I'm not buying anything today, I'm finishing up reading the proof copy of The Edge of Worlds
, and I'm behind on practically everything.
On December 11 we should be getting our chimney flashing fixed, so the roof will stop leaking. Cross your fingers for us. We still won't be able to use the fireplace, which is a bummer because it's been cold and rainy here. (The firebox needs to be repaired and it's a lower priority compared to everything else.)
people, the next Raksura snippet/scene will be going up December 8. It's going to be a missing scene from The Siren Depths
with Jade and Balm.
If you aren't following me on Facebook, I posted: Two bad things happened during the holiday. While we were out at the Galleria, a friend with a recurring eye problem had it recur badly so she had to make an emergency appointment with the eye doctor. Then right after that happened, we saw a young guy take a bad fall. He was walking past one of the kiosks that sit around in the open areas of the mall, tripped on something, and hit the stone tile and metal ledge supporting the glass partition face-first. It was about the worst place he could have hit without actually going over or through the glass partition and falling down to the next floor. Everyone just sort of stopped and stared, and everything went quiet. He was out cold for a minute or so. An older man helped him up and sat him down in the chair for the kiosk, spoke to him for a moment, then got on the phone hopefully calling the ambulance. I really hope he's okay and got an MRI at the hospital. I'm surprised his jaw wasn't broken.
Then we came home and one of the cats (Tasha) had a bad digestive upset again, a repeat of the one a couple of weeks ago. Our vet isn't open on the weekend, but I'm waiting to see if she keeps a little food down before panicking. I can take her to the emergency clinic at the Vet School, but I'd rather not if I can avoid it. Update: Tasha seems to be all right now, and didn't have any problems over the weekend. I'm hoping that's it for kitty gastrointestinal distress for a while.
If you're thinking of buying books for holiday gifts, all my available books are listed here on my website: http://www.marthawells.com/buy.htm
in paper, ebook, and audiobook.
Also, John Scalzi has a holiday shopping guide post for traditionally published books today: http://whatever.scalzi.com/2015/11/30/whatever-holiday-shopping-guide-2015-day-one-traditionally-published-books/