Alec Nevala-Lee

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Archive for November 11th, 2011

An ALL CAPS update

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After a relatively slow month on the writing front, things are about to get hectic again. Yesterday, I received a ten-page letter from my excellent editor at NAL, detailing his notes for City of Exiles. Despite the letter’s rather daunting length, he’s clearly very enthusiastic about the novel, and the comments themselves—which mostly involve clarifying or expanding upon existing material—are quite reasonable. At this point, I expect to have the next draft turned around in a couple of weeks, just in time for Thanksgiving and my upcoming trip to Hong Kong and China, although I may need to push myself a bit to get there.

In other news, since it always pays to advertise, I recently received a shipment of gorgeous knit caps with the logo for The Icon Thief, modeled here by my lovely wife. (She’s a good sport, even if she briefly compared herself, while we were taking this picture, to the poor guys on this site.) I’m not quite sure what to do with these hats, aside from handing them out to my in-laws, but here’s a start: the next three people to click the “Like” button on my Facebook author page will receive a free cap. They’re stylish and warm, perfect for winter, and I can only assume that they’d be a great conversation starter. (Especially if the conversation ends with a visit here.) Supplies are limited, so why not get yours now?

Update: All three caps have been claimed—and thanks so much to those who played along. But stay tuned for more giveaways soon!

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November 11, 2011 at 9:56 am

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Quote of the Day

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I’m not a millionaire but I’m very comfortable doing what I do, and I’m more productive now than I was in my mid-twenties. It’s all down to functionality eventually. If you’re functional it doesn’t matter if you’re mad.

Alan Moore, to the Guardian

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November 11, 2011 at 7:54 am

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