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Today I decided to make a post with links in it! Often, I want to say something, and then I find that someone else has said what I wanted to say much better than I could say it, and then I say to myself 'Well, that's done, excellent' and I go back to staring at my Peter Pan as James Bond short story.

For instance, there has been much talking about covers lately. I have not really been able to participate, partly because I was lying on the floor hoping my cover would come so I could share it. Which it now has, yay, tell me if you like it!

I thought Karen Healey made some excellent and informative points about author and publisher responsibility, and the cover-making process.

I am participating in a charity auction for helptheproject, a free afterschool arts and academics program whose funding has been cut. My thing for auction is Being An Evil Magician (With Booty). (bidding on whether you'd like to have your name in The Demon's Talisman as a magician, a poster of the Demon's Lexicon manga art, or a signed edition of Demon's Lexicon of your choice.) There are also many cooler things than mine up for auction, like Sarah Monette's adult fantasy quartet, which I highly recommend.

'Sarah, you lazy wench' you might say at this point. 'This is all OTHER PEOPLE'S WORDS! Where is the blog?'

In fact though I often tell myself I must cut down on blogging, there is a blog post by me - it is just elsewhere. It is in fact on Justine Larbalestier's blog, and it is about Movies and Sex (Trashy Wench That I Am). I hope you guys enjoy it!

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(Anonymous)
Feb. 5th, 2010 07:13 pm (UTC)
I love your cover. (US AND UK). Just saying :)
sarahtales
Feb. 5th, 2010 07:16 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
jade_sabre_301
Feb. 5th, 2010 07:59 pm (UTC)
You have read the Doctrine of Labyrinths! Have you ever discussed your reaction to it? I would be curious to hear what you have to say.

*heads over to the Movies and Sex post*
sarahtales
Feb. 5th, 2010 08:06 pm (UTC)
I have, and I reviewed the first two books, though a quick comb through my journal suggests it was one of the posts lost to the Great Hackers' Deletion of 2009. Insofar as I can recall, my reaction went a lot like 'Mrs Mildmay Fox' 'Ms. Sarah Fox Rees Brennan' and so on.
rockinlibrarian
Feb. 5th, 2010 08:27 pm (UTC)
Often, I want to say something, and then I find that someone else has said what I wanted to say much better than I could say it, and then I say to myself 'Well, that's done, excellent'

I have done this! Only to discover months later that there WAS in fact more I personally wanted to say and I end up writing my own thing on the topic anyway. Although months later.

I already commented on your guest blog this morning, though I think I gummed up what I was actually trying to say. Oh well, one of those no-one-cares-but-me things anyway.
sarahtales
Feb. 5th, 2010 08:37 pm (UTC)
Feel free to comment on here or there: I like a discussion!

I often feel there is more I want to say but I'm not sure how to say it...
copperbeech
Feb. 5th, 2010 11:11 pm (UTC)
O, that's very nice!
innocentsmith
Feb. 5th, 2010 11:21 pm (UTC)
So did anyone else, upon reading this: My thing for auction is Being An Evil Magician (With Booty), think: "Huh. So on the minus side, I would be evil. On the plus side, I would have back, baby. Interesting"? It took me clicking through and then coming back to get it.

Nobody else? Just me? Right.
altogetherisi
Feb. 6th, 2010 11:35 am (UTC)
*raises hand* ...guilty.
flamecurls
Feb. 6th, 2010 01:26 am (UTC)
Side effect of Karen Healy's post: really want to read her book now...

And hey, if links--> progress on a Peter Pan as James Bond story (!!!) I am all for them!
sarahtales
Feb. 6th, 2010 02:06 am (UTC)
Guardian of the Dead is excellent. I blurbed it, and I will be reviewing when it comes out.

Peter Pan as James Bond story is due out in anthology later this year, so really must get a move on. ;) I am glad it intrigues!
daisakura
Feb. 6th, 2010 02:12 am (UTC)
Hi Sarah! So, completely not related to your current post, but I wanted to add my extremely late congratulations on your book XP I drifted away from livejournal quite a while ago, around the time you first mentioned the future existance of The Demon's Lexicon. I know I meant to buy it when it came out at the time but completely forgot! Off to do it now of course.

It seems the Aussie borders website believes you AND yourself colaborated on the writing of the book! I'm jealous! You know I've always wanted a clone ;p
sarahtales
Feb. 6th, 2010 02:50 am (UTC)
My clone labours all day writing, and I eat bonbons on the chaise longue. It's a good life. ;)

Thank you for the congratulations, and I very much hope you enjoy the book!
twelfthfantasy
Feb. 6th, 2010 03:15 am (UTC)
I'm sorry, did you say Peter Pan as James Bond? Because that sounds awesome. Can you tell us anything more?
dreamwaffles
Feb. 6th, 2010 05:17 am (UTC)
I quite enjoyed your guest blog post! But speaking of terrible, terrible movies, have you ever seen All Fired Up?

It's a movie about two football players who decide to go to cheerleading camp to get girls.

...it's exactly as bad as it sounds, with pretty acrobatics! I very much enjoyed it! And I feel you would appreciate it.
thedarkthing
Feb. 9th, 2010 02:20 pm (UTC)
Peter Pan as James Bond? I just about fell out of my chair at the awesomeness of that statement. I need more details about this. Please. :)
(Anonymous)
Feb. 10th, 2010 01:57 am (UTC)
I feel you should know I've had a terrible few days and actually came online to see if Sarah Rees Brennan had written anything else about feminism that I could think about for a while instead of my Personal Problems. Most excellent. I agree completely. I've even written a story in which the heroine does go for the hero in the end, but is at some point still down with the sexy feelings toward the Captain of the guards and that's okay! It is okay. There are no women you're supposed to run out on in the middle of the night.

LK
carnilia
Feb. 13th, 2010 09:07 pm (UTC)
I can't wait for whatever anthology it is that will include the Peter Pan as James Bond story! I've been on something of a Peter Pan kick lately, having recently read the original for the first time in my adult life and then promptly beginning The Child Thief by Brom.
shachi
Feb. 21st, 2010 07:08 am (UTC)
Silver linings: Me not having enough money to even think about the name bidding means that you won't have the headache of trying to figure out how to have a magician with a Vietnamese name work with everything. ^^;

(I should note, this isn't meant to be accusatory or anything--sometimes names from other cultures are hard to fit into what you're writing for the simple reason that it's not really common for them to be there because there aren't many of them around in the setting you have, and that is just the way things are and nothing is wrong with that! (: )
sarahtales
Feb. 21st, 2010 03:10 pm (UTC)
Perfectly easy to do with London-based magicians, I'd imagine! But never mind. ;)
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