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04 April 2014 @ 05:43 pm
a brief radio silence  

For once I was actually prepared to post things and was thwarted by WordPress, for some reason, deciding not to let me in to my blog for two days. *shakes a tiny fist* :)

One of the things I was going to post was the next chapter of MAGIC & MANNERS, but because I couldn’t let people know here that it was going up, I didn’t, and now I feel that it’s past my appropriate window of opportunity, so the next chapter for Patreons will go up next week. :)

Another was that I’m writing a Regency romance so obviously I’m reading…science fiction. In fact, Ted actually commented on how I’d dropped the Regencies I was reading like they were a hot potato and had turned to something else, which is par for the course for me (I haven’t read any urban fantasy worth mentioning since about 2005, f’rex :)). Anyway, I’m re-reading Kim Stanley Robinson’s SCIENCE IN THE CAPITAL trilogy, which I’ve read at least twice, possibly thrice, before, and I seem to like it better every time I read it. Except for the part where it makes me feel like a failure as a human mammal because I can’t run more than half a block without dying. :)

And in more or less the last of “things I was going to post about”, the book is still not done. It has now gone more than 30% past projected length and is not yet done. Khaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan!

(In other news, I love my friends. A sudden passionate discussion about why Hank McCoy is incredibly sexy has just popped up on my Twitter feed. :))

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

irishkateirishkate on April 4th, 2014 09:09 pm (UTC)
Hank is wonderful. Always has been.

Apparently your book wants to please your agent..

Good luck..
ruford42 on April 5th, 2014 01:56 pm (UTC)
Heh, as an admin I've been tempted to shake a fist, and even a hammer or three at wordpress installs :) I imagine your TBR shelf is quite full, but if you're diving back into SciFi/UF -- I just finished a book I couldn't help but recommend: Helen Wecker's _The Golem and the Jinni_

It's well written, and it takes a fun spin on the UF -- Instead of dropping the reader, perhaps along with a single human antagonist into a world of the supernatural -- it takes the reverse approach and drops two or three supernatural creatures in the midst of NYC in the 1800 - 1900s and lets them figure out how to adapt to the human world.
kitmizkit on April 5th, 2014 06:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the recommendation!