Yeah, yeah, I know. Almost a week since I last posted. My bad and all that. But I am busy with Stormlord Rising. Which is coming along nicely, thank you.
In the meantime The Last Stormlord moved on to proofreaders – two of them – and my editor tells me that they both told her they thought it was a terrific story. Love those sort of comments because they come from people under no obligation to make a comment at all!
And in other bits and pieces: Husband was off climbing Mount Kinabalu. Well, he didn’t actually get very far. It rained, and rained, and rained, and the whole party in the end came down off the mountain without conquering the peak, or even seeing it. Still, the trip was more about setting up a programme for research with Sabah Parks, so it was still a success.
And my day yesterday? I went to the local hospital for a check-up re my ulnar palsy. I had an appointment for 10.30 a.m. I finally left the hospital at 5.05 p.m. In other words, I spent the day in the waiting room (too afraid even to sneak out for a cup of coffee, let alone lunch, for fear I’d be called). Am I complaining? No, not really. That’s free medicine, and I saw a lovely specialist. You can’t have it all for nothing.
Can’t wait to read it! Need any more proofreaders??
How long did you live in Sabah? Did you live in K.K.? I spent part of my childhood there. Holidays spent at the park below Mt Kinabalu were always a highlight (apart from the inevitable car-sickness on the road up there…). Finally hoicked myself up the mountain ten years ago, and had a fabulous time.
Yes, I can’t wait either.
By the way, there was a segment on Wheel of Fortune last night showing Wheel of Fortune from Malaysia and then one of the US contestants won a trip to Malaysia. Knew I wanted to go on Wheel.
It is a terrific story!!! Your best so far!
Shaanti – I was living in Kota Kinabalu for 18 months. I have also been lucky enough to have travelled widely there as part of work assignments on environmental bird stuff. In fact, it is highly likely I will be back there later this year.
The first time I went to Kinabalu Park, you had to have a 4WD to get there…
I first climbed the mountain in 1983, and have been on the mountain twice since, although neither time did I go to the summit. Once was enough!!
(BTW, I don’t assign proofreaders – that’s my publisher!)
Thanks Karen. Let’s hope everyone else thinks so too…