Celebrational Quickie

What are we celebrating?

Well, first, the forum troll seems to have wandered off–and thank you all for your support and good wishes. For those of you who wanted to do something–mostly, (and only if you have time), make your vote count. If you have an amazon.com account, go in to my page (or C.S. Marks’) and vote ‘yes’ for the reviews you like, and ‘no’ for those that you think are abrasive, cruel, or unhelpful–it’s that simple. For the most part, although the troll did a lot of superficial damage, I don’t think it got into anything structural–it looks as though the integrity of my work and everybody else’s reviews will still stand. So I’m celebrating living through a forum troll hit–huzzah! And I didn’t have to kill anything, virtual or otherwise!

And second?

Well, it will be a week before I send the text to Eric for the first read through, and there will be two more revisions after that, and a lot of angsting and some freaking out because this fucker has come to 793 pages and won’t be any shorter by the end, and I’m just gobsmacked by the length of this puppy but, as of right now, at 1:36 a.m., Bitter Moon II: Triane’s Son Reigning has a beginning, a middle, and an end. The first draft is done, and I’m a little weepy and a little stunned and a lot proud of it. This bitch ripped my heart out to write–damn, I hope it’s not dreck.

And on that note, shall we all join in the traditional prayer of a completed Amy Lane work? Everybody together now:

Holy Goddess, Merciful God, LET IT NOT SUCK!!!

Canyagimmehallelujia? Amen.

0 thoughts on “Celebrational Quickie”

  1. TinkingBell says:


    It will not suck – and when do I get to have my play (proofreading a speciality – typos ripped and grammar done!)

  2. Donna Lee says:

    I can guarantee that it will not suck. You are talented. You are talented. You are talented. And what a relief to give birth finally to a 793 page baby! Fingers here are crossed that the readers will love it . Of course that makes it hard to knit, type, clean, cook or do anything else but hey, what are friends for?

  3. roxie says:


    Amy, your work sucketh not, neither does it bore. I have a shrimp on my tongue and am waiting with baited breath for my chance to read through.

    Yayyyyyyy!!! Squeeeeee! Whoop, whooop! Waaahoooo!

    Jolly good show, dear.

  4. Galad says:

    Hallelujia! It will not suck and the first draft is done!!! Happy Day!!!

  5. NeedleTart says:

    I was just asked today when is the next Amy Lane coming out? Huh? Huh?
    I reassured the asked that you were nearly done and the editing would commence forthwith.
    It will not suck and I have all of August to read and red/blue pencil those annoying commas.

  6. Your stuff doesn’t suck, unless you’re being a parent and nagging. 🙂

  7. Louiz says:

    It will not suck. It will be moving and fantastic and teary and wonderful, and many many times re-read

  8. Nothing you have ever written has sucked Lady. Deep breaths, deeeeeeeeeep breaths. I’m on my way to Amazon to post a troll fighting review, btw. Hope your summer’s going well!

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