Haven't done one of these for a while, and this morning, it seems to be a good way to get the creative juices flowing. Here's what's in the shop, what's making the rounds, and what's in the wings.
O-Taga-San: The line edits have come and gone. We'll see if further changes are needed, but I think we're good to go. I'll let you know when Drollerie gets that up.
Having received another positive rejection for Empress Dark, I've retired it for a while. Everyone laughs at it, and no one really wants it. Humor. Don't you believe them. Until you're a name, they really don't want it. George, back me up on this one.
The Winter the Troll Danced with Old Nick: Still with 4 agents, and there are still 2 to send it to when those are updated. Some interest in partials, but no takers. Back into the revision garage at some point in the future. Not too terribly disappointed. This is the way of it.
The Make-Over: A new market surfaced, so off it went. I'm not optimistic, because it's, you know, funny, but it's out there.
Mark Twain's Daughter: Confirmed with Tor.com that they still have it on its one year Tor-aversary, and that it's still under consideration. Which is a good thing. So we wait and hope.
Emperor Cat: In 2008, Yellow Cat and the Man appeared in a benefit for a local animal shelter. These folks asked me to submit again for their new charitable effort, so I am sending them Emperor Cat. Should have this shipped out by Monday, and we'll see if they use it.
The Substance of Shadows: Substantial revision. This will take a while. I'll be looking for readers, with luck, by the end of the summer.
The entire Klarion series has been outlined, with the exception of the last book. I've been updating the overall scheme as things shift when we write.
There's a short story that's a Lois Lane confessional kind of thing that has been springing to the forefront when I'm unguarded. I'll probably take a session and hammer it out. The bad news? It's funny. The good news? It's ironic, so maybe that will help.
And...I'd better get to actually molding some words. Writing time at the conference looks potentially sketchy.