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Dreamworks has released a new clip from the new film.
Dragon racing is the new sport of Berk, which seems to include scoring goals with sheep! No spoilers here! Just the poor sheep from the isle of Berk not getting a break!
Check out the new clip over on Berk’s Grapevine at http://www.berksgrapevine.com/2014/04/one-minute-clip-black-sheep.html
If you are heading to the Cannes Film Festival, you might be in for a treat. How To Train Your Dragon 2 is set to have its world première at the festival! Find out more and what else has been selected for Cannes at http://www.festival-cannes.fr/en/article/60533.html.
Oh Mr Landy. How you love to tease us!
In a video posted on Monday, Landy announced the title of the last Skulduggery Pleasant series. Promising a year to remember (grandly titled “The Year of the Requiem”), he sounds like the evil genius that he is as he revealed that the last book will be called Skulduggery Pleasant: the Dying of the Light. He offers no clues about the actual events of the book but has said that it will tear our souls in two. I think it is safe to say though that a few boxes of tissues, tubs of ice cream and other aides will be needed to deal with this last book.
Watch the video here: Skulduggery Book 9 — title announcement
P.S.: Yes, I know I am behind with posting about this but give me a break! I’ve been busy!
Sorry for the lack of updates. I will explain what has happened but first, word counts:
Day 6: 4,058 words
Day 7: 5,020 words
Day 8: 5,020 words
Day 9: 5,398 words
Day 10: 5,965 words
Day 11: 5,965 words
Day 12: 8,042 words
So, as you can see, I have struggled to keep writing and this has been due to my job search and lack of time and, sometimes, motivation to write. People will probably say I should drop out but really, it’s a nice challenge for me to have to keep me going. Otherwise, I would probably just not write at all and then I will struggle to get writing again.
I have avoided posting on here as I had hoped I would get more time to write and so give my word count a good boost so would be able to post better progress. Yesterday NaNo Marathon did help as did the live videos on YouTube but not enough for me to realistic expect to have written 50,000 words by the end of the month. So I have dropped my target by 20,000 to 30,000 words for this month. It should still give me a decent length novella.
I have planned to a degree for this month as I have mentioned earlier but it seems I have failed to realise this novel will probably have to take place over a shorter time span than anticipated or even to adjust when certain events happen in story time. Not a massive problem (especially as it is looking less and less likely that I will edit this novel after this month). Just means accepting this will probably make it easier for me to write and get my word count, especially with the lowered target.
In basic, that is why I have not been posting my Camp NaNoWriMo word counts.
Dreamworks today posted the final trailer for How To Train Your Dragon 2! This trailer shows us a lot more than we have seen before, gives us clues that we are about to see and learn a lot more about our favourite dragons and many new ones. It also includes part of the Itchy Armpit clip!
Watch it here:
I am SUPER excited for this film and cannot wait for its release. From what I can find, UK release is slated for July.
This years short list for the Bailey Women’s Prize for Fiction is dominated by debut authors. Formerly known as the Orange Prize for Fiction, the winner receives a £30,000 prize. Books must be written in English by a woman to be eligible for the award, no matter their geographical location, age or subject of their writing.
The short listed books and authors are:
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Americanah (Fourth Estate)
Hannah Kent – Burial Rites (Picador)
Jhumpa Lahiri – The Lowland(Bloomsbury)
Audrey Magee – The Undertaking (Atlantic Books)
Eimear McBride – A Girl Is A Half-formed Thing
(Galley Beggar/Faber and Faber)
Donna Tartt – The Goldfinch (Little, Brown)
Find out more about the prize and the books on the BBC News website.