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Hello!

I've discovered one unfortunate thing about writing, or attempting to write, two novels concurrently. I'm incapable of writing anything else. I finish writing for the day, and any creativity, any wit, and most of my outrage (okay that last might be a bit of an overstatement), has evaporated, leaving me strangely silent. This would be why I have been absent; I stare at the screen and cannot think of one interesting thing to say.

But! .

Cast in Fury made the extended NYT trade paperback fiction list for the 19th of October. My editor emailed me with the news on Thursday. I work at the store on Friday, and when I got home from work, I discovered these:



Sent by my editor and Tracey Langmiur, from Luna, to help celebrate this fact. They are really very nice, in that picture-doesn't-do-them-justice way.

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magicnoire
Oct. 12th, 2008 03:56 am (UTC)
Congrats!
trektone
Oct. 12th, 2008 03:58 am (UTC)
Congratulations! And it was swell seeing you at ConClave! Must send you a few pics (rather than posting them here).
msagara
Oct. 12th, 2008 04:03 am (UTC)
Congratulations! And it was swell seeing you at ConClave! Must send you a few pics (rather than posting them here).

I had a great time, it was wonderful to see you, and your concert was the highlight of the convention (even more so for Thomas than for me -- he was still talking about it a few days later!).

I didn't take enough notes, though =/. I'm clearly very bad at the concept of trip or convention reports.
domynoe
Oct. 12th, 2008 04:04 am (UTC)
CONGRATS!
kristine_smith
Oct. 12th, 2008 04:10 am (UTC)
Congratulations!
hhertzof
Oct. 12th, 2008 04:27 am (UTC)
Congrats! I've got it sitting here and I'm hoping I'll have a chance to sit down and read it Monday.
msss
Oct. 12th, 2008 04:49 am (UTC)
Congratulations! I picked it up on Thursday and gulped half of it down before realising that I really really had to go to bed or I would fail to get up the next morning and miss the plane. But I finished it on the plane. :)

It was lovely. Thank you.
duchesspariah
Oct. 12th, 2008 05:02 am (UTC)
It is coming in the mail. I'm uber-excited! :)
damedini
Oct. 12th, 2008 05:27 am (UTC)
Happy dance!!!! It's fabulous! I devoured it in short order and I truly think it's the best of the series so far.
mandragora1
Oct. 12th, 2008 07:18 am (UTC)
Many congratulations.

Thought I'd let you know that Amazon.co.uk underestimated demand for Cast in Fury. I preordered from them for the book release due in the UK on 3 October but was told on 2 October that they'd be unable to fulfill my order until 31 October to 15 November (presume that's when the next print run is expected).

Needless to say I was spitting nails! *g*

I was away at the time, but took my first opportunity to go to Forbidden Planet yesterday to pick it up instead.

Anyway, bad news for me, but good news on the sales front!
rshute
Oct. 12th, 2008 09:31 am (UTC)
Congratulations!
I also had this problem with amazon.co.uk but I purchased the ebook while I wait for my paper copy.
I'm not sure if ebooks are even counted on bestseller lists, does any one know?
(no subject) - msagara - Oct. 12th, 2008 08:03 pm (UTC) - Expand
tobemeagain
Oct. 12th, 2008 07:22 am (UTC)
Congrats. That is wonderful news.
mizkit
Oct. 12th, 2008 07:23 am (UTC)
Oh, *congratulations*! How utterly fantastic! YAY!
arachnejericho
Oct. 12th, 2008 07:41 am (UTC)
Most excellent! Congratulations!
estara
Oct. 12th, 2008 08:41 am (UTC)
Glückwunsch! I was just wondering where to comment on one of your older posts that Cast in Fury has arrived this Friday safe and sound in my letterbox in Germany.

I already was reading another book, otherwise I would read it right away, but it'll be my reward for doing some stuff for work today.

If your silence is good for your books, I can (sadly, but..) bear with it.
estara
Oct. 13th, 2008 04:47 pm (UTC)
So I finished Cast in Fury in one go on Sunday night, and while I don't think it's the best book in the series (I think the second one was best so far), I do think it's my second most favourite.

I also hope you were able to sell more of them to the publisher (especially after this welcome bit of news).
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twiegand
Oct. 12th, 2008 11:55 am (UTC)
Congratulations! You are allowed to missing absent if you continue provide such excellent written excuses. I'll get my copy from you as soon as I get to the store again. However, I may have to read it from a library before I head to TO.

Give my best to the family. I hope you at least got to spend some time with them. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.
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