Alec Nevala-Lee

Thoughts on art, creativity, and the writing life.

My other little project

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On December 4, City of Exiles, my second novel, will hit store shelves. The following week, my wife and I are scheduled to deliver our first baby. In some ways, the timing is perfect, since our due date falls at a point when I was already planning to take a natural break from writing—assuming, of course, that this baby comes on schedule. All the same, the prospect of balancing a newborn with my already hectic writing life promises to be one of the greatest challenges I’ve ever faced, and I’m not entirely sure how it will look. Still, I couldn’t be more excited, and look forward to sharing some of this journey with you over the coming months, as well as introducing you further to the little person I think of as Ponyo. (In the meantime, Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians, has expressed his thoughts on writing and fatherhood better than I ever could.)

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September 21, 2012 at 12:04 pm

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    September 21, 2012 at 1:16 pm

  2. Congratulations, Alec, that’s wonderful news.

    Jamie Todd Rubin

    September 21, 2012 at 2:18 pm

  3. Congratulations, Alec. We didn’t time ours quite as well — she arrived (two weeks early — don’t plan on the due date!) three months before my first-draft deadline. Not recommended, but it worked out — as it will for you too!

    Eric Simons (@ericsimons)

    September 21, 2012 at 11:12 pm

  4. All babies come in their own sweet time and so will yours. Congrat to dragon dad and mom!!


    September 22, 2012 at 7:36 am

  5. Congratulations!

    Kent M. Beeson

    September 22, 2012 at 1:41 pm

  6. Congratulations! You’re going to have a very exciting December :)


    September 23, 2012 at 4:21 am

  7. Such exciting news! What a year for you.

    Frances Archer

    September 25, 2012 at 5:26 pm

  8. Thanks, everyone!


    September 26, 2012 at 9:03 pm

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