tinhuvielartanis: (Cadmus Art)
This came to me in the middle of the night as I lay half-awake in the dark: Corruption and blasphemy undulated from his being with every beat of his withered heart. I may use that with the prompt from a few days ago. If I keep going like this, I'll have a drabble comprised of nothing but prompts. That would be a first.

In other news, I'll be delving deeper into the the third draft manuscript of The Blood Crown and making changes where needed as suggested by The Mother Unit. I need to get this done so I can pass it on to [livejournal.com profile] gunslingaaahhh as I want to get the finished product to Sophie ASAP. Khanada is wanting to draw Cadmus and asked me if I had any suggestions for the picture. I mentioned that a crown of thorns in the background would be superb. If all turns out well, her picture will be the cover of The Blood Crown as she's already given me permission to use the picture however I want. Of course, I'll need to get written permission for Fey Publishing's records, but I don't foresee that being a problem. Things seem to be magickally coming together.

Autographed

Oct. 1st, 2010 04:43 pm
tinhuvielartanis: (Chalice)
The first batch of autographed books will be going out tomorrow. I have to wait to receive the second batch to sign, so please be patient with me. I went to address the package for Barry and I couldn't find his address! Like a moron, I had to email him and request his domicile once again. He's going to become convinced I'm a stalker, especially if my dream comes true and I end up living in the West Country. Even though I would be in Avebury, not Swindon.
tinhuvielartanis: (Cadmus Castigation)
I've done a bit more self-promotion today and I've come to grips with the ugly truth: I can pump up anybody, but I get shy about myself. Sophie has said the push of the book will happen in a few months, when she will be promoting all the Fey books. I'm grateful for that because I feel like I suck at doing this for myself. I'll take opportunities to advertise the book, but I'm clueless about anything else I can so right now. I'm just hoping the book does well via hearsay and that it explodes in popularity once Sophie weaves her magick wand.
tinhuvielartanis: (Chalice)
I keep being asked this so, here goes.

If you want me to autograph your copy of 'The Chalice.' please send $25 to susperia5atyahoo.com on PayPal. Once I get your dough, I'll get the book, sign it, and send it your way. I could really use the dough, so please consider this.

Good God!

Sep. 29th, 2010 10:29 am
tinhuvielartanis: (Chalice)
That last post almost drove me to distraction thanks to the html and xml codes. I was about to tear the computer apart and run about like a hooligan. Now that I have that sorted (for the most part), I can get on with my other jobs. I'm looking for sites that do free reviews and, especially, reviews from reading a file instead of reading an actual book. I'll need to buy more books for the review sites and, to be honest, I don't have the money to do that.

If you have any recommended sites, please pass them on to me. I'm eager to get the book Out There. I want to do my part in this, even though I know Sophie is working hard to promote the book herself. I surely don't want to step on any toes when all I want to do is help.

So yeah, I'm trolling through sites like that. I'm also going to force myself to start reading my book. I've read it a dozen times, proofreading and altering things. This is the final product. I want to see what has come to fruition.

I made Aunt Tudi some toast. She wasn't much for eating and her shoulder is in such bad pain, she just wasn't up to fixing her own breakfast. Despite her illnesses, she insists on being independent. The problem is, she's 66 and has a host of health problems. Her days of being completely self-sufficient are waning.
tinhuvielartanis: (Chalice)
I got my copies. Have you ordered yours yet?

the books!
tinhuvielartanis: (Chalice)
I got 'em I got 'em! They're beautiful! Everyone involved in making this a reality really outdid themselves. I am so happy. Now...It's time to do some signing. SQUEE!
tinhuvielartanis: (Maul - shit)
UPS hasn't delivered the books yet. I'm freaked out. I'm having flashbacks to when I worked and had to talk the company out of the shithole of trouble because UPS dropped the ball. What if they delivered to the wrong location or refused to leave the package because Uncle Michael can't make it to the door? I keep refreshing the UPS page to see what's going on with the package and all I get is "in transit." I want "delivered." I'd have so much relief and be happy to finally hold the books in my hands. Today was supposed to be the day. UPS, don't screw it up. Please.

What if...

Sep. 28th, 2010 12:14 pm
tinhuvielartanis: (Khaaaaaan!!)
I'm as jumpy as a virgin at a prison rodeo. I'm being bombarded with "what ifs."

What if...

  • The books get lost en route to Uncle Michael's house

  • The books are damaged in transit

  • The books arrive and they look horrible (despite Stacy and Amy's beautiful work)

  • The books aren't delivered today despite their being out for delivery

  • I get the wrong books

  • I mess up signing the books thanks to my shaky hands

  • I write the wrong name in the wrong book

  • I don't have enough books and have to get more

  • I open the book box, have a heart attack and die right there



So that's how my day is going. How's about you?

Nerves

Sep. 28th, 2010 09:39 am
tinhuvielartanis: (Chalice)
The books are out for delivery today. I've already written out what I'm going to write in each book. I'm put off that [livejournal.com profile] morriganwind and [livejournal.com profile] booraven22 went and bought copies 'cos they were on my list of recipients. Oh well, boo on them. I'm particularly nervous about sending a copy to Barry. What on Earth is he going to think? That I'm a whacko? That I'm a cloaked genius? That I have serious Shriekback issues? I don't know. But this is my bit of bravery to send him a copy. After all the inspiration he's given me, he deserves a signed copy of the book that features our demonic brainchild.

I just wish they'd get here already. Hurry up UPS! WTF?
tinhuvielartanis: (Chalice)
I can now die a happy woman.

The Chalice.
tinhuvielartanis: (Chalice)
I'll be getting my books no later than the 28th. Can I wait until then without having a Beeker attack? God only knows. Sophie has been incredibly communicative with me and most helpful. I can't ask for a better publisher than Fey Publishing. When they tout the phrase "see the world through different eyes," they truly mean it. I can't wait until it truly goes live on Amazon so I can show it off. I'm wondering if it'll be available on Barnes & Noble as well. There's just a part of me that hopes it shows up there.

We're planning on a trip to Asheville soon, at which time I'll be taking a copy of the book to Malaprops. Something tells me they'll be wanting to buy wholesale and pat me on the back for mentioning them. There are a lot of Ashevillian sites mentioned, but Malaprops is a bookstore. What bookstore wouldn't want a book that mentions them?

But all this hinges on whether or not I can wait until 28 September. I mean, man...KABOOM. That's how I feel. Maybe a nerve pill is in order. meemeemeemeeemeeemeee!

On a less freaked-out side of this post, if you receive your copy of the book, read it and want to write a review. Please do! Copy it to me and Amazon too. The more exposure I can get, the better it all is for the Tinlet.
tinhuvielartanis: (Cadmus Wrath)
Order your copy of The Chalice right here. Feel the pure Cadmusian energy in your hands for the first time in...evar!

Surreal

Sep. 21st, 2010 11:24 am
tinhuvielartanis: (T and B)
I just feel totally surreal that The Chalice has actually been published. I have 16 copies headed my way for autographing and sending off to others. The one I'm super-frightened about (no big surprise here) is Barry Andrews. Next nervous is Carl Marsh. I still haven't decided yet whether or not it's a good idea to tell him that Cadmus is named after him. Barry has always known that Cadmus was is demon child, but I don't know how he'll react to all the horrible things that Cadmus actually does. I don't want the book to affect our relationship, so I hoping he'll take it all in stride, knowing that the character is inspired by his music and is not about him. We've talked about this before, so I know it's all good, but I'm still grousing and navel-gazing about the whole thing.

Another thing I'm nervous about is going live on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. I never thought my name would be on their websites.

And when on Earth did Wicca become mainstream. It was just mentioned on the View like it was no big deal. We worked so hard in the 90s to be recognised as a real spiritual path and it looked pretty bleak that this was going to happen. Now it's like "don't offend the Wiccans" year. What the hell happened while I was Solitary? Did the Wiccan community suddenly get some sort of PR person during my absence? Of course, it's only the Wiccans who are getting a break. If you're a Wiccan, it's all good. Call yourself a Witch and people run for the hills. It's the same thing, jack-wagon, just the term 'Witch' is closer to the actual tradition. Get the hell over it.
tinhuvielartanis: (Default)
AT&T is having Internet issues, which means I can't get online and do the stuff I wanted to do with The Chalice. The first official day it's out and people are excited about it, I can't do diddly. I could throttle the Intarwebs Gods. ::shakes hand to the aether:: Darn you! Darn you all to heck!

I honestly can't believe how many people are wanting signed copies of the book. And here I am with crap penmanship. Guess I should start practicing.


It's been hours since I've had an Internet connection and it's driving me crazy. What's going on? What's the skinny, the dealio, the ultimate news? I have nothing of it and I want it badly! I feel like a limb has been chopped off and no one designed a prosthetic for me. It sucks to the nth degree. I feel like fretting, but I'm too busy feeling sorry for myself to fret. The time is 9:20 PM DST.


Damn damn damn.


The time is now 7:30 DST. Still no connectivity. The monkey on my back is jumping up and down and screeching. I think it's a howler monkey. I'll be heading to the library at 9 PM to catch up with my emails and see how the book is doing. This could not have happened to me at a worst time! Dammit on a kebab stick!

No wait...I have it! I have connectivity! It's alive, I tell you, aliiiiiiive!

tinhuvielartanis: (Chalice)
After the sacrificial offering of blood, sweat, and tears, I'm happy to announce that The Chalice is now available for purchase. You can go to the Fey website for now and order it straight from the publisher. I'm sure after some time, it will be available via other media but, for now, you can buy it directly from Fey. Here's the link:



Please buy the book voraciously and pass the word on that the book is now available. The official release date was September 10th, my birthday. How cool is that? Happy purchasing and, most importantly, happy reading!

**EDIT**
Those of you who want a signed copy can send me the money and I'll get the book and sign it for you. Just be sure that I have your full name. I know most of you, but I don't want to make any mistakes in whom I'm signing a book for. That would suck.
tinhuvielartanis: (Chalice)
This may explain my glee over the skin-like cover.

tinhuvielartanis: (Chalice)
I've seen it, but I still can't believe it. Words just aren't sufficient. Instead, I shall opt to "squee" at [livejournal.com profile] spydielives until she has the authorities come in and euthanise me. I think that [livejournal.com profile] m0usegrrl will be squeeing along with me when she sees it. The work being done to release this book is breathtaking and humbling. I can't thank [livejournal.com profile] spydielives and [livejournal.com profile] theafaye for all the work done, and in duress thanks to my dumb ass making things 10 times more difficult. In my mind, I'm dancing some ridiculous hillbilly jig that I made up on the spot. Join me if you dare.

Proof

Sep. 2nd, 2010 10:33 am
tinhuvielartanis: (Chalice)
Sophie sent me the final proof of The Chalice overnight. It looks beautiful! She's done an exemplary job on the manuscript. I emailed her back with one change to the acknowledgments and that should be it; it'll be ready for publishing. I still can't believe this is happening. It's like I'm living someone else's life.
tinhuvielartanis: (Chalice)
Happy September!

The lyrics are back in the book and getting them back allowed me to have more "conversation" with Carl Marsh. The man is a sweetheart. He passed on the lyrics to his two songs on the new Shriek album and I explained to him what I did with the song-by-songs for the band. He's just an absolute joy to communicate with, just like Barry Andrews, but without the fright. Ha ha!

So yeah, September. The MONTH. This is the month The Vampire Relics is due to be released. I'm nervous as hell. What if everyone hates it? How would that affect The Blood Crown and The Augury of Gideon? What if a posse is formed to come hang me for my written transgressions? This is where my brain is. Hope for the best, expect the worse. Thanks loads, Mel Brooks.

Aunt Tudi and I have errands to run and we need to drop by Wal-Mart for a handful of things. Gods forbid, I don't want to go there, but there's nothing for it. Go we must. Perhaps something worth writing about will pop up while I'm there. We shall see.

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