The State of the Author Beast

I have not been an idle Author Beast, I promise.

I have been plugging away at Waistcoats & Weaponry, the third Finishing School book. It’s at the beginning so I am all full of delight and optimism. I’m rediscovering why I love these characters and all is well with my little corner of the steampunk universe. Don’t worry it won’t last. Soon they will start fighting me and then the plot will come over all wonky and then . . . but right now it’s good to be a writer.

It helps that I’ve settled the PPA issue and feel more sane about everything in my immediate deadline orientated future. But I do have to keep to that deadline now that I’ve fought for it, and I’m still trying to settle into the new office so the blogging has fallen a little to the wayside. Sorry about that, Gentle Reader.

I promise that soon there will be pretty pictures of the girly office, silly blogs about ridiculous Victorian stuff, and funny discussions. Or at least as close as I can come to any of those three. There may even be a give away or two. Now that I have all books books unpacked for the first time (as opposed to stashed at the back of my closet and in tote bags under any available table) I realize I have way too many! (I also realize I have a goodly collection of tote bags, which is good since my county just went plastic/paper bag-free) In the meantime, I am keeping up with Facebook and Twitter. I know those platforms aren’t for everyone but right now it is easier for me to transmit bite size information than settle in for a long blog post.

And speaking of twitter, I was recently reminded that I ought to remind you that Curtsies & Conspiracies is up for pre-order on Amazon (if that’s your poison).


Your Moment of Parasol . . .
1853 July Mr.Punch with Ladies

Your Infusion of Cute . . .
iPhone Wallet Card Case

Your Tisane of Smart . . .
Minimergency Kit

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
The Opening Hook of a Book: Is It Important or Not?

Book News:
Fanboy Planet says, “Ms. Carriger’s books happen in Victorian England – but with a twist. Werewolves and vampires are part of society and everyone knows they are about. It doesn’t mean they are not dangerous, but this is Victorian England and there are rules to obey.”

Quote of the Day:
“A young lady says that a gentleman ought never to feel discouraged when the “momentous question” is negatived by the object of his choice, “for in life, as in grammar, we always decline before we conjugate.” And she ought to know.”
~ Godey’s Lady’s Book and Magazine August 1872


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