Post-Easter and Other News

So, Eastercon’s come and gone.  As things turned out, instead of the detectives panel (which I do know something about), I ended up on a panel about faeries (which I really don’t). Still, I did my best, and hopefully didn’t embarrass myself too much.

Other than the panel, one of the two main highlights was the Kaffeeklatsch.  I was worried that no-one was going to show up, so it was very nice to have a full table of people.  Thanks to all of you who signed up and came along;  I had a very enjoyable hour and I loved talking to all of you!

The other big highlight for me was getting to meet Jim Butcher.  It’s the weirdest feeling to finally get to meet someone whose books you’ve been reading for years and years.  Jim was both immensely friendly and very nice, especially given how busy he was (he was the Guest of Honour and being shuttled around from one event to another, but still found the time to chat).

Other than that, I’m still working away on Alex Verus #7 – it’s still progressing, if slower than I’d like, and it’s definitely going to be significantly longer than the previous books.  Current word count is heading towards 100,000, and I suspect it’ll be over that by the time it finishes.  Don’t know exactly when that’ll be, but I hope it’ll be soon.

Well, back to work.  Just a little bit more . . .

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