I'm working on the last chapter of the third Raksura book, trying to give it a good wrap-up without getting into "They went out to lunch and felt better" territory. That's what I call it when a book or a story goes past its actual end point, where the story is over and there's nothing left to tell, but you're still there, basically just hanging out with the characters. Trying to find a balance between closure for the reader and they went out to lunch and felt better can be tricky sometimes.
(This comes from Mystery Science Theater 3000, from their much-less-sad rewrite of The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald song, which ends with "They got back to port and everyone was okay, they went out to lunch and felt better.")
I won't get much done today, because we're about to go out and see Red Tails. This morning I went out early to the farmer's market, because the grass-fed beef ranch was there and they were having a 25% off sale. So there is now stir-fry and stew and chili and short ribs in the future.
There are a couple of big conventions this weekend and I am jealous of everyone who is at one.
And yay, there was a great review of The Serpent Sea on RisingShadow.net
January 21st, 2012