Oh, this is so much fun! Vote for your favorite Parasol Protectorate cover from New York ComicCon and the second round.
In line with the meme, I give to you, Fugless.
And the lovely Michael Spence’s silly bitstrip presenting the Alternate Gail Carriger Titles.
Mad Hatter asked a bunch of us what “Steampunk is. . .”
Sin Alma, the Spanish language version of Soulless, comes out November 2nd! I’ve done some poking around and as yet have no idea how you might buy it in the USA. They are allowed to sell it here, says Orbit, the question is where? I’m hoping that it will eventually turn up on Amazon, them my mother will stop bugging me about it. (Don’t ask. No, she does not read Spanish.)
I’ve been nominated for a Bookie Award.
And last, rather sadly, Paul the psychic octopus has died.
Gail’s Daily Dose
Your Tisane of Smart:
Vintage Tea Leaf‘s Black Duchess has a pleasant mellow smell, all tea, no perfume and no herb. Large clean leaves mostly dark, a few light, and excellent beginning. Brews to a golden red brown in color, pale when the mild is added. Unfortunately it seems to be mainly Darjeeling (I’m an Assam girl is I have to go to only one leaf) and has that afternoon tea herby bitter quality which I prefer to avoid. Not my favorite.
Your Writerly Tinctures:
Learn from what you read
Susan Hated Literature says, “And it is one of those books that just makes you glad you’ve read it. Alexia is a wonderful heroine. Full of confidence and yet she suffers from low self-esteem. She wants to help out, but she isn’t about to go rushing off and become a damsel in distress. And if that does happen, she’ll have at least some ideas about how to free herself.”
SPOILER ALERT! In which I ruin a Friday evening. Sorry. “With all the books I’ve been reading recently, I’ve been attempting to space them out while still tearing through them at a decent pace. The plan was – more or less – as follows: Blood Rites (Jim Butcher), Oathbreakers (Mercedes Lackey), Changeless (Gail Carriger), Dead Beat (JB), Oathblood (ML), Blameless (GC), Proven Guilty (JB). This way I could keep the series books together without drowning myself in them, thus avoiding a possible author-related burnout. Ingenius, no? I thought so. Of course, Gail Carriger had to go and foul that all up.”
Even bigger SPOILER ALERT! Really, DON’T READ THE BLURB ON AMAZON if you haven’t read the other books first. Dirty Sexy Books calls it brain candy for a lazy afternoon.
Heartless: Working on rewrite, Draft 5 read through. Final draft due Nov 1.
Timeless: Just an outline, making sure I pick up cookies and threads.
Secret Project F: Axed down and back with the agent.
Quote of the Day:
“I write for the same reason I breathe – because if I didn’t, I would die.”
~ Isaac Asimov