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Thursday, July 5, 2007

Go-lightly...

No...you really don't want to know what that means. I'm prepping for my disgusting medical procedure...no food for a day and a half, clear liquids only (fortunately this counts chicken broth, Sprite and Gatorade that's not red, pink, orange, or purple) and...well, let's just say I've prepped my throne room with lots of reading material and the i-Pod...

And I may not finish this post before I have to run away to said throne.

There's got to be an easier way.

On the good news front, we had company yesterday for the 4th--and I'm thrilled to say, they did not run away screaming when they saw the house. Of course, I spent most of yesterday screaming at kids and trying to clean the place so that this could happen--yeeha, success...and I managed to guilt Mate into clean up, since his big contribution (besides the all important grilling) was taking the big kids to see Transformers (yeah, it was a sacrifice, but someone who didn't know how to make the potato salad had to do it).

And,on the writing front, BITTERMOON is at the 535 page mark--I'm thinking another 300 pages, and I could just about wrap that baby up. So, I'm going to end this (short-it's gonna have to be short...I can feel it in my, uhm, innards) short post by asking a general question--

Would you rather buy two fairly expensive books that are both the same story or one big honkin' doorstop at a REALLY prohibitive price?

I'm asking because if BITTERMOON ends up at 900 pages, it's going to cost, like $35, and the result will be, NO ONE who has never heard of me will even think of buying it. So, everyone out there w/an opinion, speak up, either here or at amylaneATgreenshillDOTcom, and let me know...I'm all for a ginormous doorstop, but, you know, sales would be nice. Gotta go...(and go and go and go...Go-lightly my chafed and miserable ass.)

BTW? I'm STARVING.

6 comments:

gemma said...

Thinking of reading in bed, I would rather not have a broken nose, so two books (part 1 teaser)(part 2 sigh - happy? ending).

Haylo said...

I'd have to agree with the two is better than one idea. As long as they are available at nearly the same time. I think 2 books would sell better which is always good and 1 huge book does sort of prohibit bed reading.

Louiz said...

Would rather get two, too. I do have a habit of calling books that are *huge* "wrist-breakers"

Roxie said...

Two books. That way, you can sucker someone in with the first book, then they will HAVE to buy the second to find out what happens!!

Best of luck with your tests. Thank Goddess for chicken broth. And Jello? Sigmoidoscopy ain't fun, but it's a whole lot less painful than a mamogram.

Sora said...

I agree with two books except they have to come out at the exact same time or I'm not going to be able to deal with the wait. It wouldn't be pretty let me tell you :)

The Lady in Red said...

I'm on team two books! Not only will it be more appealing to the readers to get a shorter book (quicker digestion) but then you have the opportunity to sell more, boosting your rep and profits.
And ick on the tests, but glad they're doing something. I've had my own round of not so fun testing going on over here. I'll fill you in later. Hope the test goes well and quickly!