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( Dec. 4th, 2011 08:25 pm)
'Tis the natural cycle of these things, but over the last five weeks, two of my books have gone out of 'print' : Favor and Stay Tape are no longer for sale.

I must admit, it's a little sad to get the email saying that their time is up.

I'm not 100% sure what's going to happen with them - I'm toying with the idea of self-publishing them, Stay Tape probably on it's own, or with another Tawnholme story, Favor as part of an anthology of Halloween stories. Lord knows when I'll have the time to spend clambering up the learning curve to be able to do them justice, though!

Mostly, I really need to finish more things and submit them places, so my publications list is replenished and there are more stories out there in the world!

Rather than the better year I was hoping for, real life has found several news ways to dent my word count this year. I have actually written more this year than last, but a) that's a lot less than the year before that and b) 'written' is not the same as 'finished'. Must do better. *Will* do better.
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( Jul. 11th, 2010 12:24 am)
I've just been updating some pages over at the GLBT Bookshelf wiki, and discovered that they've added some new category pages, including a set of geographical sets: Latino Interest, UK/European Interest, Aussie/Kiwi Interest, US/Canadian Interest, Asian Interest

There's not a huge amount listed on those pages yet, so if you're an author who uses the wiki, there's the opportunity to add your relevant titles while the lists are still short enough to be palatable, but for readers it's a little underwhelming.
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( May. 16th, 2010 10:52 pm)
Someone posted a plea to authors - wow - that's a month ago already? Anyway - a plea to authors, namely

"Please, if you have a website or blog, please keep it updated. There is nothing more frustrating than having a favorite author and finding their website or blog, only to find out that the last time it got updated was May and it's now October."

I am totally one of those authors, and I apologise, so this is my 'not dead, still plugging along' post.  Specifically, my day job is trying to take up all 26 hours of the day every day, which isn't leaving a lot of time or mental energy for writing.

The ideas are still coming, though, and I'm making lots of notes and scribbled pen-sketches that hopefully will come together into actual stories as soon as the pressure's off a little. I wish I could tell you when that would be, because that would make everything less stressful, but the available evidence suggests that as soon as I say 'work will get less busy in x days' the law of sod will roll into effect and make me a liar. 

I don't want to lie to you, so I'll make you no promises about the timing, just that I'll keep on keeping on, and eventually there will be more stories for me to share with you.



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Oops - the deadline for the 2010 challenge has snuck up on me - it's tomorrow, so if you want to play, sign up soon!

http://community.livejournal.com/picfor1000/160377.html
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I know a lot of people go direct to the publisher's website, and if you're a Kindle user, I assume you use Amazon as your primary e-book store, but I also know a lot of people regularly use other e-book stores, and I'm curious - who do you use?

Do you use one site almost exclusively, or do you regularly use a mix? Does it make a difference what format of e-books you read? Do you go to one place for books for your smart phone, and somewhere else for books for your PC?

There are way too many options to come up with a reasonable poll for this, so I'll ask for comments instead - where do you buy your e-books?
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