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    and I really don't know the answers yet. That's a big part of my reason for asking. I'm trying to be careful and to do things that will build a career over the long term that make me happy as well as keeping me from starving. And part of that is finding my pacing. When I took the contract for WebMage I asked my editor to give me a year for the second book for that very reason. It mostly got written in the middle six months of that, and I was certain going in that I could manage it in six months, but I wanted to give myself room to breathe in case I was wrong.

    The last year has been very interesting in terms of the writing life. I've got some good mentors, so I've always known intellectually that selling the first book meant same game bigger stakes, just like selling the first short was, but it's been instructive to experience it.

    Kelly McCullough - WebMage available from ACE books (Penguin) August 06

    by KMc on Mon Aug 07, 2006 at 03:56:42 PM PDT

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