Wednesday, January 11, 2006

day two, smart puppies, and audio books

Day two of my late New Years resolution, and the writing again went rather well. The muse still didn't concentrate for more than two hours at a time, but I ended up writing 12 pages, so the muse can fart around all she wants if that's the sort of output we end up with. Right now, I'm in the middle of the 'nasty' scene, and just about to put Riley in the stocks (literally) and torture her some. It'll be interesting to see how this whole scene reads once I actually finish it. Then, of course, I have the scene I've been building up to for the past three books--the fight between Gautier and Riley. This one does scare me--because of said build up--and I just hope I can do justice to it. I'm currently sitting on 370 pages done, and hoping to be on 380 this time tomorrow (if the needle in the shoulder doesn't hurt my arm too much this afternoon. Yeah, yeah, I'm a wuss :) )

In other book news, Random House sent me a couple of copies of the audio book of Full Moon Rising. They look absolutely smashing, and been I've proudly showing them off to anyone and everyone who will give me the chance (even some who didn't want to give me the chance :D ) The actress they got to read is Tamara Lovatt-Smith (who, eerily, rather looks like the image I had of Riley), and she does a brill job. I've only had the time to listen to some of the first disk, and I have to say, it's rather odd at first to hear someone reading your own words. But it's also such a buzz!

In puppy news, the shitting machine known as Finn is proving to be a very smart little man indeed. He's already worked out how to use the dog door, though the heavy plastic dog door flap probably weighs a whole lot more than he does. He doesn't use it to go outside to do his business, of course. He just goes out to wreck the garden some more. And he's already walking on a lead--as long as the leaping lab is being walked with him. Put him on a lead any other time and you have a fight on your hands. Still, it's a start, and considering he's not quite ten weeks old, he's doing rather well.


Blogger Rachel Vincent said...

Keri! I love your new site design!

Also, I took the link you have posted for the site with the free web images. Awesome, thanks!

Does the cover of the audio book look different than the actual book? If so, any chance you can post it?

11:31 AM, January 11, 2006  
Blogger Kez said...

Thanks :)

the audio cover looks similar to the books, but I'll post it all the same :)

4:10 PM, January 11, 2006  
Blogger maura said...

Keri, the new site design is great. I can't wait to read the new book, I have had it on order from Amazon forever it seems. Sounds like the little guy is a handful. There is a book, What Every Good Dog Should Know, by Jack Volhard, that is a really great help in training. It helps that Jack has a sense of humor. He taught my obedience instructor and she is awesome. I also like crates, my guys always got into trouble when my husband just let them run amok, so they spend alot of time in their crate until they get to be about a year. Oh well, I have to enter the little Angel in a dog show, I already entered her for one day, but the teacher says she will have no problem with two, all the faster to that first title. Take care with that shoulder.

6:54 AM, January 12, 2006  
Blogger Kez said...

Actually, little Finn is pretty good considering he's barely 10 weeks old. I bitch, but he's actually learning a whole lot faster than I figured he would.) But thanks for the book recommendation--will definitely look it up. And we do have a pen--we had to get one to ensure the leaping lab was stayed home when we went out. Seven foot electric fences just weren't enough.

Good luck with the dog shows!

8:27 AM, January 12, 2006  

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