Wednesday, 23 November 2011


Hi you guys! Happy Wednesday. I didn't actually realise that it was Wednesday until five minutes ago. Whoops. Sorry about that.

Today I fully intended to present you with a) a book review or b) a post answering some reader questions. But I haven't written either of them. I'm really very sorry!

In the past few days I've gotten caught up in all kinds of fiddly little jobs (like making an all-new playlist for Katana Book Two) and going to see Breaking Dawn (OMG lolarious epic insanity - all the actors take it so seriously and act their little hearts out and I swear I actually teared up a couple of times. Also, I can't believe THAT was a 12 rated film. Yikes) and then having to research new computers because The Scalpel's shenanigans are scaring me and then trying to read some of these books I have for review and figuring out how to work AIM chat on Skype wwwaaaaah not enough hours in the day!

I promise you that I would have written a great post for you anyway, if it weren't for the fact that I thought it was Tuesday. Before you ask how an actual adult grown-up person could not know what day of the week it is, just remember that I don't actually have to leave the house to work. I always know what DATE it is, because that shows up in the bottom right hand corner of my computer display, but the DAY is something I know because of my routine. And my routine has gotten messed up lately.

Basically, as some of you may be aware, as well as being a writer, I'm also a carer for my father, who is disabled and has many chronic illnesses. Normally I regulate my schedule around when my mum is at work during the week, so that I can do things like help with his medication and get his meals ready when she isn't there. But this past week my mother has been struck down with a nasty virus and so she's been at home the whole time, and I've been looking after both of them. And without an office job of my own to go to, it's been very easy to literally not realise if it's a Sunday or a Thursday or whatever.

So...that's the sad story of why there's no decent post today. Many apologies. I think I'm going to try and  do that reader question post (featuring Liz and Megha) on Friday and then next week I'll try to review Hallowed by Cynthia Hand (hint: liked it more than the first one).

Read you later, Beloved Peeps. In the meantime:


Isabel said...

*gnashes teeth* You got to read HALLOWED?! So jealous right now. Argh. -.-

Zoë Marriott said...

Isabel: Yep. And it is sooooo good. I will have to be really careful not to spoil everything in my review because I just want to squee about all of it, but...whoa.

Isabel said...

I can't wait! I already know this is going to be a five-star! (For your rating as well as mine, I mean.)

By the way, have you read City of Fallen Angels yet?

Rebecca Lindsay said...

I don't think I 've heard of Hallowed. I'll be looking forward to that post :)
I have to admit, I am a Twilight fan (I know, I know, I can hear all your sighs lol) and I thought the last film was one of the best out of them all, but I agree with you about the age limit. I couldn't believe it, considering. Lol.

Megha said...

Glad to know I'm not the only one who's not feeling well :-/ This virus is killing me.

Good luck with getting back to routine! It can be a real pain; I've been there! Just hold on tight!

Zoë Marriott said...

Rebecca: I judge no one! I can't possibly know exactly what it is that you take away from those stories, or what your experience of them is. After all, I went to see that film my own self (and enjoyed it).

Megha: Well, I suppose misery does love company. Hoping I can clear the decks soon, though. I want to get some work done!

A.J. Mullarky said...

Haaaaaaaaaaaa the cat.

Zoë Marriott said...

Alex: I know!

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