Unrepentant self-satisfaction

S Andrew Swann | March 20, 2008

A couple of woo-hoos: First off, Anne at Bantam has given the ok to the outline I submitted for Wolfbreed #2 (titles, I need titles.) which means that I can go ahead with it as soon as I get the next DAW book out of the way. Second off, we are retiring the Valentine’s Night [...]

Moving the Goalposts

S Andrew Swann | February 22, 2008

Blogging is taking a back seat to the new novel (30K+ yea me!) And yes, I bumped up the total wordage of Valentine’s Night, the spec novel I’m working on while waiting to hear back from Anne. Two reasons. I have trouble writing short, and I don’t feel I’m that close to the halfway point. [...]

We just keep rolling along

S Andrew Swann | February 18, 2008

Well my latest spec project is still rolling along quickly, quickly enough that if Anne continues being overworked at Bantam, I might get the whole thing done before I have to do any editorial revisions on Wolfbreed #1 (titles, I need titles). I started it a week and a half ago, and I have 23K [...]

Attack of the muse: redux

S Andrew Swann | February 10, 2008

So I finished and turned in the Prophets draft. My next project is Wolfbreed #2 (Still need titles for those) but I can’t really start until Anne at Bantam gets back to me, approving the outline for the next book. Since I didn’t want to jump into the next Apotheosis book and have to interrupt [...]

Butt Glut

S Andrew Swann | January 10, 2008

In a manifestation of what I noted in an earlier post; that if your romantic paranormal fantasy is filed on the romance shelf you get a hunk on the cover, on the fantasy shelf you get a babe on the cover in short: Fantasy: Romance: Now there’s a blog post on the Juno Books blog [...]

Now I feel all warm and fuzzy inside

S Andrew Swann | January 4, 2008

John Ottinger has had some nice things to say about Fellowship Fantastic, the latest anthology by Martin H. Greenberg and Kerrie Hughes. He also had some very nice things to say about this humble author’s contribution: The best stories in this anthology were [Donald J. Bingle’s] “The Quest” and “The Enigma of the Serbian Scientist”, [...]

Successfully Clawing My Way Up From the Bottom of the Midlist

S Andrew Swann | December 6, 2007

At least that’s how it’s looking. With help from my kick-ass agent, Eleanor, I’ve sold Wolfbreed and a subsequent novel to Anne Groell at Bantam/Spectra for an advance a bit more than three times what DAW was giving me. Contracts are being written as we speak, and by this time next month, I will be [...]

Stupid for Sale, 3 cents a word

S Andrew Swann | November 28, 2007

(Scalzi @ Whatever alerted me to this.) Note to aspiring writers: Don’t submit stuff to Dragon Magazine, just don’t. They are paying a whopping 3-6 cents a word for all rights. ALL RIGHTS. ALL!!!! This means you can’t re-sell it, you can’t put it on your website, podcast or whatever. You can’t translate it and [...]

Ok, I Think Everyone Needs to Get a Grip

S Andrew Swann | October 22, 2007

What the hell is going on here? J. K. Rowling makes an aside about the backstory of one of her characters– something that’s not mentioned, or even evident in the text of the book– and people start freaking out. Right now there are like 40+ comments on two separate posts on Whatever. There’s nearly 150 [...]

J. K. Rowling Throws the Slashfic Writers a Bone

S Andrew Swann | October 21, 2007

Well J. K. Rowling has confirmed that Dumbledore was gay, and you know something is very strange when the sexual preference of a fictional character is a major story on CNN. I’m just saying. . . I just hope things go well for the headmaster of Hogwarts. After all, we all know how badly things [...]