The Unwelcome Warlock: Progress Report Forty-Seven

Things are not moving as quickly as I would like.

The trade edition of The Unwelcome Warlock is now scheduled for April 2012. The e-book should be out somewhat sooner.

The advance edition for donors — well, I don’t have a date (it won’t be in October), but it should be well before April. I’m sorry it’s taking so long. Wildside’s move to a new office seems to have thrown their entire schedule back about two to three months.

In other Ethshar news, Tales of Ethshar is under contract but not scheduled. Wildside and I have a verbal agreement for Ithanalin’s Restoration, but no contract as yet. And while I still have no definite plans for another serial, I was doing some plotting work on The Sorcerer’s Widow earlier today. (Azraya of Ethshar and Ishta’s Playmate are also candidates for serialization, if I decide I don’t want to do Widow next.)

Incidentally, my post office box is going away next month — it’s gotten so little use over the past year that I can’t justify the annual fee anymore. I’ll be making other arrangements for streetmail.

I’ll try to keep you posted on any developments.

The Unwelcome Warlock: Progress Report Forty-Six

The astute donor will have noticed that the Wildside first paper edition of The Unwelcome Warlock did not ship in September. I’m afraid I don’t know when it will ship — Wildside moved offices recently, which disrupted their schedule much more than they had anticipated, so last I heard, a couple of weeks ago, they didn’t have cover art ready and the novel hadn’t been typeset. We’re still hoping for October, but I can’t guarantee it’ll happen.

I’ll keep you posted. Newsletter subscribers will generally get the news first, but I’ll post anything important here as well.

In other Ethshar news, Tales of Ethshar, collecting all the short Ethshar stories, is complete and under contract to Wildside, but not yet scheduled. Wildside is also planning a new edition of Ithanalin’s Restoration, including an ebook version — we have a verbal agreement, no contracts yet.

I do not have any new serials or other new Ethshar stories in the works at this time.