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Happy Hogmanay!

Resolutions that may or may not be achieved:
finish Lobster Press query
and get it in the mail (not for The Face of A Lion, not yet!)
go to the library and do more research for The Face of A Lion
write last 3-4 scenes and finish The Face of A Lion!
select photos/art to have framed with gift certificate!
work even harder for the January exercise since I missed December
and only did half of November
learn how to spell excercise

More resolutions to come; these are for the next two weeks!

Our Library

I have finally completed one major part of my TO DO list, and it only took me a year to do it! I started using LibraryThing last January and thought I would be finished cataloguing the library within a fortnight or so. Well, 12 months later, I've finally done it! - adding a pile of books to the library even as I tried to catalogue the ones we've already got. It seems when I started it, I didn't realise how quickly it would become such a boring job - it's too quick a task to be chatting at the same time and yet too slow for me, who's used to doing at least two things on the computer at once, if not ten. But kudos to the folks at LibraryThing for putting together such an easy to use template. You're only allowed up to 200 books before you have to pay for your account, so I had to get eight different accounts before I managed to put all our books in. Should I do our CDs/videos/DVDs/LPs as well? I started that once so I would only have to add everything purchased s…

The Face of a Lion

The more I look at it, the more it fits - what else could one want in a title?
Alright, let's see. The lion part refers to both Kedi (especially in one scene) and the lion/lamb dichotomy, as well as the Roman entertainment of lions in the arenas. Kedi has the face of a lion since he is obviously not a lion, but a cat, who can behave like a lion if he so chooses. One of the characters also gets a tattoo that features a lion, though he prefers it to be an antagonistic image, whereas Kedi's lion is more of a defender. Then, of course, the lion is king of the beasts. In a roundabout way, as well, I suppose the title could also refer to lions coming up out of the desert to assail the woods of Britain, and though that is certainly the context of the story, I don't want to imply that the Celts were wiped out entirely. The Roman invasion was necessary for the spread of certain ideals, but the Celts, and later the Anglo-Saxons, certainly had some ideas of their own. The quote from w…

The Face of a Lion

Ta da!!!! That's it! That's the title! Whew! More info later when I pause to catch a breath.

What? What?

In Ancient Time
An Anchor in the Waters
From the Sea
The Light on the Hills

Still trying to think of a title...