How much do you revise your work between first draft and publication?

That depends. In the case of Dragon’s Kin, there were about three revisions. In the case of Dragonsblood, there were six revisions.

Which do you find to be the better route to selling your first novel, approaching publishers yourself or finding an agent?

I’m not your average writer. I have a family history in writing as you all know. That got me a lot of early exposure to the whole publishing industry. As such, my experience is definitely different than what the average starving writer will find.That said, here it is: I was …

If you do listen to music, what kinds? Does it ever get distracting? Have any of your books ended up with “Theme Songs?”

Well, I usually go for music I know very well. Often I go with instrumental music, particularly Tangerine Dream, sometimes Jean-Michel Jarre, and less often Fresh Aire (I find it’s easier to do drawings with Fresh Aire).Music with a great dynamic range (between soft and loud) is harder to use …