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Time for that very annoying question that many of us have posted 10 September 2004 in Author Q & ATime for that very annoying question that many of us have by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

I have been dreading this question, though not for the reason you might expect.

Writing-wise, I've have quite alot completed. Just how much is impossible for me to say since I don't write in a linear, chapter by chapter fashion. I write more like the way mold grows on bread. The thing's looking pretty moldy. No pulse yet, though...

What I've been dreading is 'fessing up to the discussions I've been having with Penguin. My editor wants to push TTT to their fall list, for a number of reasons, all of them sound. They don't want to 'crash' the production schedule the way they did for TWP, which they'd likely have to do to make the spring list with TTT. The biggest disadvantage, it turns out, has to do with giving reviewers enough lead time to review the book. As it stands with TWP, the reviews are trickling in one at a time. Also with a small list like Penguin Canada's, mucking around with the release date can really impact their bottomline.

Another reason, and my agent's with them on this, is that 'they don't want me to go insane,' which I very nearly did with TWP. I actually have no problem with that happening, but then I haven't felt 'normal' since I read Hegel's Phenomenology.

The last reason is that they're very excited about the entire series 'breaking out' and perhaps even gaining some mainstream attention. They want to do things right.

I haven't heard anything official yet - so this is all hypothetical. I'll likely find out the actual release date from Mithfanion several days after you all... <!-- s:roll: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_rolleyes.gif" alt=":roll:" title="Rolling Eyes" /><!-- s:roll: --> view post


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