[LMB] (news & chat) _Passage_ has a pub date

Betsy Lightfoot jasinikc at gmail.com
Fri Sep 14 21:59:21 BST 2007

Hmm . . . "Title to be Annouced Later."  Has a nice ring to it. ;-)

On 9/14/07, Lois McMaster Bujold <lbujold at myinfmail.com> wrote:
> _Passage_ has a pub date...
> I now have official publication dates for the mass market paperback of
> _TSK#2: Legacy_ and the first hardcover release of _TSK#3: Passage_:
> both have the street date of April 22, 2008.
> (Rounded to May 2008 in some listings.)
> 8 months, give or take.
> And in other news, the completed and somewhat cleaned-up submission
> draft of _TSK#4: Title To Be Announced Later_ went off to my editor.
> Spring of 2009, for the rest of the world. Whew! Now I'm overdue for a
> *long* break.
> The first-edit run-through was mostly going through the manuscript and
> entering in my file all the little changes I'd marked in the margins
> over the previous months as the thing was slowly growing. The last
> chapters haven't had as much time to "cure", but they might as well be
> doing so sitting on the editor's desk as mine. Once the thing is shifted
> from my desk to hers I'm off the clock, till it comes back on the tide.
> Probably before year's end, but that will depend on what else is in her
> schedule; books with earlier pub dates will naturally take precedence.
> Having used the exciting completion of the book as an excuse to put off
> doing all the life-maintenance stuff I didn't want to do in the first
> place, well, that bulwark is now removed and they're all here at once.
> I'm scratching away at the chores pile, between reading books I didn't
> write and watching DVDs. Romances, anime, and nature programming, so
> far. I'm so not looking for a challenge...
> I do have a big trip coming up at the end of October to Columbus for the
> Ohioana Library bash (more on that later) and on to Saratoga Springs for
> World Fantasy, with a stop in between to see relatives. Since that
> involves flying, I can't address the ear surgery till it's done, which
> is another call-up-and-schedule chore sitting in my queue at present.
> And the 3 writing chores, 2 introductions and another interview I've
> promised. Still ducking them.
> So far this week I've managed to call the tree guys, get the map in
> progress, schedule my flights for WFC, give blood, hit the library, give
> a friend's short story a once-over, do a few house things, and other
> activities now fading into the mental compost. Well, it will all work
> itself out in a little more time.
> Now, back to BBC nature programs from Netflix.  Next up: more Atlas of
> South America
> Ta, L.
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