Saturday, December 31, 2011

Looking into 2012

Things feel very unsettled for me right now. I don't know what to expect day to day with Mom's health, which makes it hard to plan for the immediate future. But my writing schedule is pretty well set for the year. Here's what I have coming up in 2012.

January 6
My steampunk novella Goldie will be released from Musa, for only 99 cents! I have cool bookmarks ordered that I'll be giving away as soon as they arrive next week.

My novelette "Never Be Alone" will appear in the spring issue of Strange, Weird and Wonderful Magazine, and I'll also be the Featured Writer of that issue.

I just found out (adding this January 1) that my novel Evil Outfitters, Ltd will be released from Double Dragon in July, more than six months ahead of schedule!

My novel The Weredeer will hopefully be released from BeWrite Books. We've had a lot of delays, none of them anyone's fault--my editor had to have eye surgery, my mom got sick, etc. But the editing is nearly finished and hopefully soon I'll have some cover artwork to show you. This is my favoritest book I've ever written. I can't wait to share it with the world.

Labor Day Weekend
I'll be at the World Science Fiction Convention in Chicago this weekend, where I'm hoping to meet up with some of the other writers still waiting to hear our final decisions from Angry Robot Books.

I've got some other stuff I'm working on, some rewrites and revisions that will hopefully bear fruit by the end of the year. I have a short story and a novella already scheduled for release in 2013, and if The Weredeer does well the sequel may be released in 2013 also. I'm also messing around with doing some self-publishing, starting with that misguided romance I wrote last year (I'm just not a romance writer). And I'm going to try to write more short stories this year, since I miss that instant gratification from sending a story out and getting a yes from an editor in weeks instead of months (or years).

All the best to everyone in the remaining hours of 2011, and good luck to all of us in 2012 and beyond. Assuming the world doesn't actually end next December, and I'm pretty sure it won't.


Kelly Robinson said...

All I wanted for Christmas was for this blog (and others) to show up on my dashboard. Didn't get it. (Got some other cool things I didn't know I wanted, though.)

Once I have my new (-ish, I bought it at work) e-reader set up and know how to use it, Goldie will be my first ever downloaded book!

I'm still inspired by all the things you do. Keep doing them, so I can get some things done this year in an attempt to do 25% as much.

Give your Mom a hug for me.

K.C. Shaw said...

Cool, you got an ereader! Enjoy! I need to charge mine and download some new stuff. I like regular books, but ebooks are really convenient.

Happy new year!

Cate Gardner said...

Looking forward to reading Goldie and it's good to hear you're still under consideration at Angry Robot. My fingers shall remain crossed.

K.C. Shaw said...

Thanks! My fingers have been crossed so long I can't even move them.

Aaron Polson said...

Here's hoping for a fantastic 2012. I'm looking forward to Golide, too. Those fun re-spun tales are always good.

Have a fabulous year, K.C.

K.C. Shaw said...

They chose not to focus on the Goldielocks retelling aspect of the story in the marketing, so it'll be interesting if anyone notices who doesn't already know.