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December 8th, 2006

04:09 pm
Go, me.

I generally take a break from writing after I finish something fairly big, but I don't like to take off completely. Now, generally, I don't believe in going back and re-writing something that's already been posted in several places, but _aadler did yeoman's work in his beta of "Another Day, Another Apocalypse," and I didn't want that to go to waste.

So, today? I've been incorporating many of his suggestions. He greatly improved my Illyria voice, and gave me a reason for the initial assault on the Hellmouth other than "getting their asses kicked."

Now, whether I'm going to take it down from where it's posted and repost it (which, I believe, is something like three or four different places)...that's an open question. However, I registered at Twisting the Hellmouth yesterday, and I have a shiny new crossover comm (jossverse_xover), so I'll probably post it in those two places anyway, and stick a link here.

So, Alix...your beta wasn't in vain. It just took me while to get to it. And I can't tell you how much I appreciate you taking the time to do it. Thanks!

09:23 pm
So, I wandered down to Borders today...

Because I had coupon-age. 25% off one regularly-priced book, 40% off a regularly-priced DVD box set. Shiny, sez I, I can get mecmouse's prezzie from the Hubby, and see if anything catches my eye in the sci-fi section.

So I grab Da Boy and off we go. I hunt for the third book in naominovik's Temeraire series, but it's not there. They have jimbutcher's "Dead Beat"...but... eh, think I'll wander a bit more.

There's no Farscape to be had in the DVD section, alas and alack, so I'm a good girl and buy my sis's prezzie instead. Wander through the kids' section, nothing really catches my eye that was any better than the clearance stuff they had in the foyer when we walked in, so, back to the sci-fi section, looking at hardbacks and oversized stuff this time. Maybe they'll have some of Neil Gaiman's "Endless" graphic novels...

Nope, nothing, nothing, nothing, we're looking, and poking and

WHAT'S THAT I SEE???

Why did no one tell me that Stephen Lawhead (oooh, pretty music) had a new book? In addition, why did no one tell me that he's doing a trilogy about Robin freaking Hood?

DUDE.

Okay, Lawhead is one of the few authors out there that I'll actually shell out full price on a hardback for. His King Arthur series is one of the best in the business, IMO, I love The Song of Albion series beyond all reason, his Dragon King series is made of awesome...basically, the man can do no wrong in my eyes--other than the fact that it'd been so long since he'd updated his webpage that I quit looking.

What's really weird is that this thing, along with most of what he's done in the last, oh, ten years or so, has been historic rather than sci-fi. Patrick, Byzantium, the Celtic Crusades series...not really fantasy, definitely not sci-fi. And yet all his books get put in the SFF section of the store. Which is a good, because otherwise I'd never find them. But it's weird.

So, sorry, Alan Dean Foster, but the third book in Journeys of the Catechist, while I was looking forward to starting it tonight, is going to have to wait a bit.

*drools*