I know it's been a while since I wrote a post. Every blogger says this. I don't really consider myself a blogger. I write sci fi. This is just an infodump so you know what's going on. : )
First off: I have a novelette called The Grove coming out in January in an anthology called Alien Chronicles (this will be part 3 of The Future Chronicles). I just checked and the pre-order isn't up yet. But the cover is beautiful and I'm told it goes up for sale on January 9, so stay tuned.
What is a novelette, you ask?
It's a Hugo and Nebula award category. Most people don't know what they are, so don't fret about it. You could call it a really long short story or a really short novella. I think the categories are important, though some writers profess that they aren't.
The audio book of Fluency produced by Susanna Burney and Marcia at SicSound is doing quite well. It is available in the iTunes store, Audible, and Amazon. I think Susanna's voice is simply amazing. Her vocal characterization is subtle but lovely. I'm very pleased with how it turned out. I hope you are too.
The most exciting thing to happen in my writing life recently is twofold. First, I met and employed my first intensive line/developmental editor, Alex Russell, also known as the Typo Hammer.
The original edition of Fluency was extensively revised and proofread, but nothing beats having someone scrutinize every sentence and fact for grammar, accuracy and clarity. Alex did just that. The end result is a subtle but marked improvement for the reader.
Jennifer Foehner Wells
I'm an author of the Space Opera variety.