Yep. Skiving* off again.
And this one is long even by my standards.
It also went live yesterday, drat it, because I already had the RT link for yesterday—the publishing world is supposed to revolve around me and my blog, don’t they get that?—and I’ve got another one for tomorrow which went up today, but that’s Too Bad. I’m not going to waste it just because there’s a slight pile-up. So if you’ve seen any of them before I post them here, keep it to yourself, okay?
And then maybe I’ll get round to telling you about introducing a new bell friend from a nice, organised part of the country to the anarchy and disarray that is ringing around here.
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* Malingering, shirking, bunking off. One of those splendid British terms no English speaker should be without.
And for those of you as technically challenged as I am, you want to click on ‘Read a Message from the Author’. You can click on anything else that strikes your fancy, of course, but the bit that I’m counting as tonight’s blog is there.
Meanwhile I’m finishing an interview/chat with Melissa Marr and there are two more guest blogs in the pipeline. I don’t know if marketing is going to spring any more on me or not, of course, but tonight I think I’ll play the piano and go to bed.
Last night’s concert was awesome. AWWWWESOME. So frelling awesome, in fact, that I came home with a buzz on the size of Nebraska and didn’t even try to go to bed till . . . um. Well. Late.* And it took me a while after that to turn the light off.**
And then the meter man woke me up four hours later to read the frelling meters. I got to stumble out into the greenhouse in my dressing-gown and move hundreds of empty plant pots so he could get at the frelling meter to read.
So thank the gods someone else posted one of my PEGASUS PUBLICATION CELEBRATION YAAAY guest blogs tonight so I don’t have to write anything for here***: http://www.booklovercarol.com/2010/11/guest-blog-robin-mckinley-on-world.html
And my publisher is giving away a PEGASUS-plus prize pack or two here:
So please wander over and enter.
I’m also in the YA category for RT’s 2010 Career Achievement Award, which is both a big wow and also a, you mean I’m that old? Snork. http://www.rtbookreviews.com/rt-awards/nominees-and-winners?award_type=author&year=2010
Please note I tweeted all of these earlier, so if you’re tweetaholics this is all old news. But the RT link kept jumping around and dumping me in previous years, so be sure you’re looking at 2010 if you click through. I did discover this way however that I’ve been on the life-achievement award nominees list before . . . I’ve been old for a very long time.
Plus another amazing PEGASUS and cake party update from Black Bear—keep scrolling.
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* It’s taken me exactly two days not only to eat that extra hour we were given back Saturday night, but to approach dangerous new levels of sleep avoidance. And this is the wrong time of year to get careless about mornings.
** Fiona, who also had a buzz problem but needed to get up for work early this morning, asked me how late I went to sleep last night. I told her. ROBIN!!!!!!!!! she said. And I thought I was bad!
You are bad. I’m just worse.
*** Which is not to say I’m not writing something for somewhere. I’ve just written a piece for . . . oh, well, maybe I shouldn’t tell you. Netiquette is still a semi-closed book to me. But it’ll be out next week. And then I have another piece that I’d better get started on tonight before my nerve fails. PEG II is beginning to look easy in comparison to all this how I write/how I wrote PEGASUS stuff I’ve been producing (on request) for PEG’s pub day and general rejoicing I mean marketing—writing about writing is THE WORST. It’s lovely to be wanted, and it’s lovely to have all the fuss for PEGASUS, and I’m very grateful, but . . . I have no idea! Stop trying to make me reveal the basic truth that I have no idea! Sigh. . . .
. . . and I have it OFF from blog post writing* because Holly Black has posted her interview with me: http://blackholly.livejournal.com/141708.html
I know this is fabulously early in the day** for me to be posting to my blog (like seven or eight hours early by my usual no-no-it’s-not-that-late-is-it-and-I-haven’t-written-my-post-yet system) but hey, why not? And anyone who gets Days in the Life by feed or is passing idly by and wants to enter Holly’s contest for another PEGASUS giveaway pack immediately . . . go for it.
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* YAAAAAAY. And Fiona and I are going to a concert tonight.
** Although thanks to Daylight Losings Time it’s already three-quarters dark at 4:45