on the Sylvan Investigation novellas MILES TO GO, PROMISES TO KEEP, and the story […]

When we say “the luck of the Irish,” we might want to consider what we say…

Fannish recursive: Orlando Jones’s tumblr just ‘liked’ my tumblr reposting of Orlando Jones’ tweet on Twitter. Another St. Patrick’s Day, another day I avoid Manhattan and any bar anywhere. Because having a drunk frat boy in a $500 suit puke green beer on me once was enough for a lifetime. The rental car was duly […]