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March 2017



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Spectra sent me two advance copies of Carnival

...and apparently somebody swiped them from the lobby. Charming; I suspect one of my new neighbors is to blame, as there are reports of some other things going missing recently.

Anyway, I'll get the contract copies soon enough. But. That does mean Carnival is real; it exists; and will be in stores soon. The official release date it Nov. 28th, but things do tend to turn up early. So, yanno, it can't hurt to check. Or ask if they're floating around out back. Or pre-order if they don't have it. Ahem.

I'm really excited about this one. I mean, really, really excited about this one. It's the first novel of mine to be published close enough to being written that I feel like it's a fair current indicator of the state of my writing skills, for one thing, and for another, it's very dear to my heart. (I love all of my children, but there are some I love more than others, and I think I nearly got this one right.)

In other news, I'm up, the coffee is on, I've added my WFC loot to my LibraryThing (LibraryThing *loff*, and thank you northmen for the most useful word in the English language, to wit, "thing."), and I'm about to feed the cat so she leaves me alone for a while and go see just how much of "Chatoyant" I can finish in one day, as I've got the plot figured out and now I just need to write the damned thing. It would be nice to finish, wouldn't it? (Of course, then I need to revise, because it's horribly disjointed right now and I need to figure out a way to get two offstage characters more present early on, but that's all diddling if I can just get a bloody draft.)

Also, if I finish the draft, I can clean the apartment, which badly needs it (yes, I'm far enough gone to use cleaning as a reward, don't ask) and watch a movie tomorrow guilt-free.

Right, time to quit stalling. And yes, I am stalling.

five, four, three, two--


Oh that sucks, I have things go missing in the post a lot too, so I know how you feel. It's frustrating to feel out of control of the stuff that's yours, eh?

Some WFC pics up at mine, btw. You feature! :D You're performing magic tricks!
*g* There seems to be a lot of it going on--I've heard my apartment-building-mates grumbling. La. Some people's children.
They took some people's children? :o

Booooy for sale! Boy for sale! *rings bell*
just the usual round of people selling review copies.
just declasse.
Boo on thieves. That sucks.

"Thing" is a very useful word in Japanese, too. We have kimono (things that are worn), monogatari (things that are told), tsukemono (pickled things), imono (metal things), and sentakumono (things to be washed, the laundry). And on that note, have fun with the cleaning, after that stalling thing is done.
ooo. Yay, Japanese things!
That rang a bell for me from watching lots of subtitled anime, and sure enough bakemono fits the pattern. The dictionary gives it as “goblin; apparition; monster; ghost; phantom; spectre; specter”, but a single word for “thing that changes shape/enchants” has a delightfully eerie quality of its own...
Well.. first off:

Huzzah! That is wonderful Carnival is really real!

Sounds like it is time to get a postal box or a private company postal box (they can accept deliveries that won't go to the regular post office). The small boxes are usually under $30 for 6 months.
Try putting a sign up asking for them back.

(And if stuff keep disappearing report it to the post office and consider a hidden webcam or something to record people picking up their mail.)
Want mine? It's read, but..
I have an ARC. I'm just feeling robbed of the tempting new book smell...
Ah, yes...that. Well, if you do find them, you could always just make them read it. :)
Dude. Yanno, you don't have to like the book, but do try to refrain from insulting the author to her face. If you don't mind.
Oh. Wasn't meant as an insult, more of a general punishment of "You have to read". And there is no way that I can pull my foot from my mouth here, is there? I gotta stop talking.

(I liked the book. I like to read. Stupid theiving kids? Probably not so much.)
Whups. Okay, phew. I was about to go buy a beer so I could cry into it. *g*

Thank you for the clarification.