That said, I'm taking a vacation. We're packing up the van sometime around November 9th and driving down to the Magical Kingdom in Orlando (what better place for a fantasy writer to be?), and we'll return sometime around November 19. Hopefully between those two dates my lovely spouse and kids will get to remember what I look like, and perhaps even recall my name.
I'm taking my laptop, of course. My keyboard is going too; I have a special one because the keys on the laptop are horrible to type on. I just don't know for sure how much Internet access I'll have; last time I was at the resort we'll be staying in, access was spotty. Thus, my exciting announcement:
I'm not going to be blogging from 11/9-11/19.
No, really, it's exciting. No, I'm not gonna leave you high and dry. Instead, there's an awesome group of authors I've come to know and respect who've agreed to write guest posts while I'm away. If you've followed this blog for long, you've gotten a lot of how a fantasy writer crafts a book. There are other genres, though, and these authors publish in many of them. I've asked them to give you some idea about how they've become successful in their aisles, virtual or real, of the bookstores.
Meanwhile, I'll be enjoying the Florida sun (hopefully), a day on Harry Potter's island, and several days in the Magic Kingdom (the other Magic Kingdom, unrelated to Hogwart's).