It’s time, once again, for me to put myself on an internet blackout – or at least an internet diet – as I rumble toward some very intimidating deadlines. So you may see a little less of me bouncing around on Twitter this summer outside of scheduled events and news annoucements.
Here’s what the next few months look like for me, and why I need the extra head space:
1) July 1st: 12 essays due to my editor at Tor Books for The Geek Feminist Revolution (out in May or June 2016!)
2) July (sometime): I’ve also promised Patreon backers a short story soon-ish, ha ha cause I’m a nut.
3) July 30th-August 2: Gencon! I will be on like 9 panels.
4) July 31: Article on War in SF due for Cambridge collection
5) August 15-29: I’ll be in Portland, OR to visit family, then Spokane, WA for Sasquan, then Bend, OR for some relocation scouting
6) September 1st: mass market paperback version of THE MIRROR EMPIRE comes out
7) September 28 to October 30th: Big Blog Tour for EMPIRE ASCENDANT begins
8) October 1st: THE STARS ARE LEGION is due to my editor at Saga Press
10) November 1st: I start writing THE BROKEN HEAVENS, the final book in the Worldbreaker Saga for Angry Robot Books.
11) November: I also start planning con schedule/promo tours for next year’s THREE book releases (Geek Feminist Revolution, mass market edition of EMPIRE ASCENDANT, and THE STARS ARE LEGION). Also, a novella proposal.
To sum up, folks, I am running at Peak Hurley here, and will be remain on Peak Hurley until November 1st. Remember that I’m still hauling around a day job on top of all this, which is insanity in the extreme, I know, but if you want the things I want you need to ensure your financial stability. So, tra-la.
What this means is that I need to prioritize the work here this summer. Expect to see a lot less of me online for a few months. This is actually great because when I come roaring back in September it will be a sneak attack like a shark.
And sharks are super-great.
Super great sharks.
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Stay cool, folks. I’ll hopefully see some of you at Sasquan and Gencon this year. If I appear to be wandering around in a semi-panicked haze, you’ll understand why.