Hopefully finishing…

Hopefully finishing revisions on The Stars Change this morning, and sending it off to Cecilia. It's a bit nerve-wracking, I have to tell you, finishing a book. I always have this impulse to hang on to it just a little bit longer. Let me change one more little thing -- or rewrite it completely. But on the other hand, I love these characters, and I'm looking forward to sharing them with the world. Maybe it's time to let go.

"He could understand that, the homesickness. Sometimes Gaurav missed his parent-clutch's den fiercely, and the poor efforts he'd made towards reproducing the cave in his standard-issue apartment were revealed for the meager illusion they were. A few grey sheets tacked onto the walls, some red heat lamps, were no substitute for the real thing. Not without the warmth of a body beside you at least, warming your nest. Sometimes, in the darkest nights, Gaurav dragged extra sheets into his bed, molded them into the semblance of a figure, just to have something to hold on to."

Besides, if I never publish the book, y'all won't get to see all of Jack's pretty pictures...

2 thoughts on “Hopefully finishing…”

  1. Besides, if I never publish the book, y’all won’t get to see all of Jack’s pretty pictures…

    And, even more importantly, we won’t get to read all your wonderful stories. From what I can tell, this book’s only flaw will be that it is so short.

  2. Mary Anne Mohanraj

    Well, if people like it, then perhaps Tor or Baen will want to buy the companion novel I’d like to write… 🙂

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