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I can't believe it's been almost two years since I've posted anything on LJ.

Sadly, while I seem incapable of this belief, the reality of the date of my last post is staring me in the face, and I must concede that the absence that feels slightly cobwebby and distant has been a long one.

In this time, I have done not perhaps as much of note as I would like; I survived book trauma and turned in the first volume (act surprised) of HOUSE WAR; I am almost finished the third volume of the series I am writing for Luna; I spoke to Stephe Pagel and apparently he still wants to publish the short story collection which was mentioned here so very long ago.

I am busy going through email which was also sadly neglected, and have once again polished my grovelling skills to a burnished, lovely hue. But I've been playing catch-up in a big way, and even in two years, everything about publishing seems to have shifted some. I've been musing on that.

My hermit-like existence is about to end in Austin, TX, although for lack of hotel space on Thursday, I'll be arriving Friday afternoon.

Oh, and I cannot remember how to make any LJ tags at all >.<. Tanya? Thomas gave me minor heck for failing to mention that the filming of the blood books is underway. I -did- point out that he could easily have read this for himself, but on the whole, think the blame for the lack of information probably resides on my shoulders.

And now, I'm off for a glut of LJ reading...

ETA: I love you guys -- thank you for the warm homecoming.

Comments

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julii_wolfe
Oct. 18th, 2006 02:06 am (UTC)
yay for livejournal entry.
like the icon.
Also, fangirl squee. Loved cast in courtlight!
next_bold_move
Oct. 18th, 2006 02:14 am (UTC)
Welcome back, Michelle.
magicnoire
Oct. 18th, 2006 02:15 am (UTC)
Welcome back to Livejournal. :)

And in case it wasn't clear from my email, I absolutely loved the Kaylin books.
lnhammer
Oct. 18th, 2006 02:19 am (UTC)
*waves*

When does House War come out?

---L.
burger_eater
Oct. 18th, 2006 02:25 am (UTC)
Welcome back! Your journal is what brought me to LJ for the first time, and I'm glad I stuck around. Thanks.
affinity8
Oct. 18th, 2006 02:43 am (UTC)
Welcome back!

I was at your kaffeeklatch at Worldcon in Boston (unless I'm very confused) and yours was one of the most helpful blogs around when I first joined LJ. I still send people to your entries on understanding a writing contract. Thanks for that and for coming back.
twiegand
Oct. 18th, 2006 02:48 am (UTC)
We missed you here. And I missed you the last time I was visiting. I'll have to get a Saturday when there isn't a signing to come and have a chance to actually visit with everyone.
almeda
Oct. 18th, 2006 02:51 am (UTC)
<lj user="msagara"> links to a person; <lj comm="news"> links to a community.

<lj-cut text="Click for more."> and </lj-cut> surround an lj-cut.

Yay, you're back! :-> No, you don't know me, I've just been a lurker who enjoyed your old stuff and looked forward to new.
domynoe
Oct. 18th, 2006 03:02 am (UTC)
WOOOOT! You's back! I've missed you! Welcome back! :D

*does a happy happy pom-pom dance complete with flips and fairy dust*
haniaw
Oct. 18th, 2006 03:07 am (UTC)
It's nice to see you back here again.
sartorias
Oct. 18th, 2006 03:12 am (UTC)
Huzzah! Very glad you've been doing good creative things!
kyranjaye
Oct. 18th, 2006 03:18 am (UTC)
She lives! Welcome back, hope to see more of you 'round these parts! :)
ciage
Oct. 18th, 2006 03:20 am (UTC)
I wasn't expecting any comment from your LJ at this point.

Hi, I'm a fairly new reader and a friend of mine on my FL introduced me to your Sunsword Series. Sadly, I've read little else at this point.
kristine_smith
Oct. 18th, 2006 03:26 am (UTC)
I wondered what happened to you. Figured it were The Busies.

Welcome back!
celledhor
Oct. 18th, 2006 03:31 am (UTC)
Austin?!? Friday?!?!?
Since last we spoke, I've moved to Austin. Where will you be if it's a speaking/reading visit? If it's a private one, nevermind.

Writing is good. More books are definitely good. And information on the industry is much appreciated.

Welcome back.
msagara
Oct. 18th, 2006 04:19 am (UTC)
Re: Austin?!? Friday?!?!?
It's the World Fantasy Convention, which starts Thursday -- but I'm a very late addition, so I don't think there will be much in the way of programming for me. I'll be there through Sunday, though; I think my plane gets in at 3:00 in the afternoon (which was the earliest I could get in that wasn't a Thursday).
celledhor
Oct. 18th, 2006 01:50 pm (UTC)
Re: Austin?!? Friday?!?!?
Thank you. I don't know that we'll be able to make it due to finances on our part (life of a grad student and all) but I appreciate the information. Enjoy yourself.

btw: user tags are *<* lj user="handle" *>*

*Remove asterix and spaces.

celledhor
vsherbie
Oct. 18th, 2006 02:24 pm (UTC)
Re: Austin?!? Friday?!?!?
Umm before you get on a plane... are you going to this World Fantasy Convention? They say it starts Nov. 2nd... still a Thursday, just not tomorrow.

If google has failed me,and this is totally the wrong one, then nevermind.

You would be welcome to hang out with celledhor and I, but you probably don't want to travel this far just to be stuck with people you've never met.
msagara
Oct. 18th, 2006 05:57 pm (UTC)
Re: Austin?!? Friday?!?!?
Yes, that World Fantasy Convention, which -does- start November 2nd. And yes, of course, not this Friday either >.<. On the other hand, I do know where my passport is, and my head is still attached to my shoulders...

I have habitually gone for the Friday and Saturday of WFC, leaving on Sunday. This year, I had intended to go for the Thursday as well, but the hotel was booked full on Thursday, so I took it as a sign, and will go for Friday onward.
vsherbie
Oct. 18th, 2006 06:03 pm (UTC)
Re: Austin?!? Friday?!?!?
good stuff... I guess I miss-interpreted

It would suck to have bought the wrong tickets, it would suck more to show up in a far off city on the wrong weekend. Glad you didn't do either.

Cheers!
msagara
Oct. 18th, 2006 06:26 pm (UTC)
Re: Austin?!? Friday?!?!?
No, technically you didn't misintpret -- I botched it . pointed out in the bookstore that when I said Tuscon, I actually meant Austin, and I had to rush back to my inbox to check that I had, in fact, ordered the tickets for Austin, which I was by that point only 90% certain I had done.

And, I might as well add that the passport is actually at the passport office, or should be, on the 26th; I hadn't realized until I booked the plane ticket that my passport had expired...
sdn
Jan. 20th, 2007 09:34 pm (UTC)
Re: Austin?!? Friday?!?!?
how did i manage not to see you at wfc? this is fucked up.
jonquil
Oct. 18th, 2006 03:36 am (UTC)
I am *very* pleased to hear that the third volume of your LUNA series is still on; I had been worried that it might have been one of the slash-ees.
mmarques
Oct. 18th, 2006 03:42 am (UTC)
OMG, welcome back! I missed your posts. But LJ can be a time-sink, so I don't begrudge your time away.
flameelf
Oct. 18th, 2006 03:44 am (UTC)
I for one am glad to see you back! I checked in every so often to see if I'd missed your posts and saw you were still dormant.

You STILL REMAIN one of the best bloggers out there talking about the pitfalls of publishing and what a writer goes through. I've saved oodles of your posts for my own future reference and I'm glad to see you're still around and working.

Nechtan :)
dsgood
Oct. 18th, 2006 03:52 am (UTC)
Welcome back.
celtic4
Oct. 18th, 2006 04:08 am (UTC)
Welcome back! You were missed. ^_^
msss
Oct. 18th, 2006 04:14 am (UTC)
Hi!
Much excitement on my part, given the rumours about the last Luna book being dropped (and also since I've just re-read the Sun Sword sequence, so news of House War Vol 1 is a delightful surprise).

Thanks for coming back to LJ!
janni
Oct. 18th, 2006 04:54 am (UTC)
Hey, welcome back! And glad we'll get to see each other at WFC.

Speaking of which, if you didn't mind a rollaway and three other roomies, we could offer crash space for Thursday night, if you wanted it ...
schulman
Oct. 18th, 2006 05:24 am (UTC)
Glad you're back!
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radiantfracture
Oct. 18th, 2006 05:57 am (UTC)
Hurrah! I thought you'd quit.

{rf}
_swallow
Oct. 18th, 2006 07:27 am (UTC)
Hello again! It's good to see you once more.
dansa
Oct. 18th, 2006 08:00 am (UTC)
Yaaaaaaaay, for updating. Thank you!
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dragonmyst
Oct. 18th, 2006 12:06 pm (UTC)
Welcome back! Has it really been two years??
braider
Oct. 18th, 2006 01:39 pm (UTC)
Welcome back.
sleigh
Oct. 18th, 2006 01:43 pm (UTC)
Hey, it's good to see you again -- especially since you weren't at the bookstore when we were in Toronto in May.
forodwaith
Oct. 18th, 2006 02:14 pm (UTC)
Welcome back! Glad to hear the Cast in... series is going strong. I just started the first one and am really enjoying it.
dancingwriter
Oct. 18th, 2006 02:20 pm (UTC)
It's nice to see you back! Hope you have a great time at WFC!
desayunoencama
Oct. 18th, 2006 03:08 pm (UTC)
It's nice to see you back, and have a great trip to World Fantasy!
uneide
Oct. 18th, 2006 04:06 pm (UTC)
Definitely rejoicing to see you back in LJ land. ^_^ Have a great time at the con! Hope some time you'll make it out to B.C.!
eackerman
Oct. 18th, 2006 04:14 pm (UTC)
I knew you'd show up eventually.[g] Welcome back!
wood_dragon
Oct. 18th, 2006 04:15 pm (UTC)
Welcome back! Glad to hear you'll be at WFC too.
parsleigh
Oct. 19th, 2006 01:24 am (UTC)
welcome back!
trektone
Oct. 19th, 2006 11:46 pm (UTC)
Welcome back to LJ from me, too!

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msagara
Oct. 23rd, 2006 03:28 am (UTC)
<3 yhlee

... although I seem to have spent 2 solid writing hours ensnarled in the inter-linked world of postfeminism and 3rd wave feminism that started with jonquil....

So more posting later, after I finish this chapter o.o
leilawinters
Oct. 23rd, 2006 05:26 am (UTC)
I am a big fan.

And I am so very excited for House War. I await the Avandar goodness. He is too wicked to be good. :3
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