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Martha Wells

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The Cloud Roads
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Weekend

I had kind of a bad weekend, mostly because of allergies causing off and on intense headaches, and anxiety. I don't think the allergies caused the anxiety -- it's pretty much always there, but with all of it together I just crashed and didn't want to leave the house. (I didn't delete all my online accounts, which I get the overwhelming urge to do occasionally and manage mostly not to. So go me!) We did get a bunch of rain which is always good at this time of year, but it's the rapid passage of cold fronts and warm fronts like a dvd on fast forward that really aggravates my sinuses.

I did get some work done on the fourth Raksura novella, but I've been rewriting some sections I wrote earlier that no longer work, and so I would write for six hours, adding new material and deleting old, and end up with exactly the same word count that I started with. So it's hard to tell if I worked enough for the day or what progress I made. That's been going on for a couple of days. I hope I'm finally past that point.

I watched the finale of True Detective this morning at 7:00 am to avoid spoilers, and it blew me away. That was an awesome dark ride of a story. I can't wait till the dvd comes out. And I'd recommend to people that if they watch it they try to do it in two to three hour blocks if possible. It's only eight episodes and it works better in big chunks. I don't want to talk about it because I don't want to spoil anybody else.

It's going to get warm today, up in the 70s, so I may go outside and stare at my dead trees and dead plants in what's left of my back yard.

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* The Chesley awards for SF/F art is taking suggestions for nominees here. Matthew Stewart won a Chesley for the cover of The Cloud Roads in 2012 Chesleys which I was very happy about. This is a great award and you all should go suggest art for it.

* Con-or-Bust has more free con memberships fans of color can apply for and some are first come, first served.

I'm really looking forward to the Raksura novellas. (And I have The Wizard Hunters to keep me happy until then. *g*)

Cool. :) Hope you enjoy it!

Ahhh, I am watching the True Detective finale later tonight and I can't wait! I am desperately avoiding spoilers, so thank you for your restraint, but I am glad to hear that the end did not disappoint! :D

(Icon from my 2009 King in Yellow Hallowe'en costume >.>)

I am also hoping the weather here has settled out, and I can get on with "only" dealing with the stupidity of College Station spring allergies. I hope you are feeling a little better soon, with everything, and I'm glad you didn't delete all your accounts!

Thanks, I'm quite a bit better today. :)

"I did get some work done on the fourth Raksura novella, but I've been rewriting some sections I wrote earlier that no longer work, and so I would write for six hours, adding new material and deleting old, and end up with exactly the same word count that I started with."

Definitely have had those days. But in the interest in saving potential headaches later trying to figure out what to keep and what to toss, better to get them out of the way now while the mess is still coherent (though knowing me, I do too much of that already).

Also, I finished Emilie and the Sky World a few days ago, and I think I loved it even more than the Hollow World. Do you have any plans to continue that story?

Not at the moment. The next book I want to write is something different, though it's still going to be a YA. And glad you liked Sky World!

Edited at 2014-03-11 05:35 pm (UTC)