February 14th, 2011

Julia - Fandom

Shayara

In very brief: I have sold Shayara to Drollerie Press as a six-book series.

!!!

So yeah. DUDE.

The longer version:

When I was sixteen and in the ICU, they would allow me nothing but a yellow legal pad and a pen. So, given nothing else to do, I created a world.

That world has been living in my head all this time. There are times I've been actively working on it, here on LJ and in comic and web-story form, and there are times when you haven't seen it at all, but it's always been there. And now I get to share it with you in the way many of you have been asking for all along.

The six books:

The main story arc is a trilogy. If you've been reading me for a while, you have a sense of what books one and two are like, but I've been keeping book three close to my chest. :)

Drollerie has also purchased all three supplemental novellas/novels - My Empire for Ashes, Jessa & Fenris's as-yet-unnamed story, and Mask and Marionette, which is the story of books one and two from the POV of my villains. So you get the whole trilogy, and also you get to explore stuff that led up to the events of the trilogy and stuff that's been happening simultaneously offscreen.

We are also talking soundtrack and jewelry. And Shayara.com will likely be an ARG, which is one of the things I wanted to do with it in the first place.

One of the hilarious things is that this wasn't even what I was talking about with my original liminal-space post! At that point, I knew I'd sold My Empire for Ashes, but the other five took me by surprise. :)

And... I love this. In so many ways. It feels right that Shayara should be the first book out of the gate; it lets me build up to Cicatrix!

So yes. Shayara, the series. Coming soon (don't know how soon yet) from Drollerie Press.

Man. I have got a lot of work to do. :)

Time to come home. :)
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Monday

Administration
Happy birthday to intelligentrix and LJless Jeff!

State of the 'Song
Um. State of the 'song is "sold six books."

Other than that! The steroid inhaler is working; I have slow steady progress. Tired right now because I woke at around 4.

Shayara
Let's just assume that I am in a constant state of SO THAT JUST HAPPENED. Also I have no idea what to do with myself! Or how to celebrate! When I sell a poem or short story I get ice cream. I don't know what to do for six books.

And this is why I pretty much disassembled and reassembled my office yesterday. Because it was messy and disorganized. Now it is a space I can work in, and has everything I need for Shayara at my fingertips. I have set my intentions.

Valentinr
*hugs y'all* I have warm fuzzies. :)

Link Soup
* sihaya09 needs help for her cat - consider commisioning custom work, or just buying from her Etsy shop!
* St. Valentine is one of the patron saints of epilepsy.
* Interesting guide to tattoos.

Daily Science
The Voynich manuscript has been carbon-dated.

Plans
Writing til noon, work from 1-5, peer supe from 6-8.

OH HAI.
Typewriter - tell me about it

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For those who still don't believe that I'm actually shy: my aversion to being the center of attention is such that I have told hardly anyone at work the book news. Because augh then everyone will be focused on me. *hides*