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Zoë Sumra

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About Zoë Sumra

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    One Winged Weaver
  • Birthday 05/10/1980

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    London, England
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    Writing, reading, gaming, fencing, music, football, cricket

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  1. Hubby persuaded me to write a things-to-do list earlier, as it normally helps us get to grips with having a lot of things to do at once. Sadly as three of the things on the list will take at least three months each, it's not been a wholly positive experience...
  2. Hope it goes OK. Dentistry is the worst. My laptop has started getting stuck on ALLCAPS from time to time no matter whether the CapsLock key is pressed - usually starting when I'm in a Citrix environment but persisting outside of that environment - and the USB mouse's left click no longer works (this is not to do with the mouse, which works fine stuck into another machine: the laptop will not register left-click from a USB mouse). It's done blue-screen-of-death four times in the past three months. I may need a new laptop.
  3. It is Too Hot and I couldn't spend today in and out of my daughter's paddling pool owing to work (unlike yesterday). Hmph.
  4. Zoë Sumra

    Official Blatant but Honest Self Promotion Thread

    Thank you. The Wages of Sin is now on sale in ebook format! Amazon UK Amazon US Amazon Canada Apple iBooks Plenty of other Amazon country-specific sites, Kobo, Google and Nook have links at the bottom of this page.
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    Official Blatant but Honest Self Promotion Thread

    I have a new book coming out! The Wages of Sin will be released from Elsewhen Press in ebook in June and in paperback in late July/early August. The ebook is available for pre-order. Links are at the bottom of this page to pre-order in Apple iBooks, Kobo, Google Books and for Kindle in thirteen countries including the UK, the US, Australia, NZ, France and Germany. A Nook ebook version will be available before too long...
  6. They're aggressive when they don't know each other. Littermates or gerbils who have otherwise known each other from a very young age get on fine. They are social by inclination. I am at the stage of a new antidepressant where I can't tell whether the drug or its dosage is working. My keel appears to be evening out, which is what I really want to achieve, so, yay?
  7. Scarf down at least gets the direction of travel right. I woke up at between 3am and 4am, couldn't get back to sleep, and at 7am remembered I have a psych appointment this afternoon, whichmakes travelling to the office a bit daft. As a result I'm working in bed. This is nice on a day when I have almost no energy.
  8. Zoë Sumra

    Boarders Writing a Novel Part 15

    I've written a lot of fanfiction. If I hadn't, I would never have made any progress on learning to handle short story format - I've never much enjoyed reading any original stuff shorter than novella length, but a top notch short story length fanfic makes good reading practice and good writing practice. Edits and copy-edits finally done on my book 2... and I now have two totally different totally new novel plots shoving around in my head competing for space. Joy.
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    Boarders Writing a Novel Part 15

    Having requests for fulls is always a good sign. Even if those agents refuse the manuscript you then know it's got legs, or the full wouldn't have been requested. I hope your energy comes back... Ooh, good luck. I finished my first draft of The Next Book yesterday. Title for The Next Book is currently under discussion due to all the possibles being the same title as something else, so we're working on selecting the best option - its working title is The Wages of Sin. I'm currently staring at chapter 2 and wondering how I can do better with some pacing/character introduction aspects.
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    Official Blatant but Honest Self Promotion Thread

    Blatant and shameless reminder that I am Campbell-eligible this year (and next!) for Sailor to a Siren. Goodreads page here. Look-inside available on UK Amazon here (also available on several other Amazon country-specific stores).
  11. Zoë Sumra

    Tennis Volume 6

    Guessing her doctor used the trade name and WADA used the chemical name. To show via a different example, if I type "ventolin" into the WADA list search, it comes up with nothing, but "salbutamol" gives a result. They're the same thing.
  12. Zoë Sumra

    Official Blatant but Honest Self Promotion Thread

    *blows own trumpet* Sailor to a Siren's paperback edition is now out.
  13. Zoë Sumra

    Board Issues 4

    I am posting this from Firefox as I am having trouble using the forum on my mobile phone's browser. I can log in on my phone. However, I cannot go to next page from within a thread - the next/previous/last etc. buttons at the bottoms of each page don't work. I also can't use the last unread post feature on my phone, or the go-to-numbered-page buttons. I can go to the first page of each thread, and can also go to the final post in each thread and therefore to the last page, but can't use any other thread-browsing features. I also can't reply to threads on my phone. I use the standard Android browser.
  14. Zoë Sumra

    Official Blatant but Honest Self Promotion Thread

    Don't mind a bit!
  15. Zoë Sumra

    Official Blatant but Honest Self Promotion Thread

    While the board was emerging from its chrysalis and discovering that everything was the same as before, Sailor to a Siren came out in ebook format, last Friday.  The link is to my publisher's site, which, in turn, links onward to most or all e-reader formats.