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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

This Face to the Public

You know, both Rhu and m'lord Batson have been commenting on the fact that this place has been silent as a tomb since the summer. The sad thing is, I must have thirty posts in here that will never see the light of day---they're too personal and too filled with pain. It's weird, some writers, like her Rhuness will blog about the hurt and feel better. I put my feelings on paper and feel shame, embarrassment, and like I'm whining about life and should in the words of my brother ''Man-up Princess" and just keep going. So, instead I'll blog about what makes me feel better.

This got me laughed at most of December by the staff where I work--but I don't care. See, in EB it was a christian fantasy kinda Christmas because;

We sold :

2 The Door Within
2 Rise of the Wyrm Lord

(I love this little book passionately, cos it always has issues with printing, selling, being loved)

1The Final Storm

10 Isle of Swords
4 Isle of Fire

(That's 19 books of Wayne Thomas Batson's in twenty-four days for those counting)

2 Eternity's Edge

1 Legend of the Fire Fish

1 Hand that Bears the Sword

1 Battle for Vast Dominion

1 Rise of the Dibor

2 Hunter Brown and the Secret of the Shadow

And then we also sold by Sharon Hinck

2 Stepping into the Sunlight

1 Symphony of Secrets

1 Restorer

So, seeing all those lovely books go to eager readers was very comforting and really, with all the other crap that went on in December, it was a lovely bright spot to think of all the truth, all the love, and all the hard work that was being delivered, enjoyed, and consumed at the last of 2008!

1 comment:

WayneThomasBatson said...

Hi, Scribe
So good to see you back on here. I'm sorry to hear of how rough things have been. I believe we are in one accord as to being rather glad that 2008 is over. It was not a kind year for many of us in many ways.

And I don't blame you for not posting some very personal things on here. Perhaps this isn't the best venue for very specific things. Even my postings about my battle with anxiety/depression weren't as specific as I could have been.

But there are other venues to let some of that out. Good friends will listen. Even a well-crafted email to a good friend has therapeutic value. No offense to your brother, but I'm quite sure the enemy of our souls wants us to "Man Up" as well.

Very different from Jesus who tells us to cast our cares on Him, and come to Him all who are weary and heavy laden, and Mourn with those who mourn. This life's hard enough without us trying to walk it alone.

Never alone.


Poll Results

What Do You Notice First About A Book?
RESULTS! Closed 11/11/09

My attention's always grabbed by the cover-53%

I look on the spine for the author's name-6%

The thicker books are the one that grab my notice-26%

I open the book up to the middle and burry my nose in the pages, sniffing. Scent is important-0%

I flip the book over, ignore the cover and the spine and get to the book blurb-13%

Pick Your Weapon! RESULTS! Closed-11/03/09

Hand and Half Sword-16%
Long Bow-25%
Pen-25 %

What Kind of Fan Are You? RESULTS! Closed-10/22/09

Shy. I like reading books but I don't want to meet the authors-15%

Avid. I've read everything my favorite author has written!-38%

Curious. I've e-mailed my favorite author or left comments on the blog and asked them questions-38%

What Kind of Word Smith Are You? RESULTS!-Closed 10/15/09

I focus on setting-22%
I focus on dialogue-22%
I focus on action-22%
I focus on characters-33%

What Kind of Reader Are You? RESULTS!-Closed 10/07/09

I try and guess where the story is going to go-44%
I read the book and think how I would have written it differently-0%
I race through the story, riding the words like a rollarcoaster-22%
I race through the book and then go back and read my favorite parts again and again-33%

What Kind of Writer Are You? RESULTS!

Character first--1%
Plot First--4%
Balanced Between Plot and Character--5%
All Over The Place--5%

So All Over The Place and Balanced Between Plot and Character tie for the win! All I can say is that there must be some wicked stories out there. I can't wait to read them!

Scribe is Listening to:


Chronicles of Narnia Prince Caspian Sound Track.

Books on CD: The Moving Finger Read by Martin Jarvis. Original story by: Agatha Christie

Scribe is Reading:

I am? COOL!

I'm apparently referring to myself in the third person too. Go figure.


Nightmare's Edge by: Bryan Davis

The Invention of Hugo Cabert (Caldecott Book) by: Brian Selzinck-FINISHED. Mind blowing! Every storyteller should read this book.

FEARLESS by: Max Lucado-FINISHED. Excellent!

NLT Chronological 24/7 Bible paperback
NASB Online at Bible Gateway


Psalm 49

Psalm 49
A Psalm of Repentance

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