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I couldn't resist snarking the new novella, and brought it over here to share. (It's also posted on my own LJ.)

Summary:
There is a lot that is not in this one.
Characters who do NOT appear: Richard, Micah, Cynric, Jean-Claude, Dev, Nicky.
However, there is also no real plot.  As usual, it's all about Anita.

She has, however, made Cynric 19 (so now he's legal) but he's still a senior in high school.

Enjoy!

PS: Mods, I didn't tag because I couldn't remember if you wanted us to or if you would.  My apologies if I made the wrong choice!
Jason: The Snark )
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Link: The Four of Us
Disclaimer: This blog entry is verbatim, as originally posted on LKH's blog. Copyright belongs to Ma Petite Enterprises.

The Four of Us )
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Link: Sep 8 2014, 11:43
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Sep 8 2014 )
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Link: Dec 21 2013, 10:11
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Treadmill and meditation with a side of writing this morning. Lunch and holiday shopping with Jon and our daughter, Trinity, with a side of office supplies to help me organize the end of A Shiver of Light.

This is a complex plot bringing together plot threads from nearly all the previous Merry Gentry novels. It's so complex that I have actually purchased a presentation easel and white board for my office. I use to use walls, but all my walls are already covered in sticky notes. I need clear space, so . . . a white board and notes to put in order, and dry erase markers, and . . . the end game is long and needs choreography and a map.
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Link: Dec 19 2013, 14:01
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Worked on A Shiver of Light until midnight last night. Got to bed around 1AM. Got 3 hours of sleep, got gym in, lunch with Jon and Trinity, wrote, and worked with my editor on the cover copy for the book. It's always harder to write when the book is still being written, but it's also a complex plot and we're having to decide how much to "give away" in the cover copy. When it's finished, I'll share.
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Link: Dec 1 2013, 14:30
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Nine hours at my desk, four pages to show for it. I don't mind 9 hour days when I get twenty plus pages, which does happen, but a four to nine ratio just feels like punishment.

But if I'd left early I wouldn't even have the four pages, so it was worth the time for the pages, but still I'm hoping that I've finally figured out how to approach the next part. I'm beginning to feel like Wiley E. Coyote, every time I think I've got a clever, no fail plan, it blows up in my face, or just sits there inert. There's always a part of almost every book that makes me feel like I just need to nuke the road runner from orbit - it's the only way to be sure. Good, bad, indifferent, I just want to get the bird, reach the goal, be done. I'll feel better tomorrow after some sleep, but right now, "Beep, beep, my ass."

Dancing

Sep. 18th, 2013 07:51 pm
lliira: Fang from FF13 (Fang)
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It's worse than we predicted. I did a really loose sporking of it here while reading it, as that was the only way I could get through it. It is deadly dull.

There are many pages of suburban children learning ballet steps. There is no crimesolving, no action, and no sex, though there are many pages about Nathaniel being a stripper and some Unfortunate Implications regarding the kid Matthew. All the characters but Anita, Micah, and Nathaniel are human, and they could be replaced with full humans with no effect on the plot, such as it isn't. I do not know who LKH wrote this book for. Perhaps she is trying to alienate the last of her fans.

(I hope it's okay to post this here.)
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Link: Mar 1 2013, 15:29
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I think I wrote the beginning of the next Anita Blake novel today. I didn't mean to, I just had that jittery feeling that I get sometimes when an idea is ready to burst out and become real. I honestly thought it would be a different idea, but I've had it happen before that at the end of one book in a series the next is loud in my head. It's not ready to be written by any means, but it's ready to be begun. I already did five pages on a brand new character that will be in the next book, but that was cut from Affliction. Today I sat down and did thirteen pages of what seems to be the beginning of another Anita novel. Now, will it be the next one, or a different one? I have openings of twenty, thirty pages, that have either never been used, or have been cut up and used in different books, but it had been a few years since I'd been moved to write so spontaneously and quickly on the same series when I'd just finished a book in that series. It felt great and it's a fun scene. I'll put it away for a few days while I finish up Italian interviews, and other business stuff. Once the new scene has cooled off some I'll see if it is really the beginning of a new book, or if it's just a fun and interesting scene I had to write in order to make room in the creative pipeline.
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Link: Affliction Update
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Affliction Update )
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Link: Jan 20 2013, 15:58
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Wow, you guys really liked yesterday's sentence teaser from Affliction! I've written Anita out of the elevator, but we're still fighting zombies in the basement hallway. I'm beginning to remember why I don't play with zombies much. They don't talk, so no witty dialogue. They are single minded so can't be distracted, or tricked. They aren't sexy, at all. In my world you can shoot them to pieces & the pieces keep trying to eat you, only incineration destroys them, & that's hard to do in the basement of a public building full of people. I'm pretty sure the fire marshal would frown on it.
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Link: Jan 04 2013, 14:41
Dislcaimer: This blog entry is verbatim, as originally posted on LKH's Facebook. Copyright belongs to Ma Petite Enterprises.
MOD NOTE: Now that the new year has kicked in, we'll be experimenting with updates from her Facebook as she's been updating that with book/writing info more often than her blog. Same rules as blogflogs apply.

Just discovered I dropped a plot point about a 100 pages back. Not sure how to fix it. Discouraged writer is discouraged; damn it. Jon has read up to this point, tomorrow we'll brainstorm but tonight I'm fighting a headache & the urge to apply my head to my desk.

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