March 19th, 2010

Stargate Monuments

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laurajunderwood said: I was fascinated by the results of the survey because they were not far off from everything I suspected or knew about the profession. I participated, of course. I was the rare instance of the author who got asked for a book because the editor had read my short fiction and my small press book, and wanted to know when I was going to let them have a book of mine.

I thought so too. I was one of the outliers who had sold the first book I'd written, but I'd been writing and trying to get published for 10-11 years before selling it, which was right on the average.

As to your writing, are you working on anything new?

I've finished three new fantasy novels in the last couple of years, but they haven't found a publisher yet. I'm working on a couple of new things right now, too.

thanate asked: Not entirely writing-related, but I've been wondering: where did the name (or nickname, I suppose) "Kade" come from?

It's been so long since I wrote The Element of Fire, I can't remember if I'd seen it anywhere before or not. I do remember the name "Kade Carrion" was meant to have the feel of a name from a fairytale, like "Kate Crackernuts."

Still taking writing or publishing questions here.