So, I haven’t gotten to put up that video I’ve promised everyone yet. I have been, no don’t die of shock, writing. I have actually looked at my thesis, and I’m trying to write a one-page film treatment of Fergus. In the process, I’ve come up with the stories for Fergus 2 and 3 (out of what are supposed to be 7), so it’s been a productive day or two. I’ve also found that I’m sleeping a lot to catch up from BEA and the weeks leading up to BEA, and I’m having a hard time keeping myself from devouring all the free books I got. So far I’ve read:

  • Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter – sequel to I’d Tell You I Love You But Then I’d Have to Kill You and just as funny
  • Book of A Thousand Days by Shannon Hale – as beautifully written as always
  • Igraine the Brave by Cornelia Funke – fun and clever
  • Remembering Raquel by Vivian Vance Velde – sad and poignant and very well-written. The main character is dead and we learn about her from the mourners at her funeral.

I have liked them all so far. That doesn’t mean I won’t find something I don’t like, but I’m glad that the freebies were so far good. There’s nothing worse than a bad free book – except maybe a bad book you paid for.
After I get the Book of Nonsense’s cover uploaded for Amazon, it’s off to jotting down first drafts on the new Fergus books and hopefully a little video editing before bed.

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