Sunday, April 1, 2012

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This is what we call a Guilty Blog Post.

Why do I feel guilty? Because it's been well over a week since the last time I posted anything. Also, this post is far too short to be considered a worthy way to spend your time. But I have an excuse. Writing. I'm writing. That's always a good excuse, right?

Deadlines deadlines deadlines. Onrushing. Oncrushing. Is oncrushing a word? No it isn't. But it should be.

I'm days away from finishing Kingdom of the Wicked. Days! I might even have had it finished tonight, but I spent yesterday at the Oxford Literature Festival (which was a lot of fun) so that set me back a little. But I'm close. So close. That wonderful feeling is starting up, that excitement that tells me I've almost finished another book. It's a fantastic feeling. Every writer knows it. That sense of accomplishment that floods over you despite any and all insecurities, despite knowing that you have weeks or months of edits and rewrites ahead of you... None of that matters, not when you're about to finish your first draft.

Days. Mere days. My editor is waiting for it.

I have to get back to work.




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Debbie said...

Congrats for almost finishing the draft and good luck with the rest of it, Derek! Can't wait to read Kingdom of the Wicked! :D

Fibbles! said...

omg!!!! cant wait to read kingdom of the wicked!!!!!! i've only just, this minuite started blogging so i can finaly comment on your blog!!!! YAY! :D

Kiiyashi, The Forum Admin said...

Ooohhhh....
It better have Nye...
Nye is epic.
Dissection scenes are awesome...
MOAR NYE!

Go Derek!
Gogogo!

BananaMinion said...

fourth!

Saefou said...

Have fun writing, Derek!!!! Can't wait for the cover!

BananaMinion said...

i cant wait until Kingdom of the Wicked comes out!!! i want to read it so bad!!!!

Saefou said...

Oh yes, cover AND the book, but one step at a time!

Katniss said...

Congratulations!!!!! I know that feeling exactly! I want to be a writer, and finished the first draft of my first book a few month ago. Still editing though. Lots and lots of editing until I'm happy. I hope you're happy too :D

Designlad said...

Well I was glad you made the journey to Oxford yesterday, the talk was great. Thanks Derek!

Flame Phoenix (Fawkes)~roleplaying said...

Derek since this is early comments.

One- I'm writing a book. It's still early stages but it could work- I hope.

Two- when are you announcingthe poster comp winners and the world book day winners?

- your forever in depth minion. Flame Phoenix.

Flame Phoenix (Fawkes)~roleplaying said...

Oh and now to read the post,


And hopefully people with taking skills shall come.

Y'know we do fill these blogs with idle chit chat

*rides off on a horse to read the post*

Weeeeeeeee!

Anonymous said...

FIRST PAGE!!! :D

ChapterHouse-Reads said...

WOGOO TOP 20!! GO TO MY BLOG DEREK....

Anonymous said...

Okay. *Nods seriously, then huge grin breaks out across face*

The Kingdom of The Wicked is almost finished! :DDDDDDD

I honestly can't wait. I am literally screaming, albeit quietly, as I am in a library.

Anonymous said...

Plus, you need to ask Tom to put a picture of Doctor Nye on one of the books, since there are no offical pictures of him, and I need one as he is one of my favourite characters.

ChapterHouse-Reads said...

i cant WAIT FOR KINGDOM OF THE WICKED!!! I must prepare a blog post!!!

Nixion Strange said...

IM ON THE FIRST PAGE!!!!!

ChapterHouse-Reads said...

lol insane book addict...funny...

Anonymous said...

Spamspamspam. :)

Nah, not really. I'm just going to talk to people on here.... Lalalala....
BTW, to Mythology...

Hehe, I got a comment before you. :3

ChapterHouse-Reads said...

wow... DOES EVERYONE HERE SUBSRCIBE VIA RSS FEED? I know I DO.....
YOUR LATE NIXON!!! =D

Anonymous said...

And to Editor...

Thanks! It's true.

ChapterHouse-Reads said...

WELL...once i got a comment, it was the SECOND comment on a post, my first time commenting here!

Nixion Strange said...

Derek Landy- Could you please check out this blog
http://mistandnixseries.blogspot.com.au/

Flame Phoenix (Fawkes)~roleplaying said...

Hi Nixion.

Flame Phoenix (Fawkes)~roleplaying said...

I have something to tell you.

Anonymous said...

FIRST PAGE HIGH.

Nixion Strange said...

What is it Flame?

Flame Phoenix (Fawkes)~roleplaying said...

Molly, *brainwashes her unto thinking this is second page*

ChapterHouse-Reads said...

http://editorsarticle.blogspot.ca/2012/03/skulduggery-pleasant-book-7-kingdom-of.html I did a post about Kingdom Of The Wicked! big fan!

Mar-Chu said...

BWAHAHAHAHAHAGLEHAGLEHAGLE!

*bathes in Derek's sunshine*

YOU CAN DO IIIITTTTTTT!!!

Anonymous said...

*Cries as brainwash works*
Whyyyyy....

ChapterHouse-Reads said...

LEST GO DE-REK LETS GO! WOO-WOO LETS GO DE-REK LETS GO! WOO-WOO

YOU CAN DO IT!

Anonymous said...

... :D

ChapterHouse-Reads said...

NIXON can you folly my blog,.....i followed your blog..
I have 20 followers....i need some more.

that goes for molly too.

Flame Phoenix (Fawkes)~roleplaying said...

My mother read my emails. Blah blah blah


She's a b word but she saw an email about ne netting shadow in London when I go over the summer and she asked me, and I told her about your plan and now I don't think I'll be allowed go..

*grimaces* Then sparky came into the picture. She saw this before. But she's gonna take my iPod away and not let me on the blog if I don't stop things with sparky-


Also- you have to. Say a speech at the wedding as your a groomsman.

Anonymous said...

Derek, when you come to New Zealand, I will be one of those people that has I love Nye on my top.

Just so you know.

Anonymous said...

*Salutes*
Of course I shall follow you!

Nixion Strange said...

mixed messages
Is the wedding on or off?

ChapterHouse-Reads said...

YOU HAVE YOUR FIRST FOLLOWER MOLLY!

Flame Phoenix (Fawkes)~roleplaying said...

It's on.

Also she sent my entire unbix to her email address.

That's just stalkerish. She's a b word sometimes.

ChapterHouse-Reads said...

O.o

Flame Phoenix (Fawkes)~roleplaying said...

Inbox.

Nixion Strange said...

well... set up a new email?

Flame Phoenix (Fawkes)~roleplaying said...

Editor- ed. I'm calling you ed.

Could you change your name? It's kind of distracting.

ChapterHouse-Reads said...

FLAME, call me eddie

Flame Phoenix (Fawkes)~roleplaying said...

In thinking if that.

I think I just might.

Flame Phoenix (Fawkes)~roleplaying said...

Nah that requires typing, in which alone requires effort, and effort- meh. The bother.
Ed.

ChapterHouse-Reads said...

hey guys, just wanted to say, im going to have to go do some hmwrk so... A FOLLOW FOR A FOLLOW, follow my blog, and I'll follow yours! =D

Flame Phoenix (Fawkes)~roleplaying said...

The effort.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Wait- does this mean there is even the _tiniest_ most _minuscule_ chance of it being available before the set deadline?

Flame Phoenix (Fawkes)~roleplaying said...

Hi Phoenix.

Nixion Strange said...

i sincerly doubt that it wil... Phoenix?

Flame Phoenix (Fawkes)~roleplaying said...

Hi Phoenix.

Flame Phoenix (Fawkes)~roleplaying said...

Hi Phoenix.

Flame Phoenix (Fawkes)~roleplaying said...

Hi Phoenix.

Anonymous said...

Oh my God. People I don't know are talking to me. Um... I'm really not supposed to talk to strangers... Not that I don't like you guys. You seem like a decent bunch, and anyone who likes Skulduggery can't be all bad, but.. you know... parents... So, bye!

Nixion Strange said...

uhhhh
How are you meant to meet people if you can't talk to them?
Flawed system if there ever was one

Flame Phoenix (Fawkes)~roleplaying said...

Phoenix! You know me!

We met before! You thanked me for spelling Phoenix right,

Flame Phoenix (Fawkes)~roleplaying said...

Phoenix! You know me!

We met before! You thanked me for spelling Phoenix right,

Flame Phoenix (Fawkes)~roleplaying said...

Gonna go sleep. Bye.

Nixion Strange said...

Bye

Nixion Strange said...

But now i will go back to the joy of being on the first page
FOR THE FIRST TIME

ChapterHouse-Reads said...

woo hoo?...

Nixion Strange said...

DEREK, WHEN YOU COME, CAN YOU PUT UP A SPECIAL AREA JUST FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE IN YOUR BLOG, AND WE CAN TALK, AND AFTER YOU'RE DONE WITH THE FAKE MINIONS, CAN YOU QUICKLY SPEAK TO US?!
AND CAN YOU READ MY STORY BLOG
http://mistandnixseries.blogspot.com.au/

ChapterHouse-Reads said...

derek go read nixes blog...it has amazing stories. Its quite good.
I only there'd add my to their blogroll....*sigh*

ChapterHouse-Reads said...

If only there'd add my blog to their blogroll...

Nixion Strange said...

*rolls eyes*
I did that on my first blog, but i won't do it on this blog
One-it's not mine really.
Two- We aren't getting a blogroll

ChapterHouse-Reads said...

ok ok...

Dancing Fire (Directioner!!!!!) said...

Hello! This is the closest I have been close to the top even though it's very very far from it. Congratulations on nearly finishing The draft! Can't wait to read it.:)

Nixion Strange said...

another melbournean! The first i've met!

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ChapterHouse-Reads said...

good idea

Dancing Fire (Directioner!!!!!) said...

Do you live in Melbourne ?

Nixion Strange said...
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Nixion Strange said...

Sorry
Yep. I live in Melbourne

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Dancing Fire (Directioner!!!!!) said...

Cool. Did you prank any one yesterday?

Nixion Strange said...
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Nixion Strange said...

No. I forgot
Damn

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ChapterHouse-Reads said...

there
REFRESH

ChapterHouse-Reads said...

I am doing somehting on another widow. Didnt see that till now.

ChapterHouse-Reads said...

*window* LOL

Dancing Fire (Directioner!!!!!) said...

I did. I hid two alarm clock in my sister's wardrobe and set it on 3:00 am and it was soooo funny and the goof thing is that I got away from doing that.

Min (Thalia) said...

Go Derek go!!!!!!!! You can do it! <3

I am so excited for September, you don't even know. Also, sorry I haven't been commenting (read: annoying you) lately! That will change...probably. If track stops injuring me.


Anyway, best of luck Derek!

Nixion Strange said...

And i think Derek will come to Melbourne
Sydeny, Melbourne, Brinsbane

Nixion Strange said...

You got away with it? If i even go into my sisters room, i would be killed

Dancing Fire (Directioner!!!!!) said...

I really hope so cause I missed him last time when he came here. Damn me!

Nixion Strange said...

brb

Dancing Fire (Directioner!!!!!) said...

But my sis did kick me in the shin once for that.

Nixion Strange said...

My sister threw a knife at me once for no reason

Dancing Fire (Directioner!!!!!) said...

Sigh. I really hope to win the comp for the end of the world cause I really wanna meet Derek but I wouldn't have any chance of winning. Sigh

Nixion Strange said...

What comp?

Dancing Fire (Directioner!!!!!) said...

Omg! Did u tell your mum? If my sis did that to me I would just go and annoy her

Nixion Strange said...

Nah, i don't go telling my mum things
Unlike my sister
*scowls*

Dancing Fire (Directioner!!!!!) said...

Go to the sp website , the uk one and there is a competion for aus and newzealand. You type in the family member in the story provied on the web and write in why it should be you to be the winner and go and meet Derek.

Nixion Strange said...

What? Why wouldn't it be on the Aus and NZ one? That's just stupid

Nixion Strange said...

where's the comp? i don't see it

Dancing Fire (Directioner!!!!!) said...

I try to tell her things but she don't really care about me she only cares about my sis. She is my mum' s FAV girl. :)

Dancing Fire (Directioner!!!!!) said...

You can try to type in sp world book day comp.

Dancing Fire (Directioner!!!!!) said...

I just how'd in sp web and the second one is the comp.

Lavender Hope said...

Sweet! First page!

Anyone here?

Nixion Strange said...

THERE IT IS!

Lavender Hope said...

Hey Nix!
*waves*

Nixion Strange said...

Hey Lav

Invisible_Fly said...

Oh dear, that kitten is adorably tragic.

And how dare you, Sir Landy, tease us by saying you're almost done writing when we still won't be able to get it for a few months.

Lavender Hope said...

Okay, now that I know there's a new post, I'm going again.

Bye!

Nixion Strange said...

Do you include Stephanie and Gordon, or not?

Nixion Strange said...

Bye Lav

Dancing Fire (Directioner!!!!!) said...

The kitten is soooooo cute. Hey Nix, did u found it?

Nixion Strange said...

found it
Do you include Stephaine and Gordon or not?

Dancing Fire (Directioner!!!!!) said...

I did. But I'm not sure if I should include skulduggery or not

Zathract Mist said...

NIGHTMARE GO BOOM!!!

Nixion Strange said...

MIST
http://www.skulduggerypleasant.co.uk/theendoftheworld_anz/
I FOUND THE COMP THAT'S MENTIONED AT THE BACK OF TEOTW

Nixion Strange said...

http://www.skulduggerypleasant.co.uk/theendoftheworld_anz/

Dancing Fire (Directioner!!!!!) said...

It's soooooo weird to say Stephanie cause my name is Stephanie. So when u talk about that, it sounds like ur talking about me. LOL:)

Zathract Mist said...

*is hyperventalating*

WHY AM I NOT HOME? I NEED TO ENTER THIS COMPETITION!!!!

Nixion Strange said...

i know
Why can't you enter?

Fiona Valkyrie said...

hi Derek!!! I'm wondering, is there any chance of a) you going on tour in Ireland late July-mid August? b) Kingdom of the wicked being released by the end of the second week of August?
I will be in Ireland (in Malahide and in County Kerry and in Galway) from the last two weeks of July to the first two weeks of August and then I will be going back to the states, never to get my dear book! Or meet you!!! That is one of my life's goals, to meet you, to even just SEE YOU IN PERSON. Ok, I'm done gushing, but could you please respond? Thanks!

~Fiona

Dancing Fire (Directioner!!!!!) said...

Are u using ur phone, I think u can do it On the phone.

Zathract Mist said...

Gotta go. I sent you ch 5 yesterday. Bye!!

Nixion Strange said...

Looking at it
BYE!

Dancing Fire (Directioner!!!!!) said...

Bye!

Nixion Strange said...

Entered!

Nixion Strange said...

hello?

Dancing Fire (Directioner!!!!!) said...

Entered what?

Nixion Strange said...

the comp

Dancing Fire (Directioner!!!!!) said...

What' s ur reason to see Derek?

Nixion Strange said...

I am his biggest fan. i want to see him, i defy to laws of physics
The usual

Dancing Fire (Directioner!!!!!) said...

Hello? Anyone there?

Nixion Strange said...

im here

Dancing Fire (Directioner!!!!!) said...

I couldn't think of anything to say so I just wrote random things. Which part of melb do u live in?

Nixion Strange said...

western suburbs. You?

Dancing Fire (Directioner!!!!!) said...

Port melbourne

Nixion Strange said...

nice

Dancing Fire (Directioner!!!!!) said...

When u said western, which suburb do u mean?

Xaviour Spentt said...

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! i cant wait! why dont you publish it on june the 17!!!!!!my birthday;P
PLEASE COME AND VISIT AUSTRALIA!!!

Nixion Strange said...

...sorry, but i'm not about to go tell someone which subburb i live in
No offense

Dancing Fire (Directioner!!!!!) said...

Happy birthday for 17/6 cause I don't think I will be here.

Dancing Fire (Directioner!!!!!) said...

None taken.

Dancing Fire (Directioner!!!!!) said...

Sigh. My sis suddenly loved playing cludo and I have to play with her and I kind of got sick of the game but...... Sighs irratatbilly

Nixion Strange said...
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Nixion Strange said...

My sister is having something painful done to her teeth

Dancing Fire (Directioner!!!!!) said...

And that is.......?

Nixion Strange said...

not a filling, but something like it

Nixion Strange said...

i forget the name of it, but i had it done once
It's painful

Dancing Fire (Directioner!!!!!) said...

Did u delete ur own massage or the Derek did it?

Nixion Strange said...

me

Dancing Fire (Directioner!!!!!) said...

Ouch! I've never been to the dentist before so I'm pretty lucky.

Nixion Strange said...

Never? You meant to go every six months
I haven't gone in years, but still. Never?

Dancing Fire (Directioner!!!!!) said...

How do u delete ur own massage?

Dancing Fire (Directioner!!!!!) said...

Yeah.....

Nixion Strange said...

There's a little bin icon next to the date and time you commented, just bellow your comment

Dancing Fire (Directioner!!!!!) said...

U no, I think this is the longest anyone ever chatted.

Lavender Hope said...

Derek! You are awesome! I just got into SP and now I'm obsessed! I live in America, and you don't even have all the books in the series! I begged my mom to get the rest from Amazon!
Now I can't wait for the next book! Again I'm going to say, because it deserves to be said twice, you are awesome, Derek! An absolute genius!

Nixion Strange said...

I've chatted for over 12 hours
This is nothing, i pracatally live here

Nixion Strange said...

Hey Melissa

Nixion Strange said...

brb

Lavender Hope said...

Hi Nixion.

Okay.

Dancing Fire (Directioner!!!!!) said...

Omg! I can't even stay on the computer for more then 2 hours!

Lavender Hope said...

I'm sort of new to this.

You guys talk here?

Lavender Hope said...

What does that mean, Fire?

Can I call you that?

Lavender Hope said...

Wow, we're still on the first page???

...no one must be talking much...

Dancing Fire (Directioner!!!!!) said...

Hi melissa

Lavender Hope said...

Hi. :)

Dancing Fire (Directioner!!!!!) said...

U just talk about..... Things here. And u can call fire. Can I call u Mel ?

Lavender Hope said...

Sure. That's fine. :)

Lavender Hope said...

Or Scar, or... well if you want, look at my profile. It explains a few things. :P

Dancing Fire (Directioner!!!!!) said...

Sorry. I mean u can call me fire.

Dancing Fire (Directioner!!!!!) said...

I'm such a scatter- brain

Nixion Strange said...

back

Lavender Hope said...

It's okay. I knew what you meant.

Lavender Hope said...

Hi again Nixion. Is it okay if I call you Nix?

Nixion Strange said...

Everyone calls me Nix

Lavender Hope said...

Hmm...

I think I'll make a blog myself.

I'm going to write my stories on it. :)

Lavender Hope said...

Oh. Okay.

Brb. Making a blog.

Nixion Strange said...

I do that
I'm going to make a new blog just for that now

Dancing Fire (Directioner!!!!!) said...

Hello again

Nixion Strange said...

Hi

Dancing Fire (Directioner!!!!!) said...

I think I should prank my sis again for kicking me really hard. Any suggestions?

Nixion Strange said...

hmmm... i dunno

Dancing Fire (Directioner!!!!!) said...

Oh well. I think an idea will come to me later. I got my own blog but a no one goes on it so that's kind of takes the reason out of blogging

Nixion Strange said...

who cares if no one reads it
I didn't care when i firts made a blog

Dancing Fire (Directioner!!!!!) said...

Cool

Dancing Fire (Directioner!!!!!) said...

Brb in 2 mins

Unknown said...

Can't wait for the release!
Good job for getting this far without giving up. My sister has constantly tried writing and is constantly giving up on a story!
Guilty posts, I like it. Is school a good enough excuse?
Dancing fire, the same is happening with me so, just nag your friends via email, FB, MSN, whatever. Someone will eventually follow.

Dancing Fire (Directioner!!!!!) said...

Thanks. And u can call me fire

Lavender Hope said...

Back. I made my blog. Nothing yet, but now I'll start. It looks cool though. But it will probably look better with a post...

Zathract Mist said...

Back.

Nixion Strange said...

Hey Mist

Zathract Mist said...

Hello people.

Nixion Strange said...

i sent it back to you Mist (chapter 5)

Zathract Mist said...

Can I call you Scarlet, Melissia?

Lavender Hope said...

Hi Zathract. Or would you prefer Mist?

Sorry, a bit new...

Zathract Mist said...

*Melissa

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