Dear me, I haven't been around for a while and have not much time to write, but I try to read as many of the postings as I can.
Came across Maurice's musings about publishing date for SF - mate, we in Australia are the lucky ones, we always get Janny's books first off!!
Always had my book finished when others were still wondering where to pre-order.
Janny is doing a fantastic job progressing with this once in a lifetime series - apart from all the other ventures she is undertaking. I really wonder how she does it. There must be a secret place of time and space lapse where she can beam herself to and write for hours, while still doing "life". Or maybe she can sustain herself on 2 hours sleep a night? Maybe Janny is an Espresso addict like me, that might explain the high energy.
You just go girl ... while the wolves are howling in the woods..(and the gryphon is having a digestive snooze)
Subchapter 7a in full draft, clocked in at 21 manuscript pages.
A writer's pause for sweet moment of satisfaction (scene COMPLETE) before sounding the well for the next one.
Janglement, Eeek! - the holiday season, a'coming too fast! onward, and quicktime, before the flurry of fun that conspires toward Creative Interruption.
I could put Christmas on hold for you if you like Janny. Free you up for a bit more writing before the festive temptations start to beckon?
I'm a big fan of yours and although I love my job and hate to let little children down, I would prefer to be curled up reading your delights!
I'll just go let Rudolf know we're on hold untilÉsayÉearly March?
So Christmas = Creatus Interruptus
Oh, mercy! Spare Us!
(ducks and Runs Like Mad for exit...)
Thank you, Janny. I know some people who will be really happy with that word!
**rubs hands in glee
I've just finished Traitor's Knot and have located this web page in order to find news of the next volume, (and to locate a map of Paravia that my failing eyesight can cope with!). All I need now is a little patience. I have an advantage over some readers in that I have a lousy memory which means I can enjoy re-reading my books while awaiting the next.
Thank you Janny, your talent is awesome.
Janny, I have to say, reading your commentary on your writing process and progress is really insightful as well as keeping us fans salivating. It helps me see how such a HUGE task (and WoLaS is a biggie!) breaks down into small steps of page by page, scene by scene, chapt by chapt.
I know I know, obvious, but still, quite something to witness, and helpful for me.
Thanks for sharing this journey with us. I hope we keep you company as writing can be lonely. (Though I love the quietness)
Welcome to the boar Derek. Be sure to check out the Interactive map on the website, a feature that was just recently added.
Welcome Derek - we like new faces!
Update for Today - surprises coming.
A scene change, a shift in the going mood-setting cd. And maybe a snip of text a bit later...one of the one-liners from Bransian just might be too fun not to share.
And - yes! - it's official, the revisions and edits and all that stuff DONE on The Sundering Star...and I may have goofed, it could be a year earlier in release.
And - to tantalize worst - there are whisperings in the background on POSSIBLE release dates. No posting them yet. They are NOT finalized.
This Brain Station is Now Changing to a locale off the east coast of Paravia....
Hi, Derek-welcome aboard!
Hi just come back from an awesome week in maldives ( no email and paradise on earth!) and catching up. About reading as soon as i get my hands on the new book- i don't-: i keep it and hoard it and keep looking at it every day so i absolutely KNOW i have an amazing book at home that i haven't read yet! how crazy is that??? i resisted traitors knot for 4 months but couldnt take it any more. then finished very fast. actually this helps with the wait between books- makes it seem a little shorter!( sometimes read all the books from the first AFTEr getting the new one- this takes quite a while) one of these days i may actually have two of your unread books on my shelf janny- great feeling if you take that the right way!
shahina daar - readers will do what they do - it's all fine with me. A planet of individualists is what it's all about.
Ah - new scene underway. If you want a peek into authorial mind, yesterday....first, look up where characters to play WERE in the last scene. Add up time that's passed since....add up how long they traveled to reach current position. Figure what they'd be likely to have been doing in the interrim. What mood are they in? What's got them jazzed, what's their current angst. Where are they going at the end of this scene, and then, into the subsequent future (scenes) - what's their part to play to get toward the Smash Hit Tense Moment at climax?
Then the setting - indoors, out, what's the weather, what activity are they doing, who busts in on that, or who breaks out of that AND what unexpected alchemy happens THAT I DIDN'T EXPECT to light the spark for the fire I know has to burn...
Then - choose the point at which to launch the scene. The MOMENT that will let it unfold with a zing or a slow wind up or - whatever will create the story that's within story that is a scene.
Character logistics - check.
Motivations - a bit of circling, then check.
Location - a bit of map circling for Most Probable Geography - then check.
Setting, weather, mood, atmosphere - check, check, check!
And the moment - check -
Then the twist I didn't expect peeps out from inspirational cloud of brain burn and - Bam - the scene is launched into words.
This morning - just follow the bouncing ball and let the characters play it.
Follow the bouncing ball? Why do I get a mental image of Arithon sitting on top of a stepladder throwing ping pong balls all over the place and having a laugh as he watches everyone else scrambling to catch them? Then maybe a little little come-hither smile to Elaira and patting the space right next to him?
Two Thanksgiving dinners in one day is a little much. I think the turkey is taking some serious revenge on me!
Just finished Traitor's Knot. I just keep on loving your work, Janny. It draws me in completely and I forget where I am and what I'm doing. That's the magic in what you do, so thanks.
Sarasvati - thanks for the nice words...
Just finished Traitor's Knot. Loved it. Apart from some traumatic scenes, I found it to be a real "fun" book. Just loved watching Arithon as he played havoc with The Light and had a good laugh at some of his antics. (Yes watching! I visualize everything I read. It's like a built in TV in my head.) Can't wait for Stormed Fortress.
I'm a big, big, fan! I've read everything you've put out. I just got Traitor's Knot...but I'm in the middle of George R. R. Martin's new book. I hate stoping in the middle of a book, but for Janny I make the exception. Though a friend who's also a fan made it easy for me, he took the book to read so i could finish the one I am reading. I'm dieing to read it, and even more longing for the next!
Welcome to the board Felicity and Michael.
Hi Felicity and Michael - welcome here, and thanks for the nice words.