WFC in the Hizzouse!

I am returned from World Fantasy.

Damn.

I have a lot to say about this and I will say it, but one of the
upshots of going is that the sheer amount of work before me is the
approximate size and mass of Sputnik. Let me just say that I was
lukewarm about attending, but am so glad
I went. This community is really something else. For the first time I
felt like a real author, and it was just the way you think it will be
when sitting pretty at the big press table is just as much of a pipe dream as
being an astronaut.

I’m holding back the full report because I really want to launch the new blog with it, so give me a few days with and I’ll dish.

On the practical side, it looks like the fairy tales are coming out in fall of 2006
rather than 2007, so it’s time to gird the loins and sally forth.
Everybody ready? Everybody excited? Good–see you at pretty much every
con next year. I’m going to try very hard to revel in the part before
the world decides whether or not to love these books–the part where I
can believe without reservation that it will.

On the other hand, I’ll be referring to it as “the fairy tales” for a
little while longer, because my shiny new Bantam editor–who is just
the most lovely woman ever, and I must have sacrificed that goat pretty
expertly to have gotten such a gem of an editor–says the title has to
go. I am pleased with this, because The Daughters’ Tales
was always a working title and frankly, it sucks. Will let you know
once there is a firm title, and suggestions from those happy few who
have read the first half of the series are welcome.

I have the greatest job in the world.

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