Friday, May 20, 2011

Diana's Final Frenzy

Diana mentioned on Compuserve earlier this week that she's now in the Final Frenzy phase of LORD JOHN AND THE SCOTTISH PRISONER.

This is great news for us, as it means that SCOTTISH PRISONER is getting closer to completion! <g>

What does "Final Frenzy" mean?  Look here for Diana's explanation in her own words, from 2008:
Oh, that's just what I call the last two-thee months of work on a novel--it's where I know pretty much where/what all the pieces are--but still have 100,000 words to write. <g>   Knowing so much, though, I can pretty much work flat-out, without having to stop and wait for the brain to generate links and kick up ideas out of the compost; it's all _there_, and I'm just digging it out.
It sounds as though Diana is going to be very busy writing in the next few weeks.  Sending her lots of positive writing vibes and best wishes for the Final Frenzy!

Before you get too excited, though, please consider this:  Even after Diana finishes writing SCOTTISH PRISONER, it will still be a while before it's in print.  Diana posted a very long and detailed explanation of the steps in the publishing process on her old web site in 2008, and I thought it was worth mentioning again.  Look here, and scroll down to the update dated 28 September 2008.

In case you're wondering, no, we still don't have any information on an exact publication date for SCOTTISH PRISONER in the US.  If I find out any more specific information, I'll post it here.

1 comment:

Julia said...

Thanks for the update - hope it gets published sometime this year at least! :)