I’ve listened to the entire audiobook of Hail Mary by Andy Weir. It was a good book. It had a lot of science.
I did not like the way it ended! Yeah, yeah, I get the set up for it and bitter sweet and all that, but I did not like it. I didn’t want bitter sweet, I just wanted sweet. My feelings cannot handle bitter right this second.
Do Not Like.
I usually color mandalas with very shiny glitter pens while listening, and the closer we got to the end, the more drab my mandalas became. Bleah.
And there you have it, my fussy book review.
Anyway, onto the fallout from the previous post. Fated Blades is Kinsmen, not Innkeeper. We haven’t selected the name for the innkeeper things yet. We don’t know if this is a novella or the final novel of the parents’ arc. We know nothing, John Snow. Except for the plot. We know that.
The preorder link for Ruby Fever on UK is probably real. Two days ago, the editor emailed requesting “copy,” a short synopsis of the book, which was supposed to be only used internally. We requested that it is kept off schedule. The book is going excruciatingly slow. Gordon and I are forcing ourselves through it. We have now passed all stages of making it easier and are down to the ultimate option: no deadline. This means the book will be done when it’s done. The pressure of having a deadline would make things a lot harder.
Apparently, despite that discussion, Avon feels that the book should be out on August 18, 2022.
I’d like to know the source of their optimism. Because it sure as hell not us or our “amazing” progress of writing 40K over the last 3 months, which is 1/3 of our typical writing speed. We should have been done by now… 3 times over.
Ironically, the book is good, apparently, from what everyone that read what we have says. It’s not the matter of quality. We just deeply hate it.
If the book is due on August 18, 2022, it must be in 8 months before that which would make it December. So we have a deadline of December. I’d scream, but I would scare the dogs.
Austin has gone back to Stage 5 COVID. The COVID is spreading at the fastest, most aggressive rate since the start of the pandemic. Right now there are 10 ICU beds available in the entire Region 0, meaning we have 10-ICU beds per 2.3 million people.
Trying to think of something nice to end the post with. Umm…. Well, turns out my medical appointments went better than expected. That’s something. No more cardio tests for a bit.
Yesterday there was a scorpion on the AC vent in Kid 1’s bathroom, which she saw by chance. It fell and we killed it before it stung her, so yay.
Kid 1’s boyfriend is slowly improving. Also yay.
I’m going to go into the office and write at least 1,000 words.