Anyway, it just kinda looked like someone dimmed the lights for supper for an hour or two, then it was back to normal. Glad I was here though! Incidentally, "THE TOTALITY" still sounds like some kind of a outer space movie monster to me.
In other news: I am officially on the payroll for Belladonna Magazine! The August issue is up here. I wrote an article about Gothic Cinema featuring Crimson Peak and Get Out. Also, there's a writeup about Mother Panic by someone else, if you're following the Young Animal comics! Always good to see some love for Young Animal.
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Thanks to everyone for your feedback and enthusiasm on “Imprinted.” I’m looking at a tentative release date of January 9, 2018. I’m planning to confirm this and start getting preorder links posted over the next month or two.
A lot of you said you’d be happy to pay $2.99 for this 15,000-word novelette. From your comments, it’s a combination of loving the Magic ex Libris stories, and wanting me to get those nice 70% royalties that you don’t get with anything under $2.99. Others thought $2.99 was a little steep.
What I’m thinking about doing is launching the book at $2.99. Then, after it’s been out for a month or two, I’ll drop the price to $1.99. That way folks have a little more choice about what they’re willing to pay.
A few people said they’d prefer a print edition, and I’m looking into that. I wouldn’t expect a lot of sales here, and we’d be talking about a pretty slim volume, but it’s gotten easier to set up print-on-demand, so I should be able to make that option available.
Finally, here’s the synopsis I’ve put together. What do you think?
Jeneta’s magic could give us the stars…or destroy everyone around her.
Seventeen-year-old libriomancer Jeneta Aboderin is a prodigy, determined to move on from the horrors she’s faced and use her power to create a better future. To show the world that magic isn’t a threat to be feared, but a tool of hope. After eight months, she’s ready to present the Venture, a magically-created ship capable of reaching Mars within hours. It will mark a new phase of human exploration and discovery.
But at a crucial moment, her spell is wrested from her control and twisted against her. Whoever sabotaged her magic then begins to strike down those around her. The attacker haunts her thoughts and dreams, reviving Jeneta’s past traumas. And the most powerful magic-users at New Millennium are unable to help.
How do you stop an enemy who strikes from within your own mind?
This 15,000-word novelette is set eight months after the events of Revisionary.
Mirrored from Jim C. Hines.
Where statues go to retire.
Is America finally ready for the bidet?
The Congressional Black Caucus is talking impeachment.
With all the weirdness, we might need some Help!
There is a lot of coverage of Trump's speech in Phoenix yesterday, ranging from "he's deranged" to "he made it all up" to "he plans to pardon that racist Joe Arpaio" and more. And there were 3000+ peaceful demonstrators outside -- at least, it appears, until police threw pepper bombs into the crowd. I do not have the oomph to chase all of this, but if you go to news.google.com, you'll find a ton of links. Sorry. I am having vision problems (eta: because the frame of my glasses is bent and one lens is closer than the other, and I have ordered new ones that aren't in yet) and need to take care of my eyes today, ok? Thanks for understanding.
I keep checking FedEx to see if the package with the contracts/check was delivered. By 10:30 they said! But at 11 am, it's still in transit. Sigh. eta: And delivered as of 11:20 am. Whew./eta
Anyway. It's time for what I'm reading Wednesday:
What I've just finished
What I'm currently reading
The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin, the third book of the Broken Earth trilogy. I'm not finding it quite as compelling as the first two books. ( spoilers ) I'm about 60% through, so I imagine more terrible things are coming.
What I'm reading next
As always, it's a mystery. I have many things on my iPad, so we'll see what catches my fancy.
The contract my brother had with the service, Seniors Helping Seniors, was for a driver once a week, set time, set day. They promised a single driver dedicated to us, once a week. Easy money, easy service that they promise, and reliable income for them. But they couldn't do their job. Believe me, we're not difficult to deal with. Mom walks on her own and doesn't require assistance. Our best driver would sit and read while we were shopping, or help us if we asked. We've never argued with a driver over anything or been unpleasant -- though I can't say the same for the incompetent office staff, who never seemed to be able to make out a schedule or keep to it, or let us know if a driver wasn't coming.
Got to go, the Mom's upset.
Croatia's only beach bar for dogs have quite the menu for the pups. It's definitely a special treat when a specialty brewed beer is made for the dogs! Before you get worried, this is not your ordinary beer. This beer is made from chicken and vegetables, and for dessert…. Well they've got some ice cream made from banana's, peanuts, yoghurt and soy milk! Owners along with their very excited and happy dogs can each get a sun bed, and take a refreshing dive in the blue Adriatic waters.
While dogs can relax on the beach, they also can partake in different activities, such as swimming and diving competitions, or an eating contest between dogs
Monty's Dog Beach bar in Crikvenica opened last year and is the only bar of it's kind in the Adriatic country, and it's a place you have to visit! Just look at all the fun these pups are having!