Tag Archives: Laura Anne Gilman

children, fools, and writers on deadline…

Reaching for a research note this morning, my elbow hit the edge of my coffee mug.  Coffee spilled EVERYWHERE…. except onto my laptop. *waits for heart to resume normal operations*

*buffs nails, smirks*

For those who’ve read the earlier Gin & Tonic books, I’m pleased to say that Agent Asuri is back. And she and Ginny are just as much fun to write in-conversation as ever. “I know that you would not interfere with a police investigation. And I know that you have at least enough sense to […]

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 […]