Copyedits, Battenberg, and Steampunk, Oh My!

Writing by HandAh, Gentle Reader, what does this say about my personality? I arrive home from two weeks abroad clutching to my proverbial bosom the following . . .
1. A Joan Jetson meets Elvira black dress
2. A fake blond hair piece in the late Victorian style
3. Two boxes of frozen imported battenberg

I blush to admit it but there it stands.

All is madness this week, my darlings. I'm finishing up the copyedits for Book the Third, getting ready for the steampunk convention (what to wear, what to wear?), dealing with taxes, working on various secret projects, and (what was that other thing, oh yes) launching Book the Second. Woohooo!

Plus the Steampunk II anthology, Steampunk Reloaded has been announced, and there's my wife to kill and Gildor to frame for it. I'm swamped.



Gail's Daily Dose
Your Infusion of Cute:
Good foundation piece for a steampunk outfit, lace skirt.

Your Tisane of Smart:
Pot found in Manti-LaSal thought to be several centuries old. (No not that kind of pot.)
Your Writerly Tinctures:
Really enjoyed the recent Writing Excuses podcast on anti-heros.

Book Write Ups picked up Soulless at the BEA. Which means she has one of the coveted ARCs and this to say about it, "Gail Carriger's ability to pull the reader back in time through elegant dialogue and proper mannerisms is fantastic."
SPOILER ALERT! Amazon and Powell's have posted Changeless cover along with blurb. Blurb gives bits of Soulless away so don't read if you haven't read the first book.
Blameless: Working copy edits.
Super Secret Project H: Treatment submitted to agent. Paused.
Super Secret Project F: Consulted betas, good to go. Hope to write first two chapters next month.
CAKE in Space: Trunked for the moment.
Steampunk Reloaded short article: Done, turned in, and VanderMeer's have announced the table of contents.
Not so secret fiction short: (can go up to 13,000) Working next week. Yes, it's true. This is for the Mammouth Book of Paranormal Romance 2. For once, my British fans will get something first. I'm warning you now, it may not be what you expect.

Quote of the Day:
"One of the things that draws writers to writing is that they can get things right that they got wrong in real life by writing about them."
~ Tobias Wolff

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