My writing schedule has always been full (some might say overloaded). Same for my travel and promotion schedule. I’m currently writing a 1000-page novel manuscript for The Dark Between the Stars, editing Mentats of Dune, and plotting my next three Dan Shamble, Zombie PI novels, as well as a couple of short stories I’ve promised to do. I had three novels released in September. In 2012 I took 21 business trips, many of them cons, and I did an 8-city book tour for Sisterhood of Dune. Next year will be much the same.
My attempts to clone myself have failed, as have my experiments to develop a temporal inverter that will add more hours to the day. And so, after much consideration, I’ve had to take extreme measures.
Sadly, I can no longer read and critique manuscripts sent to me by aspiring writers, nor can I review advance copies of novels for possible cover blurbs. And I respectfully have to decline contributing short stories for anthologies.
Thanks for understanding. Time to focus on the novel writing.