(This is a test blog… you can read if interested) Well, remember when I said that there was going to be an explosion in people’s inboxes? Yeah… that didn’t happen. Apparently, the memory upgrade didn’t take on the network, or something like that. I might have to give their WordPress program a shot, which means that I have to download another program and learn it. Not a big deal, really – I just would like to get some answers as to why WordPress seemed to be more than happy to take my money, but not so happy to give me my space. It’s almost like my romantic life in reverse… of which I will say little else. It is October, after all – my favorite month.
The manuscript for Silence So Sharp is pretty much done and I have begun the editing process before my real editor gets her hands on it. I took out three chapters, regretted it and I am going to put back in one that gives up an idea as to Rhona’s particular background, but the brigands get to live another few days since I’m not having Rhona kill them and freak out. I am torn between either ignoring them completely or showing the reader how Rhona is able to survive on her own. So, I might have to re-write a couple of chapters, then send it to the editor. I am using Smart-Edit for word issues (apparently, everyone likes to nod – 91 times the word ‘nodded’ was used, but it’s 91 times out of 70,000 words – not too bad, or so I hope) and I might put the whole thing through the spell-check and the grammar editor in Word. After that, I will call it done and plunge into I/O Error. Hopefully, I can get that one done before the end of the year (It’s my Nanowrimo project) and purchase an editor and artist for that one.
As far as other things, right now I am knee deep in this wonderful book. I have to admit, I got the first one as a lark (I mean – white trash zombie? What’s not to like?) and got sucked in. Having a background similar to the main character, I quickly empathized with her situation (yes… I am a zombie, and I feel better for getting that off my chest) and the whole book is fast paced and well thought out. Loved it! The sequel does not disappoint at all. Hopefully there will be a third book. One of the best pieces of work I have read this year. I am also reading Goddess of the Market, a biography of Ayn Rand – it’s pretty good, a little draggy at times, but it certainly does show the influences that shaped her life and the influence she held over others.
Oh, and in keeping with tradition – when the first book hits Kindle, I need to get a tattoo. Any suggestions on the subject matter? Boots and a sword with a cloak hanging off the handle? An elven woman and a fencer dancing? I kinda like the second one.
Well – I gotta get ready for work. Have fun y’all.