Audio Book Confusion

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There has been some confusion re the differing pronunciation between the first three NR audio books, produced by Blackstone, and the last two, produced by Audible.com. Blackstone did not consult me re pronunciations; so many things were mispronounced.. Audible.com did, and therefore got it right. Unfortunately, listeners assumed just the opposite, and have been leaving negative reviews. This has hurt sales, of course. I hope this clears it up.

Anyway, just wanted to get the word out.

Randomness

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Found the text of an old interview in a folder. I can’t remember when it was or who it was for off the top of my head, but it’s apt. Maybe I’ll use it as my author bio in the next book.

“Lynn Flewelling is a medium-sized mammal native to Maine, but can survive in captivity in a wide range of climates, including southern California. It lives largely on tea and is not by nature nocturnal.  It has a variety of calls, but perhaps the most poignant  is the frequently heard “The deadline is when?””

My afternoon writing partner

The Last Nightrunner Book

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All good things must come to an end. And so it is that this week I start work on the seventh and last Nightrunner book, currently untitled. As much as I look forward to trying fresh directions, I will really miss these characters, all of them. I’ve known most of them longer than I have my kids.

 

I am working on Glimpses II, though, and maybe more short stories. We’ll see.

 

That is all

My Body is a Temple. Like on the Acropolis.

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I ad mit it. I am not the most active person in the world. It’s very easy for me to spend the whole day working at the computer  then reward myself with “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” reruns on the DVR. Or a movie. Or reading. In other words, on those medical questionaires, I usually have to answer “sedentary”.

I used to do yoga all the time, and believe very much in the Mind-Body-Spirit connection. I do pretty well on the mind/spirit connection, but the body too often gets left out of the loop.

Why am I writing about this on a blog I said was going to be about writing? Because it matters. Lately I’ve been hiking, doing two mile brisk walks around the neighborhood, and I just joined Curves again. I belonged four years ago, in New York, but lapsed badly. There the gym was inhabited by women of all ages. Here the median age is 68. It’s weird being one of the youngest people in the gym. For the first time in my life, I’m the gym bunny!

But I digress, as I so often do. What I find is that a half hour to hour of exercise first thing in the morning revs up not only my body, but my brain and spirit as well. I have more energy, I get more done in all aspects of daily life, and the writing really does go better, too. And if I drop a few more pounds and inches before my teaching cruise in October, so much the better, but I’m really doing it for health and brain power. Of course, it all comes down to living a balanced life, and frankly, that’s not my strong suit, but I can always strive.