i'll start with the bad:
the Pale Immortal sequel has been moved from October 2007 to January 2008. I know it's only three additional months, but I was already concerned about readers having to wait until October for a sequel. The October date had always been tentative, but last I knew there was talk of moving the book to August or September. the weird thing about release dates is that i've never been informed when there's been a change. i always have to ask. it's probably because the dates are always shifting. the january date isn't locked in yet, so i could end up being bumped again.
the good news is that my new editor just finished reading the sequel and really likes it. in other good news -- I don't have much to do in the way of an edit. Add a couple of scenes and polish.