21 Lennitay Still no progress. 22 Lennitay I’ve found something I don’t understand—no, that’s not true, I understand it perfectly but I—this is stupid, I’m so tired from practicing the th’an that I’m not thinking straight. I came back to my room directly after dinner, because of the aforementioned tiredness, but I wasn’t sleepy; in…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 66
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20 Lennitay Small setback—not sure how thick to make the thread. Lots of experimentation until Terrael suggested practicing the th’an until that’s successful, then working out how large it has to be for the kathana. Terrael is definitely the brightest of us all and I’m pretty sure he’s angling to be a Kilios himself someday.…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 65
…especially writers who are, as I was yesterday, facing one final round of line edits on a manuscript that’s been through four beta readers and two line edits by different people. Taking criticism is hard, which is why I rarely read my own reviews. Reviews are for readers, not authors, and a reader’s criticism comes…Continue reading Nobody likes a critic…
19 Lennitay Made fire like a string of burning thread, first attempt. It’s actually easier than the other version of the pouvra and takes less concentration. Drew everyone’s names in the air to show off my own language’s alphabet until Vorantor insisted I get down to work. Everyone annoyed with Vorantor, including his own mages.…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 64
18 Lennitay Well, I did sleep, eventually, and woke clutching this book against my chest, just in time to hide it under my pillow when the servant came to rouse me. She was aghast at the vomit, which did smell horrible, and brought in a couple of other servants to clean it up and bring…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 63
17 Lennitay, very early The drink gave me nightmares. Everyone in that eating place had the dead woman’s face, with that look of confusion she wore just before she died. Then they all fell down and shattered like the plate into ruby shards that the God-Empress stitched into her clothing, except they became golden because…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 62
So Charity over at aTransParentMom interviewed me for her Face-Off series, which is a hoot–I recommend looking at some of the other great interviews she’s done with writers. It was really fun, and as part of it I’m also doing a Rafflecopter giveaway for both SERVANT OF THE CROWN and RIDER OF THE CROWN! Check out…Continue reading Face-Off Interview with me!
16 Lennitay Dreamed about the soldier twisting that collenna master’s head until her neck snapped. Woke in the dark and couldn’t get the see-in-dark pouvra to work, then couldn’t sleep without seeing the dead woman’s face. Cederic once again unavailable. I should have just pushed my way into the conversation, but I couldn’t bear the…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 61