More for myself than anyone else, I thought it'd be interesting to keep track of the revision process. As of today (12/27) I have the first three chapters (about 56 manuscript pages) of The Labyrinth of Flame revised, and I'm working on a synopsis of the book for my agent's use. (I haaaaaaaate writing synopses. I confess I asked my agent, "Can't I just finish revising the entire book instead so you can submit the whole thing instead of a proposal package?" Agent: "No.") Looking forward to finishing the synopsis so I can get back to the fun writing.
I also took a quick break from revising to participate in a Mind Meld over at SF Signal talking about our favorite dragons in fantasy. Check it out to find out what dragon books have influenced me as a fantasy reader (and why I think dragons have such enduring appeal in the genre).
Next week I plan on doing a year end wrap-up post that'll cover my favorite books read in 2013. As an author I get a huge warm fuzzy every time I see a book of mine show up on that type of list. I've been delighted and honored to see Whitefire Crossing and Tainted City get a few mentions this year:
- Whitefire Crossing made Fantasy Review Barn's list of "5 Books I Read in 2013 That Lived Up to the Hype" (haha, I didn't even know there was any "hype" about Whitefire!)
- Whitefire also made Coffee, Cookies, and Chili Pepper's "Best Debuts of 2013"
- The Tainted City made two lists on Bibliotropic: "Top 5 Fantasy Novels Read in 2013" and "Top 10 Novels of all Genres Read in 2013"
- The Tainted City is in great company on fellow author Mark Lawrence's "Books I Read in 2013"
Looking forward to sharing my own favorite reads of the year with you all! In the meantime, back to that pesky synopsis...