Martha Wells (marthawells) wrote,
Martha Wells

The Star Wars Leia Book

Yesterday I finished a complete draft of the Star Wars Leia novel. Yay! I haven't turned it in yet, because I want to spend the next few days reading over parts of it and poking at it and polishing a bit more before I send it in on Friday.

Questions I expect people will have and my mostly inadequate answers:

What is the title?

I don't know yet. Usually either I think of a title mid-way through writing a book and it is the perfect title and all titles fall before it, or I can't think of anything and finish the book and wonder what the hell I'm going to call it. This was the second one. I gave the editor several suggestions and so we're waiting for somebody to come up with something else or decide one of those is wonderful and convince everyone else of it.

When will it be out?

I don't know yet. Maybe at the end of the year? I'll post it here as soon as I know.

What is it about?

Okay, I do know that one, but I'm not sure how much I should say yet. I'm also crap at describing my books so I may wait until someone who is good at it writes the little blurb-description paragraph. It does have the other characters in it, but is about 75-80% Leia's POV. It takes place about two years or so after A New Hope.


Other than that, I'm tired and stressed out and kind of depressed. I would like to take a short vacation, but the only place we can afford to go is Galveston (it's only about a 2 and half hour drive away) and it's a little too cold to enjoy at this time of year, at least for me. I don't have time for much of a break, because I need to get started on the sequel to Emilie and the Hollow World which is due this summer. I think I will take a couple days off next week to catch up on doctor appointments I'm supposed to have, take the cat that's due for shots to the vet, get my hair cut, dig the yard out from under the piles of leaves and broken branches, etc.


Posts I did recently:

* Twentieth Year Anniversary and Links
It's been 20 years since my first novel, The Element of Fire, was published.

* Don't Let Then Take Your Reynards This is a re-post from 2011, where I tell the story of how the copyeditor tried to take a gay character out of The Death of the Necromancer.

* I've been trying to mirror posts on my Tumblr here, plus post photos and re-blog cool stuff, etc.
Tags: star wars, upcoming publications
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