Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Ow I'm Sore

Just got in from training...

Every muscle aches... I may have a black eye in the morning... I desperately want to take a shower and feel normal again...

But before that, my Minions, I have decided to let you know what's been happening in the Wonderful World of the Me. On the desk before me is my editor and agent's notes on Death Bringer, which I have been reading and thinking about and then applying these changes to the manuscript. I just got off the phone to Laura, and she assures me she'll have her notes by Friday at the latest.

Which means that this latest edit of Book 6 will be sent back to my editor on Tuesday, and then we'll go through it once more quickly, and then the long process of printing can begin. (And yes, I have not forgotten my plan to let you read a sample chapter before it's published!)

In other news...

I was in London on Monday morning, meeting with Big American Studio People about possibly making the Skulduggery movie. They were hugely interesting, and very enthusiastic, and they were putting forward their view on why they'd be the best people to make the film. It's early stages yet, and I made it absolutely clear that I won't be making a decision for another few months, but it was a wonderful first meeting. Next week I'm heading over again to meet with another set of Movie People, with the same understanding that I'm not about to sign away the movie rights until I've considered every angle.

But still, it's so much fun being back in Movie Mode.

Of course, it means a lot more work for me. I thought the second half of this year would be calm, allowing me to write something non-Skulduggery. But apparently, that's not going to happen. In fact, the rest of this year is going to be jam-packed FULL of Skulduggery stuff. It's a good thing I love my job, I swear to God...

I go now. My shower calls to me. My shower is weird.

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Asteria Wing said...

My brain is too frazzled from junior cert to think of anything intelligent to say but... First comment so YAY!!!! That made my day!!

Ayesha said...

aww poor derek!! ahhh glad u posted again!

Ayesha said...

YES I CANT WAIT FOR THE MOVIE!! AHHHHHHHHHHH! SOOO EXICTED!!

Zahra Pleasant said...

Hey everyone!!

Ayesha said...

ZAHRA!! YESSS!! HIII!!! =D

Zahra Pleasant said...

Aw man! Poor Derek!

Zahra Pleasant said...

Hey ayesha

Gepard Valk said...

4th!

Zahra Pleasant said...

I CANNOT WAIT FOR BOOK SIX!!!!!!!!!

Ayesha said...

DEREK I CANT WAIT FOR DEATH BRINGER!! SOOO EXCITED!!!

Ayesha said...

hiii gepard!!!!

Gepard Valk said...

My shower does that too! Except it sings to me, and whenever I go into the bathroom, two sets of hands come out and try and drag me into it..

Ayesha said...

LOL!

Gepard Valk said...

Can't wait for the book, or the movie, but I guess I have too!

When can we see a sneak peek? *puppy eyes*

Ayesha said...

zahra said bye she had to go!

Gepard Valk said...

Who's on chat?

I've decided that chat is unloyal to our Golden God so I have quit it, I'm only gonna come on this now. :)

Ayesha said...

im not.

but gepard some people cant comment on here so thats why we go

BTW derek u do know we have a chat right??

Gepard Valk said...

Derek won't go on chat.

He's too macho. 8)

BTW Derek, you inspired me to be a writer, so thanks for that!

Ayesha said...

derek inspires loads of people on here to be writers and thats cuz he's awesome! but derek probably already knew that! =P

Gepard Valk said...

I bet his shower did too! xD

Ayesha said...

LOL!!!

nights.raven said...

cool you're back on the movie. Any ideas on who should play who?

Kallista said...

WOW! So cool Derek! So many exciting things happening for you! YAY!
Thank you for letting us know what is going on.

Ann Marie, one of your minions here asked a lot of questiones to you recently. One of her last ones was asking if she was your favorite minion.
Of course we all know it's me. ;P
But it might be good to indulge her a little bit.
LOL

Gepard Valk said...

Hey Raven!

nights.raven said...

hey gepard

Ayesha said...

LOL KALL!

Gepard Valk said...

*facepalm*
Watch out Derek, Kallista's here.
She'll have the comments filled up in five mins :P

nights.raven said...

lol

Ayesha said...

hii raven!! *offers her a cookie*

Kallista said...

RAWR!!!!!!!



*leaps crazily and tackles Gepard, gets him in a good headlock and gives him a noogie*
REG

nights.raven said...

hi ayesha. *takes cookie*

Kallista said...

Cookies? Did someone say.....COOKIES????


:D

nights.raven said...

sure. *bakes cookies* *hands them out to everyone*

Gepard Valk said...

AAAAHHHH!!!!



*tackles Kallista and traps her in a cage made of marshmallows*


MUAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

Ayesha said...

*gives kal cookies too* =D

nights.raven said...

lol

Kallista said...

YAY! *takes a cookie*
YUM!
nom nom nom!
Thanks Nights Raven!
Delicious!
:D

nights.raven said...

np

barmybex said...

YAY Death Bringer. can't wait to read this one.

YAY MOVIEEEEE!!!!! Totally Awesome. Hope the meetings go well.

Kallista said...

*bounces crazily against the cage walls*






*falls out*
Oops!


*gets up and trots back in*




*begins bouncing off the walls again*

Gepard Valk said...

LOL

Ayesha said...

LOL!

Gepard Valk said...

What do you call those things that come out of a dragon and what-nots tail??
There spiky and sharp

Kallista said...

*head goes through ceiling and gets stuck*




















*dangles weirdly from the marshmellow ceiling*

nights.raven said...

horns?

Gepard Valk said...

No...

nights.raven said...

armor?

Gepard Valk said...

No.. those spikes on its tail

nights.raven said...

hmmm...

nights.raven said...

i think they're called spikes. Used for close up confrontations, i think, not sure, haven't read that in a long time.

Skyril said...

:D That is so EXCITING, Master Derek! Even the thought of making the Skulduggery movie! Oh that's AWESOME!!
~squeals~
I so hope it will be as much like the book as possible if ever it's made :3

Yes... your shower is very interesting indeed.... Veeery interesting :P
~examines shower~
~shower says hello~
~I shriek and flee, cowering in a corner, terribly afraid of Master Derek's shower~

nights.raven said...

hi skyril

Kallista said...

SKYRIL!
*tackles Skyril in a hug*

YAY!

Skyril said...

Greetings and salutations, Gepard!

Pleasure to make your acquaintance, nights.raven! :]

nights.raven said...

you too

Skyril said...

Kallista! Hullo :D
~glomps~
~throws confetti~
Yay!

Gepard Valk said...

My shower is scarier, Skyril!

Skyril said...

Really? How so? Does it say hello and call to you creepily when you're talking to your minions?

Ayesha said...

hii skyril!!

Kallista said...

*joins Skyril and begins throwing confetti everywhere*
YAY

Ayesha said...

LOL skyril!!!!

Skyril said...

Heya, Ayesha!
~glomps~
What's up? :]

Gepard Valk said...

Skyril, look above at my comment about it! ^^

Skyril said...

Ok... yeah, that's even creepier!

Aylisse Wonder said...

Wow! a skulduggery movie xD thats going to be soo cool :) and I can't wait for the sneak preview of Death Bringer :)

Gepard Valk said...

*nods head*
Mhmm!

Skyril said...

Anything new/exciting/weird/boring/fascinating/entertaining/fantastic/amazing happen?

Kallista said...

Gepard. Is that you on the chat too?

Kallista said...

Hello?

nights.raven said...

hi

Mar-Chu said...

*chokes on popcorn*

What's wrong with your shower?!?!

...pah...um...yeah...my friend has a dark lord living in her shower. Not THE dark lord, aka he who shall not be named, but like a lord...who's all...shadowy...and...stuff...

...the...shower at my old house was haunted. Still think it is.

...I actually just think showers in general are a bit odd...

...yeeeeeeeeaaaah....

....we had french fries in reading class, Derek! Mr. K cooked them!

Ayesha said...

hiii mar!!!

Skyril said...

~joins Kallista in pondering the sudden silence~

~strokes imaginary beard~

Hey! We had super weird weather earlier! It was just clouds and thunder for a while, then poured down raining for like two minutes, then stopped, then a little while later poured down REALLY hard and had HAIL with it too! Then it stopped again and was sunny! It was SO weird!

nights.raven said...

that is weird

Kallista said...

*gives Skyril a real beard before tackling MAr in a hug*
MAR!
Awesome to see you!
YAY!

Skyril said...

Mar! Hullo!
~glomps~ :]

Skyril said...

LOL
~strokes real beard~
:P

Kallista said...

We had weird weather too.

nights.raven said...

no weird weather here, just really, really hot

Kallista said...

* a couple of birds poke thier tiny heads out of Skyril's beard*

Ayesha said...

LOL!

Skyril said...

Oh look at that! I've got birds living in me beard!
~sprinkles bird food on it~

nights.raven said...

lol

Gepard Valk said...

Skyril, that's Ireland's weather like everyday xD

Kallista said...

YAY! So cute!
*birds chirp happily*

Ayesha said...

*gives birds some bird food*

Kallista said...

Gepard. I asked you a question.
*taps foot and looks at him with a raised eyebrow*

Skyril said...

Hmm that's really interesting, Gepard!
I like the really rain bit... :]
And the cloudy thunder bit!
The hail was ok...
Didn't like the suddenly sunny bit at all....

Ayesha said...

it was raining really heavily here then 2 mins later its sunny!

Ayesha said...

i gtg to bed now night all!!! =D

Skyril said...

Farewell, Ayesha! Sleep well! :]

nights.raven said...

night ayesha

Gepard Valk said...

Raven, go to
xat.com/aquilafelis

nights.raven said...

i can't, my comp wont let me have more than 2 windows open. and i have 2 open so anymore and it might log me out, im sorry

nights.raven said...

its quiet here son im listening to music

nights.raven said...

so

Gepard Valk said...

LOL

nights.raven said...

lol, darn typos

Skyril said...

Aw sorry about that, Nights! Well, I'll be at both then :]

nights.raven said...

ok

Gepard Valk said...

Me too ¬¬

nights.raven said...

im sorry my computer is being stupid

Luna Devine said...

Oh my God !!A film????
Oh Golden God will there may/if theres a film be open auditions??I've been reading around the internet and im very confused with people saying different stuff....please tell!!!If you know..

Skyril said...

That's ok, Nights; it happens to ALL of us!

nights.raven said...

:)

Skyril said...

Heya, Luna! Haven't seen you for AGES!
Good to see you :]

Gepard Valk said...

Well, you can't actually see her, only read her. :P

Skyril said...

Well... true, but you know what I mean :P

Gepard Valk said...

Nuh-uh I don't!

nights.raven said...

its thundering, i think were going to have rain here, yay! its been to hot lately lol

Skyril said...

~shrugs~
Well everyone else does, I do believe :P

Gepard Valk said...

Well you're wrong there!

No one ever understand you! :P

Skyril said...

I love rain, Nights!! :D

nights.raven said...

me too, especially when compared to 90 degree heat lol

Gepard Valk said...

No you don't, Skyril!

Skyril said...

Really, Gepard?
Hmmm... well, what I mean by that is that it's grand to have the prodigious opportunity to converse across the world and internet with my long missing comrade.
^.^

Gepard Valk said...

No you don't mean that!

Skyril said...

I... don't like rain? But I do! I adore it ever so much! :D

Skyril said...

Uhh
~cocks head~
Yes, I do ;}

Gepard Valk said...

No you don't Skyril!
You hate it with every fibre of your being!

Gepard Valk said...

No you don't Skyril.


Now go read my first ever fan fic! Go!
gepardskulfanfic.blogspot.com

Skyril said...

On the contrary, my dear antagonistic Gepard, I certainly enjoy the wild and wanton powers of tempests. :3

Skyril said...

Okie-dokie!
I Shall return!
~swoops out of the place with my imaginary cape~

Skyril said...

But don't forget to check out and comment on my poems [at least one or two, pretty please? :D] while I'm away. ;}
LoonySkyril.blogspot.com

Skyril said...

Ok, I'm back. Liked your fan-fic, Gepard

nights.raven said...

its raining here, finally, i like this a lot better than the dang heat

Gepard Valk said...

:D

Gepard Valk said...

Did you leave a comment? (goo)

Skyril said...

It's almost always hot here too, Raven! I hate it... probably a big reason why I love rain so much....

Skyril said...

LOL Yes :]
And followed!

Skyril said...

I almost always leave comments, although generally a few days after it's posted 'cause that's normally when I get around to reading things :P

nights.raven said...

and now it has stopped, i think they gave me the weird weather now lol

Skyril said...

Actually the first post on my blog is a poem about rain :P
It's about a goth girl and a storm. ^.^

Gepard Valk said...

Gah! I got to go! See yous tomorrow!!

nights.raven said...

cool

Skyril said...

LOL Weird weather is certainly traveling about today! Where do you live, Raven? Both me and Kallista, receivers of weird weather, live in the USA.

Skyril said...

Aw farewell, Gepard!
~Waves madly~

nights.raven said...

i live in the USA too

Skyril said...

~growls at self~
That ought to have been "Both Kallista and I" not "Both me and Kallista"!

nights.raven said...

thats ok

Skyril said...

We should nominate this day as United States Day of Peculiar Weather!

nights.raven said...

i second that motion

Skyril said...

It annoys me when I mess up xD
I generally ignore other people's mess ups [unless it's in a book] but not my own.

nights.raven said...

its ok

nights.raven said...

my dogs and cats are bugging my sister lol, its amusing

nights.raven said...

lol

nights.raven said...

brb a sec

Skyril said...

LOL I can imagine :P
How many do you have?

Skyril said...

Mmk

nights.raven said...

back

nights.raven said...

i have 4 cats and 2 dogs

nights.raven said...

3 of those cats are bugging my sister, lol

Alexandre Requiem (Lynda) said...

As is my shower.

A POSSIBLE movie?
So it COULDMAYBEACTUALLY happen?
I shan't get my hopes up...
But anyhoo, it turns out I have EXAMS D:
No one told me this... and I have them in about two weeks... and if I don't pass them I don't go on to Grade 10...
GAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
...
I'll shuddup about my life now.

I know you won't answer this,but I will ask anyway...
Is Wreath dead?
Are you going to kill Dusk in Death Bringer?
How will he die?
Will we discover that Valkyrie's dad is actually an evil tyrant bent on smooshing as many bunnies as he can?!
... But is he maybe... Lord Vile? In disguise? No? Drat.
By the way, would you possibly consider returning to Australia some time next year? I mean, if your schedule allows you, of course. I know you can't just scream "LET'S GO DOWN UNDER!!!!" and hop on a plane and come here, but if you did... You'd hopefully see me again. And who doesn't want to listen to hours and hours and hours of me blabbing about how wonderful you are?
See? What a lovely prospect.

Skyril said...

LOL cats are funny people :P

nights.raven said...

yea

Skyril said...

Heya, Alexander!
~waves~

Skyril said...

I have 5 cats total, but one we won't be keeping. Also, I've been feeding this stray lately, but I HIGHLY doubt we'll take her in either. And one of my cats has three little kittens :]

Skyril said...

ALl are inside cats except one whom we've had for about 12 years and the stray, of course :]

Skyril said...

The one we've had for 12 years is named Tinkerbell ^.^

nights.raven said...

awwww, little kittens are so cute!

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

OMG DEREK I HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER!!!!!!
can't wait to read the chapter im so excited to read it!!! ive been very much skulduggery deprived because there have been no new skulduggery books!!

Skyril said...

They are! I love the little munchkins :]

nights.raven said...

cool

Skyril said...

Skulgirl!
~glomps~
Hello! :]

nights.raven said...

hi skulgirl

Skyril said...

By the way, Master Derek, I think you'll be pleased to discover -even though I highly doubt we'll be keeping her- that I've named the stray Derek ^.^
It's a calico short-haired adult, just so you know on what type of cat your name has been placed.

nights.raven said...

i think derek will be pleased

Skyril said...

Me too! :]
I was trying to think of what to name her, when it suddenly came to me! :D

nights.raven said...

i think it's a good name, and he DID want ppl to name something after him, did he not?

Skyril said...

Indeed x 2! :]
Did you know that Derek means ruler of the people? When I found out, I loved it even more 'cause of how utterly perfect it is :]

nights.raven said...

and it started raining again, lol

Skyril said...

Yay! Rain!
~throws purple confetti~

nights.raven said...

i did not know that, cool tidbit. Fits him perfectly, dont you think?

nights.raven said...

*throws green confetti*

Skyril said...

I do :3

Skyril said...

'Tis Riddler confetti!

nights.raven said...

and its pouring now lol

nights.raven said...

and now it stopped again lol

Skyril said...

~shakes head~
CRAZY weather!!

nights.raven said...

yup

Skyril said...

Check this out real quick ;}

http://theeightgreatimmortals.blogspot.com/2011/06/prodigious-watermelon-soap.html

Kallista said...

NO more teachers!
NO more books!
NO more teacher's dirty looks!



WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT!!!!


SCHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL'S OUT!!!!!!!

Skyril said...

LOL Hurrah!
~cheers with Kallista~
:]

Kallista said...

*high fives Skyril*

Nyx Dawn said...

*lands in Blogland*


ooof!

Nyx Dawn said...

KAL! SKYRIL!



*Glomps them*



HIIIIIIIIIYYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!





:D

Skyril said...

Master Derek, don't forget to check out Barrage :]
I mean... if you get a chance, of course, but I think you'll like them! Especially the songs
"Paralyzed"
"Devil's Nightmare"
"Running Horses"

And furthermore, you haven't answered my questions! Well, I only remember one now... so you get out easy :P
'Tis, Do you like meatloaf?

Skyril said...

NYX!!!
I haven't seen you in person for AGES!!
~glomps~
How are you? :D

Nyx Dawn said...

QUESTION!


If Derek is the Golden God, does that make his parents...


..Titans?

:P

Kallista said...

NYX!!!!!
*knocks her down in a hug*

*gi ves her a noogie*


REG

Nyx Dawn said...

I'm....oh right, yeah!


uh....not too good, actually...


...I'm down with the fever!


>:P

Kallista said...

LOL Nyx!

Skyril said...

And thanks for your comments on my poems, Nyx! :D

Skyril said...

LOL, NYX!!!

Skyril said...

Awww I'm sorry your sick! :/

Nyx Dawn said...

I'm seriously freezing!


HOW CAN IT BE 11 DEGREES CELSIUS AND NOT SNOW?????!!!!!!!

*shakes her head*


I just don't get it....


;P

Kallista said...

Aww...I'm sorry you are ill Nyx8



*cooks a scrambled egg on her forehead*


Boy! You ARE hot!

Skyril said...

It's just ODD weather here, Nyx! Maybe it's odd in Australia too! Perhaps I should make it National Day of Peculiar Weather!

Skyril said...

That is, instead of Uninted States Day of Peculiar Weather.

Nyx Dawn said...

YES! I LOVE your poems!


*points at Kal*


...And don't think YOU can get away...


I need more of your fan fic!


It's EPICA!

:D

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