This morning! I get to hang around in my bathrobe for a bit, as a reward for having (finally, finally) finished the first draft of the untitled story, henceforth to be known to the world as “Fortune’s Favors.” The story introduces some new characters, and looks in on some folks we’ve seen before. I think you’ll like it.
This brand-new story, with an outtake from Neogenesis and …Lance (that’s the same outtake that didn’t ultimately fit in either book, and the story has flowed past it), and an Author’s Foreword (or, yanno, Backword) will appear in the chapbook: Fortune’s Favors: Adventures in the Liaden Universe® Number 28.
What Happens Now, since Steve read the story hot off the printer last night, and noted a couple of things to be tweaked, is:
*Go over the story, line by line, tweaking tweaks, and adding in That Thing that got dropped in the heat of the moment
*Go over the outtake, line by line
*Write the Authors’ Note, pass it to Steve for edits, go over it line by line
*Build a cover
*Compile the entire book and get it up for sale with the Usual Suspects
So, depending on Real Life, you — yes, you! — may be able to purchase the first new Adventures in the Liaden Universe® chapbook in over a year, by mid-April. Rest assured, we’ll tell you when it’s available.
Moving on to the rest of the to-do list, I have a couple of phone calls to make, including one to the dentist, which I’ve been putting off for mumble, and really shouldn’t put off anymore. Also today, I need to hit the gym, because today is not the day to skip the gym. When I get back, and after phone calls, I’ll draft the Authors’ Note, and maybe start shopping for a cover.
See you on the flipside.
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