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1 The Wise Man’s Fear (Kingk…
Oh frabjous day! It’s shipping to me as you read. Heck, by the time you read this I may already have it. I will probably buy more copies of this book.
Where Quiet Dignity is on Indefinite Hiatus
It’s been awhile since I’ve done a poll, so here’s one! I’m sure I’ve forgotten some genres and, if so also pick “other” and leave a comment about that genre. For categories that have sub-categories vote for the main category and leave a comment about any subcategory you particularly enjoy, if you feel so moved. Go!
The artwork is available in the online version, but you can also download a pdf which does not include the artwork. As soon as I carve out the time I’ll get an epub version, too. The story (but not the artwork) is released under a creative commons license. Download away. Post it on your own site, whatever, as long as you credit me as the author.
Lys is an attorney for a San Francisco law firm where she litigates high stakes computer hacking and corporate espionage cases. Her go-to expert witness for these cases is Telos Kunbish who may not always operate on the right side of the law. He’s a big, dangerous looking guy and after she leaves her abusive boyfriend, she needs someone just like him to escort her while she gets the rest of her things from the house.
Only Lys isn’t quite a normal human, her ex-boyfriend is a mage who wants her dead and Telos is a demon. Uh oh. You’ll also encounter a couple of the characters from the My Immortals series.
The story, by the way, is about 50 pages, so it’s not exactly short, but maybe just shy of a novella.
You can read the story:
Huh. I thought I lost this ranty, crabby post. But there it was in drafts, and now here it is for you to read. Note: I was feverish when I wrote this.
A couple of days before Thanksgiving, my son mentioned that he wasn’t feeling well. The day before Thanksgiving, he definitely wasn’t feeling well. Poor kid. I was extremely tired Wednesday which should have been a tip off. Then Thursday, I was even more tired. Yes, the bug hit me, too. So I’m not feeling too well. And that makes me crabby. Here’s some things that get me peeved.
1. Just because YOU don’t like modern technology doesn’t make the technology bad. When you write an email in which you admit you know nothing about a technology related subject and then proceed to defend your know-nothing position, you aren’t actually making a case against the technology. You’re proving that you are ignorant and there is no reason anyone should listen to your opinion.
2. If you are a writer, for crying out loud, don’t you think you might spend some time learning how to write? You know, with sentences that make sense and words that are used correctly and spelled correctly?
3. I am officially sick (besides literally) of male writers who build worlds in which the female characters are there to die, divorce, or for their protagonist to have sex with and then dump. Have I mentioned that before? Well, I mean it.
That’s just the stuff from today when I wasn’t falling asleep from feeling crappy and ill.
1. Meljean Brook is ALWAYS funnier than I am. And I am starting to hate that. Like this post about Thanksgiving pies. Well, you know what? Wednesday night, I made two pumpkin pies AND a coconut cream pie FROM SCRATCH. I even used fresh pumpkin that I baked myself. Do you know how long it takes to cook and puree a pumpkin? Do you know how hard it is to make a good pie crust — which I also made myself, by the way. I also made fresh ORGANIC whipped cream to which I added a touch of vanilla, I’ll have you know. Coconut cream pie requires a custard and the making of custard is fraught with pitfalls and difficulties and everything could have gone completely wrong. Only it didn’t. It also requires a meringue and eggs whites are notoriously prone to failure. But my meringue came out fantastic and the coconut I sprinkled on top toasted up just right. The coconut cream pie was really, really good.
There is nothing even remotely funny about making pies from scratch that come out delicious. And I read Meljean’s post and thought, wow, so easy, and I bet it came out good, too. And funny. My pies are not funny.
I just emailed revisions for My Dangerous Pleasure. Woot!!!!
Now I have to get cracking on The Next Historical. Blogging may be intermittent while I try to NaNoWriMo the book. If you’re participating, buddy me! I’m cjewel and I’m already behind. Except yesterday I wrote 1900 words in the revisions so I may just claim that.
Anyhow, how’s everyone? Whatcha working on, doing that’s interesting etc?
My son and I are going to NYC for a week on Friday. Should be interesting to make word count and do fun stuff, but then I won’t have to be at the day job.
I’m reading a mystery/thriller that I’m not sure I can finish. It’s getting harder and harder to suspend disbelief in re the characters. There’s a female character who is made of so many stereotypes and cliches that I think my brain might explode. I’m fascinated, though, by the number of cliche things she can say, do and think. It’s bad when you can predict action, dialogue and thought for any character. Alas.
I’ve been sneaking in a lot of reading lately. Here, in no particular order is a list:
And now, back to work. What have you been reading?