I was just wondering how it was possible for any book this dark to have a narrative voice as breezy as does this one. And I realized.
My book is a Perky Goth.
It has pigtails and stompy boots and in its pocket, a razorblade. It smokes clove cigarettes and tries to look tough, and giggle during Darkwing Duck.
I love this book. It's like a high-school girlfriend.
Progress notes for 14 January 2007
New Words: 763
Total Words: 22622
Words for the Year: 20435
Deadline: Sometime in June or July, I'm guessing
Reason for stopping: quota
22,622 / 110,000
Stimulants: none yet
Exercise: there might be gym today
Songs mutilated: I did not get to play yesterday. Alas!
Mammalian assistance: none
mojave_wolf on Blood & Iron
volterra on Carnival
All right. Because I am a soopergenius, I managed to completely mess up the Romantic Times reviewer's choice list. I didn't realize there were a bunchamo categories and whole peoples I left off the congrats.
So. Here's the REAL list:
Science Fiction Novel:
The Android's Dream, John Scalzi (scalzifeed)
Carnival, Elizabeth Bear (matociquala)
Crystal Rain, Tobias Buckell (tobiasbuckell)
The Dead Letters, Tom Piccirilli
Sun of Suns, Karl Schroeder
Farthing, Jo Walton (papersky)
Dawn of Empire. Sam Barone
Sebastien, Anne Bishop
Armageddon's Children, Terry Brooks
Beguilement, Lois McMaster Bujold
His Majesty's Dragon, Naomi Novik (naominovik)
Eyes of Crow, Jeri Smith-Ready
Wolf Who Rules, Wen Spencer (wen_spencer)
Epic Fantasy Novel:
Kushiel's Scion, Jacqueline Carey
The Oracle's Queen, Lynn Flewelling (otterdance)
The Privilege of the Sword, Ellen Kushner (ellen_kushner)
Mistborn, Brandon Sanderson
Modern-Day Fantasy Novel:
Broken, Kelly Armstrong
Widdershins, Charles de Lint
A Fistful of Charms, Kim Harrison
Darkfever, Karen Marie Moning
Working for the Devil, Lilith Saintcrow (lilithsaintcrow)
Today's words Word don't know: pillowy, tempeh, dripper, shoulderblade, backflips, guesser,
Darling du Jour: "Don't be silly. No one can see the future." Whatever backflips Perceval's stomach was doing, Mallory ate with unperturbed determination. "I am a very good guesser, though."
Mean Things: poor necromancer. very little chance of getting laid until after the epidemic.
Tyop du Jour: she mad a pad and sat, no loner hungry
Jury-rigging: I thought of something cool as I was falling asleep last night, but by the time I had found a pen, I had forgotten it. WOE!
There's always one more quirk in the character: Mallory grew a personality, or possibly I managed to surgically implant one. It is apparently, "I Am Not Ben Kenobi And Also I Am Using You."
Other writing-related work: I did a phone interview for a Baen's-Universe related podcast. And recorded this other podcast thingy. And the thing for Scalzi. *makes mooscles*
Books in progress: Phyllis Ann Karr, The Arthurian Companion; Susan Perabo, Explaining Death to the Dog
The glamour!: I did the laauuuuuuundry. And folded it, too.