It's been far too long since I last posted here. November seems to have been hopelessly busy. World Fantasy Con was very pleasant: it was peculiar to be at a convention without Phil, and while there were other British writers there (notably the wonderful Chaz Brenchley, who undertook to look after me), I didn't know as many people as I usually do. I managed to meet up with a number of LiveJournal friends, which was excellent.
I've now finished the first full draft of The Grass King's Concubine and am now working on the revisions. It's reading fairly well and I'm more pleased with it than I expected. Hopefully it should go off to the editor before the end of this month.
And then... lots of rain (which I like) leading to lots of damp cats climbing on me at all hours. I have a couple of short stories in the pipeline, one science fiction piece in the NewCon Press anthology The Bitten Word, due in March 2010, and one in a collection from The Write Fantastic, which should be out in May.
You can always find me on LiveJournal http://users.livejournal.com/la_marquise_de_/
And I'm now also on Facebook, under Kari Sperring, if you want to come and say hi.