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Martha Wells

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So, here we are. I'm pretty much done with the Raksura novella and the non-fic piece I need to turn in by December 1, except for some last revising I want to do on them. The novella is called "The Tale of Indigo and Cloud" and it's not so much the story of how Indigo stole Cloud from Emerald Twilight, but what happened afterward. (FAQ: I'm not sure yet when the novellas are going to be published, or if they'll be in any other format than ebook. I'll post as soon as I know.)

We have tickets to a local showing of the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who on Monday, so I'm going to be desperate to avoid spoilers until then.

I found out something that was really upsetting last night and then burned the crap out of my fingers while making dinner. Fortunately it wasn't too bad and only now hurts on one finger which I unfortunately need to type.

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links:

* Beth Bernobich: Things I Do For Books I Love

* McDonald’s Advises Hungry Employees to ‘Break Food Into Little Pieces’ So they'll starve to death slower.

* From Cynthia Leitich Smith: Beyond the So-Called First Thanksgiving: 5 Children's Books That Set the Record Straight

* What It's Like to Fail
The following is the personal story of David Raether, a former comedy writer for the sitcom Roseanne who later became homeless. It is adapted from his memoir, "Tell Me Something, She Said."

* Cheryl Morgan: World Fantasy Convention 2013
As I have said elsewhere, I really enjoyed this year’s World Fantasy Convention (WFC). It is very easy to have a good convention experience when you are in a lovely location, seeing old friends and part of the in crowd. Many other people enjoyed it as well. I suspect that a lot of UK people had never had the experience of being with so many top class industry professionals in a small convention before. I, however, have been to many WFCs, and have even helped run one, so I have a very different perspective on how things went. I know how the sausage is made, and I can see when it is done badly.

* Tom Pollock: Won’t somebody please think of the children
So there’s another ‘won’t somebody please think of the children’ blog up, this time at The Millions. It’s, at minimum, the tenth I’ve seen this year, all based on the same premise: YA fiction is too dark, it’s morally bankrupt, it’s vacuous, it’s harmful to it’s readers, especially the teenaged girls who consume it in their millions. Oh for the halcyon days when romantic fiction portrayed a more positive message about teens, like… Romeo and Juliet.

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Sorry about the upsetting news, whatever it is...and the burns.

Hope your finger feels better!

I send positive thoughts to your finger and to your upset soul/heart/mind, have reposted the "What It's Like to Fail" link on my Facebook, and spent a good chunk of the morning being sucked ever deeper into the labyrinth of the post-World-Fantasy-Con blog commentary ... Good times. ;)

Yay more Raksura stories! :)

Boo bad news and hurting yourself! :(

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