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I talked with my editor at Penguin a few hours ago and learned that I should have a couple of copies of Murder of Angels, "hot off the presses," by Thursday. I don't think I'm ready for this. It's like having to attend the high-school graduation of a kid to whom you almost died giving birth. Well, I couldn't actually know that it's like that, having never given birth to a biological child, much less attended said child's graduation, but maybe the simile works anyway. I'll have copies of the book at Dragon*Con. And the release date is September 7th, I think. Wow.

Spooky's talked about doing dolls based on various of my characters for a couple of years now, but I think she's really going to make a couple soon. She's considering doing a Dancy doll first, and then a Narcissa Snow doll. If this happens, we'll probably have one to show at Dragon*Con and take orders. Or something like that.

"The Pearl Diver" has finally left my hands and gone to the editor of FutureShocks. I spent a sizable chunk of the day on it. The final word count was 6,732 words.

And here's a link to the website for M. Night Shyamalan's The Village, because I was asked to provide it. I can only hope the film creeps me out half as much as the trailer and website has.

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robyn_ma
Jul. 28th, 2004 12:13 am (UTC)
'I don't think I'm ready for this. It's like having to attend the high-school graduation of a kid to whom you almost died giving birth.'

not only that, it's the high-school graduation of a kid you almost-fatally gave birth to within the past year. there's not even an 18-year grace period.

perhaps your publisher would be amenable to waiting 18 years before going to press, while giving you sizable advances each year.

'And here's a link to the website for M. Night Shyamalan's The Village, because I was asked to provide it. I can only hope the film creeps me out half as much as the trailer and website has.'

night is a really strong filmmaker with a seemingly effortless command of mood and atmosphere — i adore how he will let the camera sit on a silent moment and draw out the humanity as well as the suspense — but the increasing hype surrounding his films (especially that fake sci-fi channel 'documentary') has left a bad taste in my mouth. i've intentionally not read a lot about the village — i'd like to keep rediscovering him afresh, the way i did when i was knocked on my keister by the sixth sense when all i was expecting was a cheesy bruce willis ghost flick.
scarletboi
Jul. 28th, 2004 12:35 am (UTC)
We will be seeing The Village Thursday. It must rock, oh yes, it must.

As for having MoA at Dragon*Con. W00T!

That's right. 1337 5p34k.
oneirophrenia
Jul. 28th, 2004 02:24 am (UTC)
The Villagre is gonna rock hardcore. Shyamalan's a little uneven when it comes to directing and scriptwriting--but he more than makes up for it in atmospherics. Plus, the film's set here in Pennsylvania and I'll bet you $10 that it reminds me completely of the town I live in.
crybabymommie
Jul. 28th, 2004 02:24 am (UTC)
...oh a narcissa snow doll would be something i'd like to see,when she does work on making a doll it turns into a personal gift of creation to everyone..the modern "primative" doll world is capturing lots of people's imagination..best wishes on that idea to your *spooky*
bloodlette
Jul. 28th, 2004 08:39 am (UTC)
I should very much like to see a Narcissa doll, just having finished Low Red Moon. She certainly seems to be one of the more sexually charged characters... it will be intriguing to see her manifest in visual form.

In the meantime, definitely looking forward to Murder of Crows.
bloodlette
Jul. 29th, 2004 11:35 am (UTC)
oy, yeah..
sorry bout that one.
*smacks forehead*

crows on the brain.
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