The Keep's servants slept little the week before Neya's Day. All the rooms, even the bedrooms in the Old Residence Wing, were turned out and prepared for guests who might or might not be staying. As they did at the turning of every spoke, the maids received new pinafores, and the footmen new shirtfronts. The maids beat every carpet, brushed every curtain and tapestry; the footmen, under Affton's hypercritical eye, polished every piece of silver, every candlestick, every brass doorknob, grand entrance and mudroom alike, even though their sheen already blinded the onlooker.Read the rest of this post
Hey guys, I haven't done one of these in a while so I thought I'd give you an idea what's up. First off: We have a final title for book two. It's "Son in Sorrow," which is a line from Temmin's birth prophecy. The story-in-story is called "The Bastard Heir," and it's one that you've never read before--it's entirely brand new.
I'm not done with the first draft, which I wanted to have done months ago. I'm beginning to feel all George R.R. Martin up in here. I will say that I have the ending mostly written. It was in the middle of the book. I had to move it out to the end and then I had this big gap and and and...anyway, the great part is I've been filling the gap and today I finally hit the already-written part. I still have more to go, but it's coming together well.
Book two presales are still going on. Three packages: $25 ebook and manuscript; $50 ebook, paperback and manuscript; $70 ebook, paperback set of both books and manuscript. You've got a couple more months at least, but sooner would be better.Read the rest of this post