I’m back and blogging! And really couldn’t be happier. I was on blogging withdrawl meds there for a while.
But I put my blog-cation to good use: I finished the edits on Byrne Risk (my middle grade science fiction novel) and have flung it out into the querying world.
*deep breaths* *deep breaths*
This is the Chinese character for Tao, or The Way, a concept that figures prominently in the Mandarin-dominated culture-of-the-future in Byrne Risk, where a thirteen-year-old girl tries to save her clone caretaker from the Peace Police.
Pondering the Tao of the Publishing also helps to calm my querying nerves, but mostly I just like the way the character looks.
The amazingly talented K.M. Criddle, who visited Ink Spells during Art Appreciation Week, drew this picture of a murinda for me. Murinda are the small genetically engineered pets that Kate (the protagonist in Byrne Risk) uses for her cloning experiments.
Could he be any more cute?
Thank you, Marie!
I’ll just gaze at this critter while I obsessively check the email box, I mean, move on to writing my other books.
p.s. I’ve joined a team blog called The Scribbler’s Cove, filled with pirates, professional liars, and awesome. I’ll be posting over there when the whim strikes me, for example today, where I further ponder the Tao of Publishing.