I am ordering promotional items and swag for our release party at Nola Storycon. I’m trying to get some idea of how many people will be coming by. If you are planning to attend, please check in. Thank you so much!
Alexis, the awesome publicist at Random Penguin (I refuse to use the actual name of the publisher, since Random Penguin is so much cooler) has emailed us and told us that the arcs of Magic Binds are available and she is doing a blogger outreach. We agreed to do some online publicity thingies, so if you are a blogger and contacted Alexis with request for an interview, we’ll do our best. Please understand that we had a trying summer and we may have to curl into a ball and say “No more” at some point.
Also if you ask us what it’s like to write together, I will reach through the internet and boop you on the nose with a copy of Magic Binds. Well, to be honest, I probably won’t but you will get a copy and paste answer.
If you are a blogger and want to review, you can request the ARC on the NetGalley. If you don’t know how to reach Alexis, her information is available under Connect and Professional Inquiries tab of this website.
I am tired. Yesterday’s copy edit fried my brain and I need to start writing. Instead I checked Facebook, which failed to entertain me, checked my email, which had no urgent matters, and checked the writer’s forum I occasionally haunt, which had no interesting topics. It’s raining outside, in a half-hearted fashion, like it can’t decide if it really wants to let it pour or if it wants to quit. It’s the kind of rain that makes you curl up somewhere and drift off. I just can’t claw my eyes open this morning.
I used to do a lot of crafts with my hands. The gemstone trees, the little sculpey dragons, etc. It’s been suggested that it would be a good idea if I got back to it, because it would give me a break from the computer screen. I’ve made the leap and ordered a cheap pasta machine to roll out my clay. Watch this go spectacularly wrong. With my luck, the pasta machine, which has no motor by the way, will explode as I roll the clay through it and burst out of the window in a cascade of glass shards. I have zero artistic ability, so I will probably just make a bunch of bean-shapes and paint cute cat faces on them.
So my question to you this morning: what do you like to do in your spare time?
As we are finishing work on the copyedit of White Hot, we thought we’d thank all of our long suffering betas. Thank you so much for your help and patience.
Today I bring you cute news: Starbound, the computer game that’s been in development for way too long, is finally out. And it’s so adorable. You make your character, selecting from six different species, and end up on a planet with nothing but your trusty matter manipulator tool, a broken sword, and whatever pet you have in your ship. My pet turned out to be a spotted cat, who likes to eat steak I get after killing alien monsters with a bow. Now you are forced to survive: you must cut down trees, make a house, learn to feed yourself, and mine ore to fix your ship so you can travel to the multitude of planets. If you are waiting for No Man’s Sky, this the pretty, PG 13 version. You do get to kill things. With giant hammers, if that’s your preference.
I stole some cute screenshots and launch trailer for you because I am too lazy to post my own.
Look at the cute farm animals.
The game gives you complete freedom. You can mire ore, or you can get through surface dungeons and find it in boxes. You can explore or settle down, or both. You can build a colony, which will be populated by colonists, or live in your ship.
I followed this game since it’s early development and I have to say I really enjoyed the finished 1.0 build. They pretty much overhauled everything. There are quests, and missions, and fluffalo. So my $15 was well spent. Of course, you mileage may vary. The game is available on Steam and GOG and other places.
Unfortunately, I can’t play Starbound right now. I have to go through a stack of White Hot copyedits. Dear Houston PD, you will be relieved to know that we consulted an actual homicide detective this time, so our Glocks only have internal safeties now. Three internal safeties.
OFS: Chapter 9 Part 2 and 3