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14th-Sep-2014 12:20 pm(no subject)
Parakeet Chirrup
Do you know what makes publishing a story even better?

Getting an unexpected review of it.

Do you know what's even better than that?

Getting an unexpected review and recommendation of it on io9.

The io9 review

Or here if you don't want to click the link:

A bit of lighthearted fun to end this week's fiction offerings. I love little Princess-Warlady Ceilidh McCallum and her large family, of which we get mostly glimpses. I have the feeling that this story is part of a much larger world that the author is working on. One day I hope to find out the story behind the "super evil" fairy lady. For now, just remember that not all unicorns are filled with happiness and far rainbows, kids. As I mentioned last week, sometimes unicorn stories don't end well.


When I got this story published, I didn't think too much of it beyond "yay first story published!" But it's a small magazine and it's a small story. Something to put on my resume, so to speak.

However, I got an email from twitter saying that I'd been mentioned on twitter - twice. Which was odd. I have a twitter account, but I never use it. At first I thought it was spam, but then I saw io9 mentioned and the link.

Linked clicky and there it was... my brain shut down for a moment or three.

This was not something that should happen.

But it did.

And it's even more awesome.

Though, while she is correct, there is more to this world than is shown... I don't really have much for Lady Forlorn. Clearly I will need to make some now!
1st-Sep-2014 09:32 am(no subject)
Parakeet Chirrup

Lookit! It's a Thing That is Published. That is Mine



And today a story I wrote is now published in Luna Station Quarterly number 19.

The story is called, Ceilidh McCallum versus the Super Evil Fairy Lady. Which is pretty much all you need to know what it's about.

This is also the first story I've gotten paid for. Huzzah!
29th-Aug-2014 04:49 pm(no subject)
Parakeet Chirrup
Short chapter for once!

In this chapter Eragon learns what is probably going to be a Chekov’s skill. It is summoning the “true form of an object”. I’m not really sure why you would need to do this, or what purpose it could have. Especially since, as we see, it takes a lot of energy from a person to do so. Glaedr even says it’s of little practical value.

Apparently the spell is also one of those you do it or you don’t… and if you don’t you die.

Eragon wants to try to do this because he thinks it’ll help him defeat Galbatorix.

I don’t know why.

Eragon doesn’t know why either. Or perhaps Paolini doesn’t. know himself, really. I say this because when Glaedr asks why Eragon wants to know how to do it he responds with:



(To Discovery)
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6th-Aug-2014 08:10 pm(no subject)
Parakeet Chirrup
A heart-to-heart


Oddly, for a chapter called “A heart-to-heart” very little of it is devoted to the conversation. And very little of the conversation could be considered heart-to-heart.

We begin where we left off last time: Glaedr making Eragon and Arya fight until they fall down from exhaustion and can’t fight any more. Literally. They end up lying on the ground heaving for air and only at that point does Glaedr agree that it would be “counterproductive” and possibly “harmful” if they were to continue fighting. Yeahup. There’s not really much you can say about that. He made them do this because he wanted to see who the better warrior was. Oh, and by this point Eragon is able to finally end the duels in a draw with Arya.

( Follow the fake cut)


Also, you want to pre-order my book
10th-Jul-2014 11:53 am(no subject)
Parakeet Chirrup
What are we knowing?

Who knows.

Knowing that this book will never end?

What we get is some lovely telling. No really. We’re told that Eragon asks after her and that she answers briefly. Really. That’s pretty much it almost word for word. With all the other expositing and rambling Paolini does in this book, a brief exchange between two main characters right before they spar is too much? How does Eragon greet her? The text says, “as he had done every day since arriving at the city”.




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26th-Jun-2014 07:24 pm(no subject)
Parakeet Chirrup
I'm taking a creative course over the summer for fun.

It's a beginning writing class so it really is just for fun. For me at least.

Our first assignment was to describe an object in detail that meant a lot to us. Or had some
value. We had to make the object come alive. So. This is what I did:


LightsaberCollapse )

We have a Pretentious College Student Writer in the class who I may smack down if he continues with his possibly well meaning but utterly unacceptable forms of writing subjects. He's going for Shock Value. Unfortunately his Shock Value is just... not shocking. But instead dumb and tired and cliche.

Still, it's been fun nonetheless. Beyond having to wake up at ridiculously early times.
11th-Jun-2014 05:30 pm(no subject)
Parakeet Chirrup

I sold a short story.



It'll be published in September.

I made five bucks.


How is it almost September already?
23rd-May-2014 09:29 pm(no subject)
Parakeet Chirrup
Oh. Gosh! New Chapter of the Inheritance Critique is up!

What? Over a year later, I return!


It's right here, you'all

In other news they've given my book the title: "The Tropes of Fantasy Fiction". Which is terribly boring, but at this point, I don't really care.
12th-May-2014 06:01 pm(no subject)
Parakeet Chirrup
The manuscript is in the mail.

Now, we wait.
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