What do you think?

Should I contact the art department and see if there’s still time to change it?

(Pulp-o-mizer link via Papersky.)

ETA: This isn’t a real cover. This is just me playing with the above Pulp-O-Mizer and generating something deliberately wildly inappropriate for fun. RH hasn’t changed the cover for my final book–it will in fact look like the first two. 🙂 I love the look of the Bones of Faerie trilogy’s actual covers and wouldn’t want to see it change for book 3 either!

ETA2: Because ShellyTOtter threatened asked so nicely, here are pulp covers for Bones of Faerie and Faerie Winter, too.

Meme meme memeity meme

Via dancinghorse and jess_ka and probably half of the rest of my friendslist by the time I finish posting: “Go to page 77 (or 7) of your current ms. Go to line 7. Copy down the next 7 lines – sentences or paragraphs – and post them as they’re written. No cheating.”

(eyes page proofs for Faerie After)

or because you make me do it. But I’ll never do harm on purpose, never.”
“Tell me, child. Where did you learn that?” So cold, Nys’s voice. It made the room feel colder, too.
“From my teacher,” Allie said.
“And who would your teacher be?”
Allie glanced at me. I shook my head. There were

Tuesday memeage

Via swan_tower and chibicharibdys:

Give me the title of a story I’ve never written, and feedback telling me what you liked best about it, and I will tell you any of: the first sentence, the last sentence, the thing that made me want to write it, the biggest problem I had while writing it, why it almost never got submitted to magazines, the scene that hit the cutting room floor but that I wish I’d been able to salvage, or something else that I want readers to know.

(Like swan_tower I make no promises that these won’t turn into real stories. Or that they will, for that matter. Because the ways in which ideas filter through time and brainspace to become stories are still mostly a mystery to me.)

Lost in ____________

Have had fun watching Lost in Austen the past few days, which is basically exactly what is seems: A Pride and Prejudice obsessed romantic, Amanda Price, finds herself in the world of the story, while (almost more interestingly, though it’s only very lightly explored) Elizabeth Bennett finds herself in our world. A problematic ending, perhaps (which leaves some of the implications of the meta-ness unexplored), but worth it for the (at once silly and great fun) journey, as Miss Price finds herself mucking up the story more and more deeply, while Miss Bennett shows no interest in returning to pick up the threads of her life.
So, a question:

If you could be transported to the world of any one work of fiction, where would you go?

And, how does your answer change if either:

– You’re guaranteed safe passage home again when your time there is through, or

– Nothing is guaranteed, and there’s a reasonable chance you’ll have to stay in that world indefinitely

Also, a bit of silliness:

Writing update and a semi-meme

Last week the TE revisions were been deemed acceptable and sent on to copyediting. It always (even when the revisions are relatively light, as they were this time) seems to take me about a week to return to full-brained functionality after a round of revisions.

Am now digging back into the Bones sequel–remembering the world and the characters and of course, what a leap of faith the early stages of a book always are for me.

In the meantime, I’m going to steal this from kateelliott (and others–but she’s the most recent on my friends list to ask):

Ask me a question. Any question. Or tell me what you’d like me to post about if you have specific topics or kinds of questions you’d like answered.

As I can, I’ll do my best to answer.

Pretty memeage

As a rule, I only do memes if I’m feeling particularly weak-minded they’re really pretty. Which means I just spent way too much time playing with the wordcloud widget that most of the known universe has already linked to.

Wordcloud for Bones:
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Wordcloud for Secret:
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Wordcloud for the work-in-progress:
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Because most memes fail to ask the things we really want to know

1. Have you ever killed a man?
2. With your own hands?
3. What, in your opinion, is the best way to transport contraband across state and country lines?
4. Even if you’re transporting explosives?
5. Really?
6. Have you ever stolen a library book?
7. On purpose, or only because you found it under your bed years after you reported it lost and paid the fine?
8. Where were you on November 1, 2007?
9. Can you prove it?
10. You had to think about that, didn’t you?
11. How much is it worth to you for me to pretend I didn’t notice?
12. Have you spent years building up an immunity to iocane powder? (And if you know a faster method, will you share it?)
13. Name three different ways to start a fire.
14. Now try to convince me you only know that because you were a Girl/Boy Scout/Guide once.
15. How many digits of pi can you recite from memory?
16. Did you have to count out the digits on your fingers to answer that?
17. Did you check online to make sure you remembered right before answering?
18. Does all this talk about numbers make you uncomfortable?
19. Or are you just wondering what it has to do with the rest of the meme?
20. Seriously, where did you bury the body?
21. Where were you on March 16, 2036?
22. If all your friends jumped off a bridge, would you jump, too?
23. What is the ninja replacement score for your life?