A long overdue Kickstarter update

I’m still dealing with my obligations to Carina Press for the Rebels of Adalonia trilogy, which means I haven’t been able to put attention to finishing up editing Bone Walker and prepping it for release. To wit: AUGH.
Meanwhile, Dara and I both have had medical crap to deal with, as many of you know–my medical crap from last fall, as well as Dara’s eye surgeries, plural. She’s got another one coming as well, since she developed cataracts after the last procedure, and that’s got to be dealt with. To wit: AUGH.
AND, as Dara’s been posting about a lot lately, she’s had to throw a LOT of time into renovation of one of the tenant spaces in MurkSouth. This has taken a huge amount of her time and our money, though now she’s finally finished with that, and if I may say so she’s worked magic in that kitchen. You can see before and after pics here.
BUT, we do finally have some progress to report! Even though I’ve been stymied on dealing with the book, Dara’s made some progress on getting the soundtrack done. She’s had significant progress on the instrumental sets–and we do also have some very, VERY exciting news.
We got Alexander James Adams.
Those of you in the Pacific Northwest fandom community, and hell, any of you who are into filk and SF/F-based or pagan-based music at all–you know who I’m talking about. He who stepped in to take up the mantle of song when Heather Alexander went off to Faerie. THAT Alexander James Adams. We are beyond delighted to have him joining us on this project, lending not only fiddle, but backup vocals and some drum work to various tracks.
And now Dara’s got a preview track to share with you all. It’s right over here!
This album is going to ROCK. :D

It has come to my attention that LJ actually FIXED something

Namely, Bandcamp embeds! So here, have a couple! (Does this also work on Dreamwidth? LET’S FIND OUT.)
Like “Manteau d’hiver” by Le Vent du Nord!
Tromper le temps by Le Vent du Nord
And “La déroutée” by Yves “Most Badass Accordion Player in Quebec” Lambert and his trio! A song which rattles me around every time I hear it. I LOVE the repeated chorus.
Le monde à Lambert (Yves Lambert & le Bébert orchestra) by La prûche libre
And last but MOST ASSUREDLY not least, Dara’s got some tasty previews up for the WE SWEAR TO ODIN IS ACTUALLY FORTHCOMING Bone Walker Soundtrack!
Bone Walker (Preview Tracks) by Crime and the Forces of Evil

Faerie Blood sequel underway

Out of the general hope of kicking my muse in the head until it starts producing work consistently for me again, I have decided as of this week to add Faerie Bones, the first planned sequel to Faerie Blood, to the list of works in progress.

And as of tonight, I have a couple hundred words in it. It will probably surprise no one reading this that the first line of Chapter 1 is “A HA ME BOYS A RIDDLE AYE DAY!” If you recognize that line, you’ll figure out pretty quickly where Christopher and Kendis are at the start of the chapter. If you don’t, go listen to “Lukey” by Great Big Sea, preferably the cut off their fine concert album Road Rage.

I don’t know how long it’ll take me to actually write this story, though. It has to stay pretty far down on the queue for the time being, just because Lament is under active editing and impending re-querying, and Queen of Souls is in its second draft. Plus, I need to get some serious outline notes going to figure out exactly what’s going on in this book.

But hey. This is a start.