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06 March 2007 @ 06:30 pm
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Well, I managed to stay offline until 3:30, anyway. :) Read a book--oh I *hate* that! About a third of the way through it, I started thinking, "Well, when are they going to bring the other character back in? They've got to do it fast if they're going to wrap it up by the end of the book..." About halfway through it, I realized that they were *not* going to wrap this up by the end of the book, and checked: the author apparently intends to write 8 books, and I thought it was a trilogy! Augh! Very frustrating!

Pretty good series, though: YA, called The Books of Pellinor, the first three books being THE GIFT, THE RIDDLE and THE CROW, and *hey*. Ok, they advertise themselves as a trilogy, so I feel less foolish now. (And, hrm, amazon.com suggests it's a quartet. Well, whatever it is, it's more than 3 books!) Anyway, they're your fairly typical Young Hero Discovers Unexpected Gift And World-Saving Destiny To Go With It kinds of stories, but the world is very well realized and the characters are engaging enough for me to be willing to read a very familiar story again. My only bitch is that the author does not appear to be putting on a persona herself, but is referring to the stories as translations of the ancient texts of Pellinor without making any pretense that this is old-earth history, or that she is someone from Pellinor, and I don't care for that. This is probably not the kind of thing that would bother most people. :)

And I wrote a couple hundred words, too, for the first time in forever. Yaaaay! I should go write more, although I probably won't, if you want to know so much. I have this irrational desire to get to 200 pages on the manuscript before I go back and slaughter it. I don't know why, because it'll probably end up being about 140 pages when I'm done, but still, I want to. :)

Blue Kit needs food badly!

Oh, but before I go find food, at least right now, COYOTE DREAMS is #5 on Amazon.co.uk's contemporary fantasy list of hot pre-releases. And Jim's WHITE KNIGHT is #1. :)

miles to Dunharrow: 156
ytd wordcount: 44,600
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Eveshkaeveshka on March 6th, 2007 06:38 pm (UTC)
*grins* I'm drooling on Coyote Dreams myself. :)
Pádraig Ó Méalóidslovobooks on March 6th, 2007 09:55 pm (UTC)
Well done on your ranking on Amazon. Why does the name Jim Butcher ring a bell, I'm wondering?
Brian: Bunny: Yay!logrusboy on March 7th, 2007 04:18 am (UTC)
Congrats on the ongoing notoriety! There's some decent competition there. Go you!
wyvernfriendwyvernfriend on March 7th, 2007 05:09 pm (UTC)
I love that picture of Kinsale just posted today on Kitsnaps. If I'm reading it right that's at lands end just beside a hotel, a hotel I stayed in a few years ago, it made me want ot go back.
kitmizkit on March 7th, 2007 06:29 pm (UTC)
That's exactly where it is! :)
Cyrano: No Goodcyranocyrano on March 7th, 2007 08:24 pm (UTC)
I don't know if you've heard anything about The Paranormals or not, but we're at the begging stage.

The Paranormals is a webcomic we've designed for the new Bonus website (beta.bonus.com), about middle school kids with strange secret powers fighting evil creatures, government conspiracies and homework. It's targetted at eight to thirteen year olds, but it seems to have geek crossover appeal.
There's a strategy card game that is a huge time suck and so I advise you to avoid it.
The nub of my gist is that if we can't generate enough traffic to convince advertisers to buy space then the project gets shut down. And then we never see the episode that I actually got creative credit on. Which would suck. (Plus Ellie would lose her job. Which would also suck.)
If you could spare the time to stop by and have a look and decide if you thought it was worth the pimping, I would appreciate it. If you're way too busy, then I will still be a big fan. (: