June 30th, 2006

Jin Shei Cover from sgreer

Cheerio, June!

Not much done today, friends from back down South passed through town on their way up to Canada and stopped by for munch - passed a contented afternoon showing off my paradise and basking in envy. (They're from FLORIDA. Yanno. That place where the hurricanes blow.) I'm going to take a stab at finishing my bankruptcy chapter... (I'm working on Chapter 11... rdeck said, "You've done better than *that*,", but I never look a gift pun in the mouth...) and after I do this, I have four chapters left, two of which are very closely interrelated and VERY fast paced so I shuold have them done pretty much in one breath leaving me two to finish off the first draft of the book before Worldcon, as I had hoped to do and which is now looking more than feasible.

I REALLY want to send this one off to my agent before I leave for the con...

In wildlife reports, we've had woodpeckers, about five or six squirels, a bunch of bluejays, and a momma deer with two tiny tiny fawns which looekd as though they might have been born a week ago.

And tomorrow, it's July.

Sixty two days until September [grin]
Jin Shei Cover from sgreer

A bit of Amazon oddity...

There's an odd little rubric on Amazon.com which asks "What do customers ultimately buy after viewing items like this?"

For "Jin SHei", I get

55% buy Blue Fingers : A Ninja's Tale by Cheryl Aylward Whitesel $9.75
27% buy The Aware (The Isles of Glory) by Glenda Larke $6.99
12% buy the item featured on this page: The Secrets of Jin-shei by Alma Alexander $10.17
6% buy Changer of Days by Alma Alexander $6.99


I mean Glenda Larke is a friend and a fine writer, but what's this? People come bouncing onto the "Jin Shei" Amazon page, and then nerly a THIRD of them bounce off to buy a book by someone else entirely? I'm WOUNDED, I am... :)

I mean, even putting the two percentages that DO pertain to me together, and I get more than fifty percent of folks who peer at my book running off to buy something about ninjas instead...? Maybe I should rethink my plots...

Oh well. Tomorrow is a new month. One heaves a deep philosophical sigh and soldiers on (or, if I've learned my lesson here, should that be ninjas on...?)