Welcome, September

It’s been a while since I’ve lived in a place where September marks a true change in season, so the weather in Massachusetts lately has been making me beside myself with happiness. In Florida, the weather didn’t dip below the 80s (I mean, even at night) until maybe November. In my excitement, I’ve been dressing too warmly. Autumn, you are welcome!

Those of you who’ve been reading my blog for a while know I used to walk along the St. Johns River almost every day. Well, now I walk along the Charles River… no pelicans, but there are geese, and crew teams in long, graceful boats. It’s lovely. And one of the windows in my new home faces the rising moon :o).

Anyway… September. So, Bitterblue is, by nature, a slow write…. and the last few months have been full of distractions (moving, beautiful babies, you name it)…. and the next few months are going to be even more distracting (the tour, other work-related travel). But right now I have September. September is going to be a month free of travel and relatively free of distractions, and I am going to write a whole lot. TRY TO STOP ME AT YOUR OWN PERIL.

So far, it’s going well. ^_^

A teeny bit of business:

  • I now have an Indonesian publisher, Gramedia, and a Swedish publisher, Semic. yAt! Thanks to my new publishers for taking on my books.
  • Have you checked out readergirlz this month? Among other things, you can listen to the playlist I assembled for Graceling, which, I admit, was not an easy thing to do. Graceling will be discussed at the readergirlz blog all month — I’ll be there commenting — and feel free to join the live chat with me on September 16th, at 9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific… where I assume everyone will learn what a terrible typist I am?
  • Go vote for your favorite fantasies at 101 of the Best Fantasy Books. Graceling is on the ballot, as are hundreds of other books. Voting closes on September 14. Note that there’s a box at the bottom for write-ins.

Happy September, everyone.