Some odds and ends for today:
- Nine Worlds was fun! Did a panel, signed quite a few books, had some entertaining conversations with readers, saw a couple of really cool cosplays, and got to practice my fencing.
- Hidden’s release date is drawing closer – only two and a half weeks to go now until it comes out on 2nd September in the UK and US. The author copies were delivered this week and now my room’s filled with UK (green) and US (red) Alex Verus books.
- On Wednesday, Orbit (my UK publisher) held their 40th birthday party, which I was invited along to. It coincided with Worldcon, meaning that loads of authors were in town who might otherwise not have been. These conventions and parties are pretty much the only time I ever meet other people in my business – it’s nice to get to talk shop!
- And finally, I’ve started at last to get some solid ideas for what I’m going to be doing for Alex Verus #7. It’s still a long way off being started, but it’s a lot closer than it was a week ago and I’m looking forward to getting going on it.
Meanwhile there are the Alex Verus #6 edits, Hidden publicity thingies . . . business as usual, really. Holiday month’s over, time to get back to work!