Just heard from my editor that he is happy with Ketha’s Daughter, with the exception of a few minor formatting issues. So it looks as though we are on track to get the book out on April 21st, as planned.

He said he liked it more than Heart of Hythea, which makes me pretty happy. But then he said that he expects the next two to be even better, argh! Pressure…

I am quite sure that book 3, Birth of the Dawnmaid, is as good as the first two, but Beyond the Gyre… Well I just don’t know. But fortunately I still have plenty of time to fix it. I think objectivity might be an issue at this point.

If I work really hard over the weekend I should be finished with all the editing. Then I can go on vacation and leave my lap top behind. Yaya!

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I just added a widget to my sidebar, that links to a site showing the phases of the moon. I wanted the fancier one that included a little bit of flash programming, which would show the moon’s phase on my site, but WordPress apparently doesn’t support that.

The moon is important in Heart of Hythea. One of the main characters, Lalluna, is a moon-goddess. I took her name from the Basque word for moon. She is all the things I imagine the moon would be- serene, beautiful, distant and somewhat weak. The main character, Katkin, becomes her faithful vessel, a relationship that lasts throughout all four books. (more…)