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Dawn's Sacrifice has graduated from developmental edits to copy edits. I sent it out on Monday and should have it back in couple weeks. I think we are on target for a march release. Now, I have to find other work to do while I wait. No thumb twiddling. I say that as though I don't have a to-do list a mile long. I have SPF courses to finish, Newletter Ninja to read, Fiction Formula...I am determined to learn and succeed. I have a steampunk fantasy in progress, Skyborn, that's up on the docket. In the writing of it, I realized that it is actually book two in the timeline, so as soon as I wrap up draft one, I'm going to set it aside and write Ironblood. Any one here like steampunk? I think it has the coolest aesthetic.
For those wondering, Panya is settling in and growing like a weed. He still seems small, but he's catching up to Koneko fast. She still doesn't love him, but mostly tolerates him, except in the morning before breakfast, she's too hangry first thing in the morning and yells at him until I feed them. 0.0" He lost a baby tooth yesterday. I probably wouldn't even have noticed, but he spit it out at me. I was worried he'd broken it for a minute until I remembered cats lose their milk teeth too. XD
Dawn's Sacrifice is close!!!
My kitten, Panya, I mean. Isn't he adorable?
My cat, Koneko, is NOT pleased by this intruder to her space. She alternates between ignoring him or yelling at him for existing. It's not his fault someone dumped him in the middle of winter where I work. At least that's what we figure. He was too clean to have gone far through the boonies around here, no chip, no missing notices. Sad that someone does this to them, but it actually is how I've gotten a good percentage of my pets over the years. Koneko herself showed up on our property and was never claimed. I'm happy to love them. She's getting used to the idea.
It's only been a week since Panya came home. He's settled right in much to her dismay and Arashi, my dog's confusion, she thought she had a new chase toy but he loves her and rubrubpurrpurrs all over her, and she's totally confused by him. LMAO Her face every time. Spark, my other dog, has been pretty laid back about it as long as he gets his share of the loves.
I have learned that my house is NOT kitten proof. I didn't realize how mature Koneko is these days, she's 11 already. Panya is a very busy little boy and gets up and into everything he can and thinks my sketch board is his personal slide/ramp. (it's really really not.) -.-" We're working on that one.
For those still wondering, Panya is Japanese (anime nerd here) for baker. Because he runs around squishsquishing with his paws. On a similar strain, Koneko=kitten, Arashi Harou=stormy blessings, if I've got all my translations right. I didn't know I was keeping Spark when I named him or I probably would have done a bit better. (He's from Arashi's first and only litter.)
...I think this is already the longest post I've ever written and not a word about books yet. haha. ^.^' What can I say? I love my fur babies.
On the bookside. Dawn's Sacrifice is on my editor's deck for the second round. (Nerves.) Clockwork Dragons steampunk fantasy anthology is out! I got my copies yesterday. I know I keep saying it, but it suits my astethic, isn't it pretty? There's a peek at my artside project underneath it. I'm carving on a big cedar chest I came across at the thrift store.
C. H. Knyght. author of fantasy and paranormal tales. Magic is creation.