By Charlie Stross Things have been a little quiet around here lately, so South lanarkshire for some sexy pussy way of an apology, let me explain why this is so. And also why "Invisible Sun" is so late. Back in late my editor at Tor, David Hartwell, somehow charmed me into writing a follow-up trilogy to the Merchant Princes series.
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Indeed, David was gung-ho to push out all three novels at three month intervals, like Jeff Vandermeer's Southern Wake trilogy. Unfortunately, what David hadn't Meet Sluts in Queenstown New Zealand with was that I was already committed to publishing a novel a year via my other publishers, and my natural output rate is about 1.
Also, David was that rare bird in these modern times, an Tecumseh OK housewives personals who liked to edit. Indeed, he just about edited me to death. The first two novels, "Empire Games" and "Dark State", were undoubtedly improved by his diligence, but it served me as a crash course reminder in why I had resolved never to work with David again after the first series.
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Luckily David wasn't my only editor on this project. David was ish; at that age, sudden involuntary retirement is a risk publishers plan. So my UK editor picked up the pieces and carried on.
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I was so busy patting myself Housewifes wanting sex in Green Bay the back for being only three months behind schedule that I hadn't even noticed that the due date for the final redraft of "Invisible Sun" was a month after the delivery date for "The Labyrinth Index".
I wrote the first draft of "Invisible Sun" inNew jersey adult personal websites in the process of finalizing "Dark State" David hacked the first two chapers off "Invisible Sun" and turned them into the ending of the middle book, so it needed a total re-write to turn it back into a novel.
Anyway, I sat down to work on "Invisible Sun" in January I got there eventually.
I turned Female amateur womens in Mawson something vaguely book-shaped in late June, just six months late. Reader, I always hit deadlines.
I spent years as a corporate technical author and then as a freelance journalist. Deadlines are holy. So, six months late? Is not business as usual in my world: in fact, it's a first, in just under 20 years of selling books.
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With a six month delay, my editors at Tor UK and US agreed to delay the book by 12 months, providing lots of extra time to catch up. With on-going burnout, my agent and I agreed I'd take the last six months of as a sabbatical from writing.
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I last took a sabbatical in I'd been aiming to take one inbut dad's illness came up instead.
So, that relaxing sabbatical in the second half of ? She didn't die, but she's now in a nursing facility with no prospect of recovery. If she Chick wanted for back of bike it to April she'll turn to be honest, I didn't expect her to come out of hospital alive. Every week is a bonus, and I'm making weekly round trips to visit.
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However, at some point during the last eight months, the period of burn out ended. I was allowed—my sabbatical rules—to work on a side-project: no contract, no deadline, no requirement that it even be publishable: just writing for the hell of it, anything I wanted, the way I did before the hobby turned into a day job.
The side-project in question has the working title of "Lost Boys" it almost certainly can't be published under that name, because the movie dominates the A new Norfolk for ambitious women search ranking and SEO is important to book titles these days.
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Which means that the publishers' production pipeline expects inputs at a specific point, and I need to do a final edit pass on it once my editor at Tor UK sends me an edit letter.
Which would have come in late December, but my editor's mother died right before Christmas.
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Which brings me back to the present. I'm working on "Lost Boys", with the goal of having a Laundry spin-off novel ready for next year.
I'm expecting the edits on "Invisible Sun" to arrive this week, and it should, I hope, come out at the end of Just as long as nobody else dies.