Less than 90 days to go!
Updated Countdown Clock
With less than 90 days left before the publication of AN ECHO IN THE BONE on September 22, I have updated my countdown clock with a new graphic and a more accurate counter. I was rather chagrined to discover that the counter I had been using was off by a whole day (oops!) I hope you like the new background image. <g>
Final Frenzy Update
Diana is EXTREMELY hard at work this week, as she's now in a stage of the Final Frenzy where she's hardly pausing in the writing long enough to eat or sleep (and she says she's not kidding about that!) I thought this comment of hers on Compuserve yesterday was interesting:
EVERYTHING about the book is now in my head, and a whole lot of it is on the page in fragmentary form (scenes, half-scenes, imagery lines, etc.). So now when I look at a page (or a section), it's like looking at a jigsaw puzzle with 20% of the pieces missing--I can see the picture, and I _know_ what's missing. Describing those missing pieces in clear prose is just craft, and pretty basic craft at that.I am frankly amazed that she takes the time to reply to comments and questions on Compuserve even during this incredibly busy time. Still, if you have a question for Diana that requires a detailed or thoughtful answer, you might be better off waiting until the book is done (soon, we hope!) before asking her.