So here I am back in Kota Kinabalu, recovering…I am scratching from monstrous itchy patches all over (reaction to sandfly bites I think).
And the trip was not without incident – Noramlyed a couple of times, if you count being somewhere off the coast of Sabah, poised between the Sulu and the Sulawesi Seas, with both boat engines not working on a rough day…
But I’ll keep that story for later. I shall be putting up photos of the trip in the days to come.
In the meantime:
Kitty tells me (bless you, Kitty) that the Orbit edition of book 1 of The Mirage Makers is now available in MPH in Kuala Lumpur – so go look for it. Buy it. It’s called Heart of the Mirage and you will find it in the Science Fiction and fantasy section of the larger MPH stores. If it is not there, they will get it in for you.
And here’s the progress for the new book (yes, I did some writing of Drouthlord while I was away):
168,232 / 180,000
6.5% left to do, or under 12,000 words. Actually, it could be even less, as I am hoping to come in under 180,000 – which would leave me some wriggle room for additional material in the rewrites.
I shall be looking for some serious beta readers by end of November.