I have run out of marked-up manuscript. Now I have to find the last version I printed out and see how much further it goes from where I am now. I think that version, at least, is more current than this one from the critical point (which is where I am now, the critical point, which is why there are no more markups on the old manuscript, don’t you see…) onward, although it does not get as far as the end of the book before I ran out of paper. I may even do that tonight so that tomorrow I can actually continue with real forward motion. And Ted, who is Best, is bringing paper home for me, since I’ve forgotten to buy it every time I’ve left the house for anything else.

The next section–three or four chapters worth–is a mess. And I need to add in a Hint Of Something To Come, and fear I’ll forget it (’cause I’m now 300+ pages in and haven’t remembered so far, but the places to do it are more readily available from here on out, so that’s ok). But I *think* that if I get through this next part the rest of it might go fairly quickly. I hope.

Ted said to me today, “These books have been *hard*!” They have been. And I’ve got another one to write. Agh. @.@

It’s relentlessly raining here. I haven’t quite talked myself into going out into it for a walk, although I should. However, I did read ‘s (Chaz Brenchley‘s) RIVER OF THE WORLD last night, and it was every bit as gorgeous as I expected. I apparently did not read the ending of the first book, BRIDGE OF DREAMS, closely enough, because I missed a rather significant event to the point that when it was mentioned in the RotW, I didn’t believe it and kept waiting for the expectation I’d built on erroneous information to pan out (oddly enough, it failed to do so). Anyway, I’m feeling rather smug, as though I’ve discovered all by myself and the rest of the world ought to now heed me and dash out and buy his books. I will vigorously ignore the fact that, say, is far enough ahead of my curve as to have provided a cover quote for RIVER, and instead pretend that I’m as cool as I think I am and tell you all to go read Chaz’s books. :) Really gorgeously written lyrical stories with one of the most interestingly realized protagonists I’ve read in a long time. Made me happy.

I guess I should go find that printout now, and do some more work…. (eta: well, crap, the other printout doesn’t even go as far as the one I had went, although it is more correct in all ways than the one I had. Guess I’m taking the evening off.)

13 thoughts on “3/5ths…

  1. I believe she did, and also that himself used some shameless self-promotion. None-the-less, I’m taking credit for discovering him all by myself, in order to make myself look cool. :)

  2. And Ted, who is Best, is bringing paper home for me, since I’ve forgotten to buy it every time I’ve left the house for anything else.

    A Freudian slip or some such?

  3. It’s very gratifying to realise that one of one’s favourite writers is recommending another of one’s favourite writers. River of the World is a beautiful book.

    My hubby, who rarely reads anything I recommend, is halfway through Urban Shaman and really likes it. Since he usually prefers hard SF and historical non-fiction, this is a remarkable achievement! I have just read Thunderbird Falls which is even better. Thank you!

    (Back to lurking fannishly now…)

  4. Your husband’s tastes in books and mine are in fact remarkably similiar (although I read a lot of fantasy too). I’m glad he’s enjoying it, and that you thought THUNDERBIRD was even better (I thought it was too. I think COYOTE’s better still!). You’re welcome! :)

    (Cool icon, BTW.)

  5. Oh, yeah, isn’t that *cool*? I saw it recently. -goes to watch to see which ones remind you of my lady-

    Oh, how cool, somebody broke it down to all the images here!

    Ok, now I want to write a story about them. Or her. :)

  6. As the ‘somebody’ who broke down the images for the Women in Art video I would like to thank you for finding and posting my site. You finding me allowed me to find you and now you have a brand new fan! I read the Highlander novel right away (now THAT would make a great movie…) and immediately gained a proper appreciation of your talent (and besides, you have good taste in immortals…). My local bookstore only had Thunderbird Falls and Coyote Dreams, but I’ll find the others. Thank you for sharing your talent… it is truly appreciated!

  7. *beams* I have an irrational weakness for that Highlander novel. I think it’d make a great movie, too. I’m glad you liked it. :) And I hope you enjoy the other books too! Have your local bookstore order URBAN SHAMAN–it should only take a couple days to get it in. :)

    The breakdown you did of the Women in Art video was great. I loved being able to get a good look at all the different images. Thanks for doing that!

  8. I didn’t go ahead and order it when I bought the other two because it would’ve taken ten days to come in and was hoping for something faster… but since I didn’t find it, did order it, and will have it Tuesday. I was going to wait until I found Urban Shaman so I could start at the beginning, but could no longer resist and started Thunderbird Falls yesterday and then read straight thru Coyote Dreams. Loved ’em both! Can’t wait for more. Lots of allusions that made me grin. You apparently have good taste in lots of things besides immortals (ok, I know that really means that we have similar tastes… lol). Thanks again and now I’ll stop posting anonymous comments to old journal entries.

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