June 29th, 2009


Chapter 3!

After much hilarious techfail here at Casa Gata con Botas, and by hilarious I mean I pouted at my computer for like a full hour, Chapter Three of The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland is up.

It's a biiiig, meaty chapter, with witches in.

And the Fairyland Museum is also live! (If you have additions, in any sort of media, send them to me anytime.)

And if you click the Wyvern (no, seriously) at the end of the chapter, you can access a new feature, the super-awesome Author's Commentary. Which is like a Director's Commentary, only for books and by me, wherein I chatter about the writing of this week's chapter, talk about various craft-type things, crack jokes, and say "um" a lot. Just like Ridley Scott! But, you know, a girl.

I've been wanting to do this for ages and ages, so I'm really excited to have finally managed it. I hope it's as fun for you all as listening to director's commentaries is for me. I fully realize I am a dork about commentaries, though.

And damn am I tired of hearing my own voice after all that recording. I could not talk for a week, and that would be sweet.

If there's anything you guys want me to talk about on future commentaries, ask away!

Now, I collapse into a heap of sleeping, still slightly wet from rainstorm Cat.
c is for cat

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  • 10:32 @ifearzombies I live on a wee island in the Atlantic. The ferry? Is a GIANT catamaran. Named Cat. #
  • 21:30 Preparing to walk home in rain with no umbrella. About as pleased as you'd imagine a wet cat to be. #
  • 21:55 @ifearzombies Always! The idea of a snarky black haired LA house elf appeals. #
  • 22:05 @kythryne taught me linked beady necklace things & gave me gorgeous City of Marrow earrings, & also pasta. & let me play w/ her puppy. Win. #
  • 22:45 My cat always reminds me of that old comic about how living with a cat is like living with a tweeker... #
  • 01:47 And Garage Band just ate my entire audio file. #
  • 03:28 @grahamsleight I haven't heard either. #
  • 05:21 New #Fairyland chapter up! Now with Author's Commentary--like Director's Commentary for books! catherynnemvalente.com/fairyland #
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One humbly mews that authors thrive on feedback, which is doubly true when writing this fast and this much, even if it is negative feedback, so one can correct one's course. In print this takes the form of article reviews and Amazon reviews and such, online it means comments and discussion. It is hard to speak into a vacuum.

Which is all to say: there's a Fairyland Chapter 3 discussion thread here, and it is lonely. There's also this post, obviously. (And did you all like the Commentary? If no one liked it, I shan't record more...)

And don't forget to check out tim_pratt 's The Bone Shop, which went live today! Both projects could use donations--remember that these are entirely crowdfunded shows.)