Hope your weekend was better than mine. Saturday morning i caught a virus/worm (in the form of a “malware detector” no less, how wicked is that?) that blocked my PC – my brother saved the day, BUT I still can’t reinstall the printer, the driver fails to install, so I can scan, I have a fax (that I don’t use) but no printer! 😦

The scanner works, though, so I scanned chapter 7 of SKYBAND, so I can start coloring and lettering. This week I’ll be working on chapter 8 at work and the above-mentioned at home. I also went through my notes and research for the end of the historical novel (I had stopped at the death of King Richard and needed to check again the facts under King John), so I hope to write The End on draft 1 this week. Then I must leave it aside for some time and go back to it around the end of the summer – although in this case it might be hard to edit after such a long time, as I’ll probably forget where I found the stuff I used in the book. Although I have a limited number of chronicles to look at… we’ll see.

Still have to hop around your blogs, be patient with me, but I can’t read on screen for very long, so I print out even blog posts and read them offline. I went through the Six Sentences yesterday because Sunday I couldn’t print anything! But don’t worry, you’ll have some links on Friday anyway. πŸ˜‰

Mailman was good so I got my printed copies of Fire. It is now available on Lulu, although only in the “US edition”. By the way, I took off the “European edition” of Air as well, makes more valuable the copies I have ordered! πŸ˜‰ I’ll feel less guilty asking for 20euros, as it’s a collector’s edition now! πŸ˜€

Fire, "European" Air, and Air!

Something I found this weekend:Β  things that happen when you choose your cover from stock photos –Β duplicate. Check these two books from two different authors… Sunlit Days moonlit nights and Safe with me… (I’m going to buy the second as soon as it’s complete, and I see there’s a new cover on the Volume1, good job, Shaina! ;-))

Not being able to “work” meant I watched a couple of DVDs from my pile… and I picked up Dhoom 1 & 2. I can see the influence of American movies such as Point Break, Speed and Ocean’s 11, but all is boiled down Indian style, with wonderful disco songs to dance to.

Did I mention in my last ramblings about Bollywood I might soon have another “movie crush”? Well, ladies, check out Hrithik Roshan in the opening titles of Dhoom 2 (gentlemen, you can watch him do the same number in the company of beautiful Aishwarya Rai in the end titles):

Arf! Pity he’s married and younger than me! πŸ˜‰

Anyway, both movies are fun to watch, with your “strange couple” of cops who will be back in action next year. Abishek is the tough guy, Uday Chopra the funny one, and if they pick up another bad guy had good looking as the first two (John Abraham and Hrithik Roshan), well, I’m not going to miss Dhoom 3 next year! πŸ˜‰

Have a gread week! πŸ˜€

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  1. Ashwariya Rai is the inspiration for Lalita in A Thousand Glass Flowers.


    • πŸ™‚ You should see her in Devdas… she’s even better than in Bride and Prejudice for fantasy stories! πŸ˜‰ (and I still have to see her in Jodaa Akbar and Umrao Jaan which are also supposedly historicals…)


  2. Viv

     /  28/06/2011

    Well I had a totally knackering weekend working abroad, and the journey home turned into an epic one. We were detained at Calais as we’d had two illegal immigrants hide and cling to the underside of the coach, so we had to wait hours while that was all sorted. The kids in the group(37 of them) thought this was the best school trip ever. Then we we finally got back to the UK, damage caused by the stowaways showed up and the coach refused to start after our services stop. I finally got home after midnight.
    But sleep will sort it all out. Sorry about your printer woes.


    • Eek! I bet the students enjoyed it… but not the adults! 😦
      I hope at least it wasn’t too hot… over here it’s my damnation already… I hate the summer…
      As long as the printer scans, I’m fine, I can always print at work! πŸ˜‰


  3. Well glad you got most of your PC back. have you tried looking online for the new drivers? Can’t guarantee it will help, but just a thought πŸ™‚

    Ha! I am going to use those duplicate covers as a post on SPAL! Thanks a bunch for that! πŸ˜€

    Also, I still LOVE your book covers for Air and Fire… those are just gorgeous! (and YAY for scanning and coloring!) πŸ˜‰


    • I am wary of looking online for anything without dear-brother-computer-tech by my side, and I asked a colleague who bought the same printer to lend me her CDrom… hopefully tomorrow or Friday I’ll have a printer again – weekend at the latest! I badly need it to read… (although you ebook is already printed, phew! I have another screenplay to read first, then I’m hopping back into your world, yay! :-D).
      Hey, you introduced me to SSS! πŸ˜‰ And don’t bash those poor authors, Shaina is indie and she has great blogs for indie authors… πŸ˜€
      Gotta finish that historical so I can concentrate on SKYBAND!


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