Saturday, October 25, 2008

The Sacred Scars manuscript, a hundred and seventy pages longer than Skin Hunger, is off to the copyeditor. I will see it twice more as the editorial process continues, and will change a few things, because I can never read anything I have written without revising--but the book is almost finished and will be released Fall 2009. I feel like I have just gotten back from a long, harrowing trip, a twenty hour flight, amazed to be alive. I have no idea what to do with myself.

The artists who worked on Skin Hunger have provided art for Scared Scars. Cover art copyright David Ho (Thanks David!)Interior art, Sheila Rayyan (Thank you, Sheila

Thursday, October 02, 2008

final revisions, sequestering, thanks

This is the Paris Ministry of Culture. The facade is like lace-- rigid, metal, architectural, lace. In a shifted form, it made the transition from reality to fiction recently.

click to enlarge, to see the pattern...

The Sacred Scars final revision began at 6am this morning. A thousand thanks to everyone who has written to me about Skin Hunger. Encouragment: literally, "the act of transmitting courage" is something most writers need now and then....

And now, into the cliffs...I will be there awhile.