The margin notes I leave for myself are more blunt and less kind than the margin notes I leave for other people, but I do still try to be nice to myself. Today’s example:
Regarding the protagonist’s name: Her dad changed his own name legally the moment he was eighteen, against his parents’ wishes. Is that a person who would give his child a blatantly odd first name? Without a good reason, it doesn’t feel authentic. Supply good reason, or it’s back to the baby name books.
In April, there will be three new projects coming out with my name attached.
Women in Practical Armor, my latest anthology collaboration with Ed Greenwood, will be launching after last summer’s spectacular Kickstarter campaign. There will be a (pre-April) party for contributors and backers at Norwescon at the end of March.
C is for Chimera, an anthology edited by Rhonda Parrish, contains a story of mine. My letter was H. The story is short and sweet, and I’m rather fond of it. I hope you will be, too.
Hellmaw: Of the Essence, my debut novel, will be out on April 30. I don’t know which formats will be available on that date, or from which retailers, but the book will ultimately be out in hardcover, trade paperback, ebook, and audio book.
I am hoping to plan a local launch party once I receive more information about physical copies. I’ll also spam the internet (okay, not really) with the Amazon pre-order link when it goes live.
In the meantime, I’m reading for Apex and Dragon Moon, I’m proofreading for Lambda Literary, and I’m working on my Work in Progress, a contemporary YA novel with the working title Hearts Are Jerks.