The One Month After Release Update

*I’m still without Internet and writing this from an absolutely terrible, slow connection generated from a mobile phone hotspot, so bear with me if I’m a bit rambly*

I missed the one month mark by a few days, but there’s been so much going on in the last few weeks that I didn’t even realize that it was the end of October. October! 2013, where did you go? I feel like I missed you.

Firstly, I wanted thank everyone who read or reviewed The Falconer. Whether you liked or disliked it, I’m so grateful that you took the time to give it a try and share your thoughts with fellow readers.  It’s such a strange feeling having this book out in the world after so many years of keeping it to myself, but having you guys read it has made the wait so worth it. So thank you, thank you.

Here are a few links of note for you curious readers:

I did an interview over on SFX that talk about some of the Scottish folklore that was inspiration for The Falconer, the manuscripts I have sitting in a drawer, and other bits and bobs:

Here’s an interview over on the Gollancz website, where I talk about the evolution of The Falconer’s manuscript drafts, and how the characters evolved, as well:

I did a guest post on YA Reads about the fae as a part of Edinburgh’s urban mythology (which also talks a bit about The Fairy Boy of Leith, a story that was the main inspiration for the novel):

During November, I’ll be hard at work trying to finish up The Falconer 2, which is my NaNoWriMo goal.  If I complete the 50k words by the end of the month, the novel should either be finished or very close to it. So I’m going to push myself a wee bit harder than that and attempt to complete the entire novel. So if you’d like to track my progress, you can follow me on Nano:

Or check on the wordcount widget: