03 December 2015

5 Years!

On 1 December 2010 I published Champion of the Rose and The Silence of Medair (on the same day, to make the question of 'my first book' a matter of some quibbling).  While it would have been a nice bit of symmetry to publish The Sleeping Life this month, it looks like it's going to be a late January-at-earliest publication.

However!  I can still celebrate five years of being published, and as always enjoying writing and having people read my books, and even saying nice things. :)  I doubt I'll hit full-time author status any time this decade, but I'll definitely continue to put out one to two books per year just because I really like doing it. [And commissioning art for them. ;) ]

A giveaway is definitely in order - my entire back catalogue, plus my upcoming The Sleeping Life in whichever format you prefer (TPB or ebook), when TSL finally releases.  [If you have all my books, you can name a character instead!]

This time I'll combine it with a fun survey (well, fun for me).

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NFMS5YB

You can fill in the survey without entering to win (or enter without filling in the rest of the survey), and the competition will remain open until the day before release (whenever, sigh, that happens to be) is closed now.

Thanks so much everyone for reading me!  Whenever I'm feeling down about my writing or suffering from self-publisher's chip, all I have to do is read the wonderful reviews, comments and fan mail I've received these past five years and bask. :D

14 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for the update! I have been anxiously awaiting an update of the expected release date, but had JUST enough self-discipline not to beg/nag you about it!

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    1. I am terrible at estimating how long it will take me to write books. :/ I'm really looking forward to releasing TSL - it's a very...odd book, one of my morality of mages pieces, but also about recovery and family and the obligations they bring.

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  2. Congrats on the anniversary! Looking forward to TSL so much.

    (And I didn't actually answer Touchstone for the first question ;-)

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  3. Well if you need another author-esteem boost, you are one of only 2 authors whose first book I got for free and then loved so much I went and bought everything else you had published. Amazing stuff madam. Keep writing more please.

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  4. I'm patiently waiting too. I count days... Your imagination is amazing and I like that You have the ability to find new meaning for very known themes. And I really like the way of creating relationships between Your protagonists. Congratulation and ganbatte (like Japanese say)!

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    1. Thank you marnaz! Not too much longer to wait I hope.

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  5. I answered Touchstone for the first question and had to laugh at the second question.

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    1. I think they'll always be my most popular stories. I love reading them too. :D

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  6. Hooray! Congratulations on the anniversary :)

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  7. Congrats Andrea!
    I love your work.
    Cass and company are old buddies that I visit frequently.

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