Tag: The State and Revolution

Eleven days and counting to Light Magic

Until the release of Light Magic.

These last few days before a release are always nerve-wracking. I stress over making sure all the last minute details are taken care of. I worry about how the book will be received. In other words, I worry. Most authors do. After all, release date is like sending our baby out into the world for the first time. So bear with me as I natter and ramble and sit in the corner, sucking my thumb. Light Magic will go out on time even if it kills me.

Seriously, things are rocking and rolling toward the 6th. I’m excited about this book and hope you guys love it as much as I do. I’ve also started working on the next Honor and Duty novel. Of course, the characters from the Nocturnal Lives series have started reminding me that they still have stories to tell and won’t I PLEASE write them next?

In case you missed it, my latest post in the series on Lenin’s “The State and Revolution” is up on According to Hoyt. Continue reading

On history, politics and current day

As you know, for the last couple of months, I’ve been doing a series of posts over at According to Hoyt. The first series was a review of Hillary Clinton’s book, What Happened,. Today started a new series based on Vladimir Lenin’s The State and Revolution (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics). Unlike the previous series where I could employ full snark, this series is going to be a bit more serious. The very subject matter requires it. It also isn’t going to be a straight review. As I sat down to write today’s post, something dawned on me. The reason I felt it so important to re-read TSAR (and yes, I recognize the irony of the acronym) is because I’m seeing many of Lenin’s arguments becoming prominent in our political debates today. That means this new series will be part review and part drawing comparisons with today’s political climate and candidates.

So that’s what I’m up to over at ATH. This series will continue for another three or four weeks.

As for my writing, it’s rolling along. Yesterday was a bit of a wash due to real life — remember, I said as soon as I had a publication date, life would reach up to swat me. It did but the problem was handled and it is back to work today.

Which probably means I need to get off the blogs and get to work. Until later!

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