The countdown is on to the next Livi Talbot adventure: Emperor’s Tomb releases four weeks from today.
A reminder that if you pre-order or buy the week of release (print or ebook), you can forward the receipt/screenshot/etc (blank out personal info as needed) to me with your address and I’ll send you a personalized postcard from Livi late October (open international). I’ve tested out the email address a few times and it should work for forwarding, but I’ll reply with confirmation–if you don’t hear back from me, try again!
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I’m planning a final proofread of this beast of a book early October. I have a couple of tweaks to do–there are a few lines that are bothering me, but I’m trying to give myself a bit more distance before I go back and tinker. I think I’ll need a bit of a break from Livi & co afterward, although the fifth book is in progress, the fourth is in revisions, and there’s a short novella in the works, I am exhausted. I don’t love the characters/world any less, I just need a vacation from it and come back refreshed.
There is still the Patreon postcard story in progress, and Solomon’s Seal from West’s POV for the West Is Best Club, but a few hours a month is vastly different from every waking moment being spent re-revising nearly 130K words for the bazillionth time.
Thankfully I have no shortage of things to work on, and maybe I’ll have news about something later in the year.
Speaking of vacation, I’m on my yearly week of holidays for my birthday. Nothing exciting except avoiding contact with humans, gaming (NEW TOMB RAIDER), bingeing Netflix, and doing big cleaning/purging projects. Saturday night is my birthday part–Google Hangout since most of my friends are in different timezones–and that’s about it. I’ll be back to work next Monday if the giant pile of laundry I’m tackling doesn’t kill me first.