Kit’s Busy Day Out
I went out to write today, and wrote an entire Old Races short story, 5700 words, which…pretty nearly did my brain in. I’m going to have to take a revision pass at it in a few days, because I’m not sure how coherent it is. At about 5K my brain dried up and I went to ask Twitter to cheer me on so I could finish it, and cheer they did. Good peeps, are Tweeps. :)
I dropped by Chapters Bookstore, too, to see if they had MAGIC & MANNERS in yet, and look what I found on the shelves, pretty as can be:
I was delighted. :)
I also went and found Easter Things for an Easter Basket, and jeez o flip, when did Easter become a holiday for grown-ups? There are all kinds of exotic high end chocolate eggs and expensive pralines and all sorts of crap, but it’s remarkably difficult to find a damn chocolate rabbit, and let’s not even talk about jellybeans, which generally they don’t understand in this country. I found some “soft sugar fruit eggs” or something like that which are obviously jellybeans, but god forbid they should be called that. Anyway, eventually I found appropriate things, but good grief, it shouldn’t have been that hard.
And lastly, because I’ve done a huge amount of work so far this year, I went and rewarded myself by getting my ear…not repierced, because there was still a hole there. But got a hypoallergenic post of greater size shoved through my tiny tiny ear hole, so that I will eventually be able to wear earrings in it all the time. Probably the earring that got shoved through it today, in fact, as my other ear is now full of similar earrings that I never bother to take out.
I only have one ear hole left to fix, now. I don’t know what I’m going to do for cheap body mod rewards when I’m done with ’em.
Walker Papers yay!
Mary Anne has sent me the earliest sighting of the Walker Papers mass markets in the wild:
(“And look!” said Mary Anne, “they had to put your books on TWO shelves because you have so many!!!” :))
This seems like an excellent time to remind people that they can bid to have a character named after themselves in DEMON HUNTS, book 5 of the Walker Papers, or bid on a gift basket that includes all 3 Walker Papers mass markets plus a bunch of other cool stuff. The auction ends May 31 and right now both items are around $80.
miles to Minas Tirith: 282
TPC in the wilds of Canada!
! Also, check out how Ken Scholes and I are *both* “New & Hot Fiction”. :)
Seriously, I love these photos. :) Only one bookstore in Ireland reliably carries my books, so this is as close as I get to actually seeing my stuff on the shelves. Thanks, Lianne! :)
most awesome friends
My friend Mary Anne sent me a photo of THE PRETENDER’S CROWN in the wild at a Borders in DC. I have the most awesome friends. :)
Look at it there with all its C.E. Murphy friends! *wriggle* :)