Some days I feel like my shadow’s casting me

So!  Last night we turned The Gathering Edge in to Madame the Editor.  It weighs in at just about 111,800 words, and is All Theo, All the Time, which makes Edge the direct sequel to Dragon Ship, with the action taking place concurrently with that described in Dragon in Exile and Alliance of Equals.

No, we don’t know when the book will be published.

UPDATE:  Madame tells us that Edge is tentatively scheduled for publication in May 2017.

Turning in a book, of course, means that I Never Have to Write Again.  That being so, I took some time this morning to update a few webpages.

At, these pages have been updated:  Which Book is Which; Publications List; Reading Order.

At, these pages have been updated: Which Book is Which, and Correct Reading Order.  Still to go — the publication list, which I’ll get to, bye-n-bye.

Also, while I was not-writing, I vacuumed the house, including! taking the vacuum cleaner completely apart to find out why it wasn’t suctioning.  I never did find a blockage, but apparently the mere act of taking it apart and putting it back together again was sufficient to fix whatever the problem was.

What else?  Oh.  Of possible interest, and as reported elsewhere:

Fun facts!
The Gathering Edge is the. . .
72nd collaborative work by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
20th novel-length Liaden Universe® Adventure
24th collaborative Lee & Miller novel
29th novel by Sharon Lee

The rest of the day involves some more cleaning of the actual house.  I don’t know how it is that writing a book in the back of the house results in the front of the house looking like a bomb hit it, but there it is.  I’ve seen it many times.  Also, I should probably get all this. . .stuff off of my desk before the cats clear it for me.

Oh!  As a reward for having fought Theo to a standstill and handed in the book, Steve and I this morning Ceremonially De-Boxed Visitor, which we may now read together.

And that?  Is all I’ve got.

Today’s blog post title brought to you by Warren Zevon, “My Dirty Life and Times.”  Here’s your link.

Belle and Sharon edited May 21 2016 by Steve Miller

9 thoughts on “Some days I feel like my shadow’s casting me”

  1. Looking forward to new reads. Theo fan all the way. So very happy she is up front and centre.

    Thank you for what you and Steve do.

  2. Congratulations all around! Hope you will all get to enjoy a well-deserved break!

    I seem to recall that a *highly* intriguing development occurred at the very end of Dragon Ship. It’ll be a thrill to find out what happens next!

  3. I’m curious. Do you have a favorite character? Is one character easier – or more difficult – to write than another?

  4. Enjoy Visitor (Foreigner #17). I’d love to be there to help with the voice of Prakuyo An Tep et al. I can imagine reading it aloud with all the different voices…

    Congratulations on getting The Gathering Edge into the hands of your editor… I’m not that much of a Theo fan, but it propels the Universe forward so I will buy and read it when it becomes available.

  5. CONGRATULATIONS!! And a big wahoo! for a big thing done and on its way, yay. And then you went and CLEANED you are my hero, I am a lowly slacker. I’m totally going to go clean off my jewelry desk now, out of sheer admiration.

  6. Theo and I do not get along all that well. Might be the mother/daughter thing at work.

    I love writing Daav, and Shan, and Aelliana, Droi, Rafin, Miri and Val Con together, Anthora… Those are my current favorites. Ask me tomorrow, and it’ll be a whole different list.

  7. I have to confess that it was because of Miri and Val Con that I fell in love with the Universe. Though, Theo can be amusing from time to time.

  8. My partner says “Meh” to Liaden Universe (which I like, some better than others), but wants more Carousel. More, MORE Carousel. Me too.

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