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Looking to 2011

  • Posted on December 30, 2010 at 9:14 am

If you’re a regular listener to Galactic Suburbia, don’t forget to check out the Boxing Day Super Mega Podcast over at Notes from Coode Street – Alisa, Alex and I joined Jonathan and Gary, along with Mondy from The Writer and the Critic and Grant from Bad Film Diaries. It was great fun to record, and I think we did a great job at summing up the last year and looking forward to the next one. I think we’re going to try to do it every year!

Marianne de Pierres has called on her writerly friends to blog about their writing plans for 2011. Margo has shared her plans here.

So here are mine:

Shattered City [Creature Court Book Two] will be out in April, and Reign of Beasts [Creature Court Book Three] in October. Those dates are pretty firm, as far as I know.

There’s also a short story quartet with Twelfth Planet Press, which is Not Announced yet, but which we accidentally discussed on Galactic Suburbia, so it’s silly to pretend it doesn’t exist. I’m really proud of these stories!

My writing plans for 2011 are quite single-minded: I have Fury, the first Nancy Napoleon novel, to write. It’s rather lovely, I’ve been turning it over in my head for a while now and am looking forward to March when I can tear into it. We’re planning on a ROR for September, so I’m planning to have Fury drafted and done by August.

I should have time to get started on something else towards the end of the year, especially if I do the Nano dance, but I’m leaving my plans open in that regard. If I’ve presold Fury by then, it might be sensible to get started on the next in that series, though I’d prefer to do something else in between. I have another dark fantasy series ticking away in the back of my head, plus several YA projects fighting for my attention.

Still, for the first half of the year at least, it’s all Nancy Nancy Nancy… and thanks to that delicious Australia Council grant, I have TWO full days of baby daycare to help me along the way.