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First, starred PW review! of THE SEA IS OURS: !!!!!!.

Second, I am on this SWF panel.
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DRAGON PHYSICIAN, a #YA with racing dragons & gender issues: @Patreon http://www.patreon.com/jolantru&ty=2 #WeNeedDiverseBooks #AsianFantasy
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The Singapore Writers’ Festival list is out:

Speaker, second book of the Rider trilogy, is going to be launched on Thursday, 7th November at the Binary Pavilion, Singapore Management University, from 7 to 9pm.
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This week: I might start work, my approval pending. We have a Council For Private Education, a government agency that oversees all the private institutions.

This week: SPORE-Con and AFCC. I am giving AFCC a miss this year as the topics are the same. I don't find it encouraging and indeed, a good space for YA/MG authors to grow. I am looking forward to SPORE-Con, a gaming convention. We now have a popular culture/SFF track.

This week: Soldiering on.

Writery: Basics Of Flight: YA steampunk novella - released as ebook and 99cents only.
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Diana Wynne Jones has passed.

Earlier, it was Elizabeth Taylor.

Both great women in their own way.

***

A week more before my book release. I have to admit, it's all so nerve-wracking. I feel.. I don't know what/how I feel. Only a gnawing fear/terror/joy/anxiety.

Great. Now I am tearing up. I feel so alone. I look at other authors and see their vocal fans. I just want to hide under the covers and fade into nothing. Maybe because I am a nothing in a big angry sea of somethings and Big Things. My YA fiction is such a failure. I am not sure about my Urban Fantasy...

There. Working out my anxiety...

***

So, how's everybody?
jolantru: (sing to the dawn)
I sit here, staring at the computer, wondering what to write. My bronchitis (boo, hiss!) came back and I have spent a couple of uncomfortable days and nights coughing my lungs out. Hot soups are an immense boon/help/salve.

I have started writing again. A new short and polishing old ones for eventual submission. Did a list of 2011 writery things - and I am stunned to see that the year is packed. Packed, I tell you...

So, what have I done this year?

Started work after half a year of looking after Dot. Went back to teaching, didn't work out and got a job as a writer at an educational company. Job unfortunately didn't work out as well, but it was a blessing in disguise.

Realized that I could work under pressure. Writing children's books is something challenging for me, since I am already writing YA fiction. Writing in different voices is definitely good training for writers.

Still working on my own inner issues, especially my self-esteem.

Writery-wise:
Rider, a YA science-fiction story is still in progress. I aim to complete it in 2011. I love this story!

To look forward in 2011:
"Apex Book Of World SF II" will be out in 2nd February 2011. My story "The Sound Of Breaking Glass" is in it.
"Wolf At The Door", my urban fantasy novel, will be out - 4th April 2011.
A short in an anthology by Drollerie Press.
The Singapore Sampler of SFF - the theme: Hybrid.
Print edition of "Oysters, Pearl and Magic" .
More submissions - hopefully to pro-level magazines.
Submission of book two of my urban fantasy series.

I will probably sit down and do a proper Watchnight vigil.

Have a good NYE!

"Rider"...

Nov. 19th, 2010 10:18 pm
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continued.... I will be posting snippets during the last legs of Nanowrimo. ;)
jolantru: (dragon)
This excerpt follows straight after the bit where I had previously left off...:

here
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I am pleasantly surprised that "Rider" has ... reviews!:

here.

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