June 16th, 2005

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Under the Ivy

Yesterday, I did 1,125 words on Chapter Five of Daughter of Hounds. I am now on the farther side of manuscript page 300. I may put an excerpt from the first part of the novel up on the website soon. But the website is in direst frelling need of total revamping, and there's been hardly an update there in months.

Once this chapter and Chapter Six are done, I have to pause from DoH just long enough to write a short story that I promised to an anthology (the deadline is long past, and the editor is being very understanding). Then, when I go back to DoH, I'll also be working on a synopsis for the next novel, the YA dark fantasy, hoping that I can have the proposal for that book in my agent's hands by the time my editor gets DoH. It's sort of like playing leap frog in the dark. In slow motion.

I think that's about it for this morning. Unaccustomed brevity. Oh, in case anyone's wondering, there will be no ARCs of Frog Toes and Tentacles. That was my decision. And this round of eBay auctions ends in just a few hours. Tell you what. Whoever buys a copy of In the Garden of Poisonous Flowers today using the "buy it now" feature will get a free signed copy if Silk. Not to mention all those drad Dame Darcy illos.
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