Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Writing Update, Heart of Obsidian Ebook, Book Rec, & Linkage

I'm currently working on the third draft of Archangel's Legion. This is the draft where I edit on a printout - I've gone through three pens already! I really enjoy this part of the process, when the story begins to take on depth and emotion, the pieces all coming together.

It's too early to share any of it yet, but I'll keep you updated. :)

[Edited to add] Heart of Obsidian Ebook Pre-Orders

I know many of you are waiting to pre-order the ebook for Heart of Obsidian. I've been told the Kindle pre-order link should go live this week, so keep an eye out. I'm following up on the Nook pre-order link and others, but it should hopefully be around the same time. (If you're surfing the sites and find the link before I post it up, please leave a note in the comments for other readers!)

International readers: The UK/Commonwealth Kindle pre-order link is up. :)

Non fiction book recommendation:

I read "Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness" by Susannah Cahalan couple of weekends back and was utterly fascinated.

It's about a young reporter who suddenly becomes obsessed with bedbugs. More odd behavior follows, and people begin to suspect she has a serious mental illness. Then she has a seizure and suddenly, it becomes apparent that there is something wrong not with her mind but with her brain.

This is a medical mystery written in a very readable style. Here's the description from the author's website:

One day, I woke up in a strange hospital room, strapped to my bed, under guard, and unable to move or speak. My medical records—from a month-long hospital stay of which I have no memory—showed psychosis, violence, and dangerous instability. Yet, only weeks earlier I had been a healthy twenty-four year old, six months into my first serious relationship and beginning a career as a cub reporter at the New York Post.

My memoir Brain on Fire chronicles the swift path of my illness and the lucky, last-minute intervention led by one of the few doctors capable of saving my life. As weeks ticked by and I moved inexplicably from violence to catatonia, $1 million worth of blood tests and brain scans revealed nothing. The exhausted doctors were ready to commit me to the psychiatric ward, in effect condemning me to a lifetime of institutions, or death, until Dr. Souhel Najjar—nicknamed Dr. House—joined my team. He asked me to draw one simple sketch, which became key to diagnosing me with a newly discovered autoimmune disease in which my body was attacking my brain, an illness now thought to be the cause of “demonic possessions” throughout history.
Couple of non-writing related links I shared on Facebook:

Fun article on why "Tights Are Not Pants" (I agree!)

Fascinating video and story about how two girls, one in Europe, one in the US, discovered they might be identical twins through social media. (via Sideswipe)

6 comments:

azteclady said...

All that's old is new again...

Leggings, I did not miss you, how sad I am to see you again.

Seiyuuki said...

The german Kindle pre-order is out since beginning of march (I pre-ordered it at 03-01-13).
Here is the link:
http://www.amazon.de/Geheimnisvolle-Ber%C3%BChrung-ebook/dp/B00BIU25GS/ref=sr_1_6?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1364328726&sr=1-6

I'm still stunned that the german translation will be out one week after the english book.

Anonymous said...

I am in Australia and ordered my copy of heart of obsidian on kindle on the 23/2/2013. Can't wait to read this book!

Kaley said...

Here's the Kindle pre-order link for the US: http://alturl.com/aku8n

Nalini Singh said...

Thank you everyone!! :-)

Anonymous said...

Snippet next??? Please