Trudi Canavan

bestselling author of The Black Magician Trilogy

Plans for 2011

I’ve noticed that a few other authors are posting about their plans for 2011 and I thought ‘I can do that!’. So here’s what I should/hope to be doing:

Authory Stuff:
Writing The Traitor Queen, book three of the Traitor Spy Trilogy (sequel to the Black Magician Trilogy for those who are new to my books)
Going on tour in the UK, Ireland, France, Germany and Poland (to coincide with The Rogue going on sale on the 5th May)
Finishing, polishing and editing The Traitor Queen
Bringing together ideas, writing a proposal for and selling the next series
Writing more short stories

Non-authory Stuff:
Honing my drawing/painting skills
Continuing making things and learning new skills
Reading more (or listen to audio books when my back is too stuffed for reading)
Walking more
Spending less time sitting at the computer making my back worse

Hmm. In general 2011 is going to be mostly about work and writing. I must try to squeeze in a few breaks here and there, but that’s never easy when there are deadlines and publicity work to tackle!

28 Responses »

  1. Poland! Yes :D!!! but Warsaw? I arrive!

  2. What a great week my birthday week is this year! Not only does book two in the Traitor Spy Trilogy come out – I do love how you keep so true to your stories and characters and develop them so wholly. But, my daughter gets married two days later. And, the following day I have my 40th birthday (which is also Mother’s Day in the US) surrounded by my kids and step-kids and step-grandkids. I can’t think of a more wonderful week to look forward to.

    Thank you so much for the hard work you put into your writing. You are one of the few authors (along with Patricia Briggs and Robin Hobb) that I enjoy so much and look so forward to reading that I literally put release dates on my calendar.

    Enjoy your travels and enjoy your learning and growing. Isn’t it what makes life so very worth living?


  3. Great to hear that you intend to visit germany! Until now I never found someone interesting enough (link singers, actors etc.) to actually meet them in person. But you would be worth it. I hope I will have the time to come to the city you choose.
    I hope you can keep on writing for some more years. I like your style, I like your worlds, and every character. I cried at the end of The High Lord, because I thought that this beautiful world can’t end right here. Thanks for giving us the Prequel and the Sequels. I’ve read all your other books too so far and I’m really excited to read your next one. Can’t wait to buy it!

  4. Imaginales in Epinal, France!!!!!!! It is the BEST! Great site right on a river, amazing food, and wonderful, wonderful readers! And the Magic Mirror pavilion where they do interviews and panels is an amazing venue. It’s going to be a blast!

    So pleased to know I will see you there!


  5. Wow. I am EXCITED now. I just hope you’re in the UK some day I can get there (which makes me thankful the UK is such a small country. I can get almost anywhere pretty quickly :D).

    AND it’s 100 days today until The Rogue is published.

  6. Yeah!!! come to London, we love you here

  7. Yes!Ireland!Which city will u visit??I hope I will be able to see you:DYour books are amazing!

  8. I wish you would be determined in fulfiling your resolutions and everything what you’ve planned would come true ๐Ÿ˜‰ I must admit that some of mine resolutions are the same like yours from non-authory stuff. I also have to look after my back, and I want to read and walk more, especially that second one ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I am delighted of your coming to Poland ๐Ÿ™‚ I really do hope that I will be able to see you.. Would you mind telling me what city are you planning to visit? Unless you have known yet, answer later, please.
    Obstinacy in writing The Traitor Queen!

  9. Please come to Johannesburg, South Africa at some point in the future on another tour! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Hey, I’m so happy to read that you’ll visit Germany. Please tell us soon where we can see you! I hope you’ll visit Cologne, it’s a beautiful very old city ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I really love to read all your books and short stories! I can’t wait for more ๐Ÿ˜€

    lovely greetings from Cologne, Germany

  11. YAY At the UK ;’D
    Where abouts are you coming? Please come to blackpool :’D

  12. yay for coming to Germany! I hope I get the chance to meet you =) It would be awesome if you’d visit somewhere in Baden-Wรผrttemberg.
    I just finished reading “The Ambassadors’ Mission” last night and can’t wait for “The Rogue”. I loved all of your books thus far, and I read all of them, of course.

  13. Happy new year ! I’m so glad you’r coming in France ! I discovered your books 15 days ago and now i can’t stop reading all of it ! thank you very much and .. see you soon !

  14. Come to Krakรณw ( in Poland ๐Ÿ˜€ ) beautiful town w8 for you ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Poland, Poland! I hope i can meet you in Krakow!

  16. So many Polish people commenting your entries. That’s only indicates that you are well-known in Poland. You will be greeted very nicely ๐Ÿ™‚
    I hope I can meet you here ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Oh my god, YAY, you’re coming to Germany ?! Now HERE’S exciting news. Which cities are you going to visit?

  18. Yeah!!! I’m so happy that you’re going to visit Poland (I hope it will be Warsaw). I can’t wait for you and for The Rogue of course ๐Ÿ™‚ I discovered your books in June 2010 and since then I read all of them ๐Ÿ™‚ Best wishes from Poland!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  19. Yes, yes, yes! You must come to Poland! Can’t wait! ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Great plans . I know you can do that . In my opinion when writer done his/her story can do everything .
    Good luck and the greatest ideas for books!

  21. Good luck and happy New Year! See you in Poland. ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Oh, you are coming to Poland ๐Ÿ™‚ Nice to hear that. I am new to your writing but I am already a fan so I am waiting eagerly ^^

  23. OH MY GOD!!!!! You’re coming to Ireland! Brilliant! Does your UK tour include going to Belfast? I hope it does…if not I’ll have to go where ever you’ll be down south…sorry I’m so excited! For the first time ever someone cool is coming to Ireland!

  24. Poland! I’m so glad but please come to Warsaw ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Great news that you will be heading to the UK, just hope it is somewhere near to my location.

    Im looking forward to the Rogue.

    Keep up the great work.


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      after fighting with a way of contacting i chose this post to message as its the most apporiate. (really do appologise for my spelling)
      i am messaging in hope to convince you to visit waterstones in preston, lancashire. i have never felt the need to meet someone before, i’ve never even been to a music gig because i cant think of anyone i want to pay money to see, but i would be interested in meeting you.
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      thanks for reading this message.

  26. When are you coming to Germany? And which cities are you visting?

  27. yeah! Poland, Poland! I’m so glad. I hope my mother will allow me to go to Warsaw (or wherever you are going to come).
    Happy New Year ๐Ÿ™‚