The panel I’m most excited about at Salt Lake Comic Con this week is definitely “So I’ve Written a First Draft: Now What?” (Saturday 9/23, 7 PM in room 150G). I’m a weird sort of writer. Putting the first draft on paper is often like pulling teeth (even though once I actually start writing, the time flies by). However, cleaning up that brutal first draft is where my passion for my craft really shines — I guess that’s the editor in me.
Last year, as part of the blog tour for Steel Empires Book 2: Steel Magic, I wrote a post that covers the panel topic! So if you can’t be in Salt Lake City this weekend, head over to author Cara McKinnon’s blog to find “So You’ve Finished Your Novel: What Next?”
Hopefully the other panelists have some added words of wisdom to share from their experiences, which I’ll try to include in my con report when it goes up next week. Until then, we can have our own panel here! (Because being online is more entertaining than packing, which just pisses off my cats.) What do you do when you’ve finished your first draft?
On Wednesday morning, my husband and I are heading for both our first trip to Salt Lake City, Utah, and our very first giant comic con!
You can pick up my books from Shadow Mountain Publishing at booth 1807, or just hunt me down and buy a copy directly from me! (The perks of having the husband along to act as pack mule.) Drop me a line in the comments or poke at me on Twitter (@hannaedits) if you’re going to around and would like to meet up for a meal or drinks!
Here’s where you can find me while we’re there:
Friday, September 22
- 1:00 PM: Magic in Suburbia: Urban Fantasy in the 21st Century (255F)
Saturday, September 23
- 10:00 AM: Book signing! (Booth 1807, Shadow Mountain Publishing)
- 7:00 PM: So I’ve Written a First Draft: Now What? (150G)
The rest of the time, you can probably find me stalking the cool kids over at Geekshow Podcast! I’ll definitely be heading to their live taping at 50 West on Saturday evening after my last panel.
This weekend, I’ll be in Pittsburgh for Confluence 2017, celebrating all things SF and fantasy!
I’ll have copies of all three books in the Steel Empires series, including the newest one, Steel Blood, available for sale! Make sure you snag me before they’re gone.
Here’s where you’ll definitely be able to find me:
- 4 PM: Genre Blending Panel: SciFi, Fantasy, and More
- 6 PM: Superhero Movies Panel: Why hasn’t the bubble burst?
- 10 PM: Paranormals and the People Who Love Them Panel
- 1 PM: Book Signing
- 6 PM: Reading
- 9 PM: Broad Universe Rapid-Fire Reading
The rest of the weekend, I’ll be attending other panels and just hanging out with whoever would like to chat. I hope to see you there!
I’m starting to work on the final details for the celebration of Steel Empires Book 3 on July 19, so this is your last chance to be part of the party! Thank you very much to everyone who has signed up so far. I will start pulling together the final schedule and contacting everyone within the next day or so.
I am still looking for volunteers willing to host:
- Book spotlight
- Guest blog (topic to be mutually determined)
- Interview (your questions or mine)
Sign up here for the Steel Blood blog tour!
NOTE: I will only use your contact information for this blog tour, and I will not share it with any outside entities, such as my publisher.
Are you a book blogger and/or reviewer? Would you like to be part of a blog tour this summer to promote the next book in the Steel Empires series, Steel Blood?
Please use this Google form (no registration required) to submit your contact information, availability, and interest in the following:
- Spotlight (book and author info)
- Short excerpt
- Author interview (questions provided by me or you)
- Guest post (topic to be mutually determined)
I am also looking for book reviewers who are interested in receiving an advance electronic copy in exchange for an honest review, to be posted at your convenience sometime this summer.
I have my panel schedules for my next two events, Balticon and In Your Write Mind! You can check out the details here, along with my full schedule of upcoming events.
Come see me geek out about world-building, female characters, and genre blending. Or pick my brain about writing groups, editing issues, and life as a military dependent.
I might have also just found out that I will have advance copies of book 3, Steel Blood, at BOTH events. As if my charming personality wasn’t incentive enough to come hang out with me. 🙂
Where can you find me the next few months? I’ve updated my Events page with my confirmed events for the rest of 2017.
I’m always happy to attend conventions as a panelist, so if you know of any that might like to have me on programming, please let me know!