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In a display of wonderful timing, Trent Reznor has made the Karen O cover of "Immigrant Song" available for download. It's like he knows what my book needs.

The Winter Road (The Ashen Throne? I can't decide! TWR is a better title, but TAT is more pertinent to the book.)
Words today: 1633
Words total: 12229
Darling: To be safe, she brought her boot down hard on his sword hand, feeling the crunch of bone through leather, and kicked the weapon away with her toe. I'm not happy with the construction of the sentence, but I love it when Isyllt is a bitch.
Mean things: Two weeks without a bath, assassins in alleys, gunshot in an enclosed space, watching your boyfriend get shot. (Isyllt isn't the only bitch here.)

Downum's Law: The time spent writing combat scenes is inversely proportional to actual combat time. But after spending hours on a five minute scuffle, I stumbled over an unexpected twist. I may rethink it, but a moment of auctorial nastiness could serve to leave Isyllt alone and off balance, and allow me to conserve characters.

When you find yourself giggling and clapping after shooting someone in the lung, writing or serial murder are really the only life choices left to you.

Date: 2011-12-02 06:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mmaresca.livejournal.com
For what it's worth, The Ashen Throne grabs me more than The Winter Road.

Date: 2011-12-02 08:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] talyafera.livejournal.com
The Ashen Throne sounds more enticing to me. :3 My two cents!

Date: 2011-12-02 11:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] saare-snowqueen.livejournal.com
OOoohh More Isyllt. She's wonderful. I like either title. Use one now and save the other for next.

My review of The Drowning City will be up on Innsmouth Free Press E.mag sometime in December, I'll let you know when I have the date.

Date: 2011-12-02 11:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] malinaldarose.livejournal.com
I agree that The Ashen Throne sounds better, but that could just be my general aversion to winter....

Date: 2011-12-03 12:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hawkwing-lb.livejournal.com
Isyllt is such fun when nasty.

*also likes Ashen Throne*

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