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I know I'm probably way behind with keeping up with everybody. I do apologise, though it looks like there's no let up just yet. Lambing is finally over but it's all systems go on the book. I now have a mid May deadline for getting the text into its final format. That means sorting out the literally hundreds of footnotes and all the typos and any additions/alterations to the content in three weeks! In practise, with other commitments, it means about three whole days and a few bits stolen here and there. Yes I'm panicking!

And it occurred to me that I've said very little about the actual content. While, on the face of it, it's about Aragorn, obviously it encompasses so much more such as Numenor and the Dunedain; Elendil, Elrond and Elros; AElfwine and Eriol; Arthur and Charlemagne; Beowulf and Beorhtnoth; Sigurd and Turin; heroism and humility; Arry Lowdham and King Sheave; Finrod and Andreth; death and desire; the Fall of Man and the ending of the World!

So a few diverse topics there but all weaved together by the presence of Aragorn and drawn into six rather long chapters, the titles of which are as follows.

1. The Riddle of Strider
2. Trotter
3. The Numenor Dilemma
4. Fulfilling the Divine Plan
5. A peerless Hero
6. The Importance of Hope

The plan is still for an August launch, details to follow nearer the time as I can't think about that yet, not until the text is finally finished and I've tracked down every last quotation. Estelcontar is going to be here for the next couple of weekends so I think I'll rope her in to help with that.

I'm going to be busy!

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Date: 2012-04-18 08:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] curiouswombat.livejournal.com
I am really looking forward to it - are you hoping to launch it at Tolkien 2012? I am very, very, tempted to go to that.

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Date: 2012-04-18 09:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inzilbeth-liz.livejournal.com
Thank you!

Oh I do hope you do come to RotR. We're actually hoping to launch it the week before that but nothing's finalised yet.

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Date: 2012-04-18 09:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] curiouswombat.livejournal.com
[livejournal.com profile] gillo and I are going to have a serious talk about it when we meet at the WriterConUK get-together in Coventry in late May.

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Date: 2012-04-18 09:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inzilbeth-liz.livejournal.com
That would be wonderful.

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Date: 2012-04-18 09:24 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] arwen75
Do shout if you need any proof-reading or other help - something I am very used to in my day to day job :D Looking forward to being able to read the finished book.
Edited Date: 2012-04-18 09:25 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2012-04-18 09:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inzilbeth-liz.livejournal.com
Thank you so much. I'm discovering just what a big job the final edit is and I haven't begun to work on things like the format of footnotes so I may well take you up on that.

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Date: 2012-04-18 09:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] harrowcatliz.livejournal.com
Looking forward to a signed copy! As with Arwen, if there is anything I can do to mop the furrowed brow let me know. Btw did you get my message about Tree's visit? I can't seem to find your details which I have obviously put in a very safe place!

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Date: 2012-04-18 09:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inzilbeth-liz.livejournal.com
Thanks so much Liz and you must come to the launch.

Yes I did get your message but it sounds as if you didn't get my reply. I'll try and phone you again tomorrow.

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Date: 2012-04-18 10:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] harrowcatliz.livejournal.com
Home until 9.30 then work or mobile. Looking forward to hear from you.

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Date: 2012-04-19 06:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inzilbeth-liz.livejournal.com
I'll try and catch you this afternoon then. I'm TB testing in the morning.

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Date: 2012-04-19 07:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] harrowcatliz.livejournal.com
Ooh! My thoughts and prayers are with you!

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Date: 2012-04-19 09:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inzilbeth-liz.livejournal.com
Thank you! Fortunately it was a clear test.

I completely run out of time today but I will try again tomorrow.

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Date: 2012-04-19 09:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] harrowcatliz.livejournal.com
Congratulations. Use my mobile as I will be at Dad's all day. I will wave on my way up the m40. Which junction?

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Date: 2012-04-18 10:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cairistiona7.livejournal.com
Estelcontar will be of great help, I'm sure of it!

May I add my plug? *g* Having read the book (or at least the last version of it before your latest editing), I can certainly attest to its value as a much-needed, exhaustive examination of how Aragorn came to be, both story internally and externally. Whether or not Aragorn is a favorite character, there's so much information in here that ties the entire legendarium together that it's well worth the read even if you prefer, say, Elves in the 1st Age, or Hobbits in the 3rd Age, or dragons under a Lonely Mountain.

You're definitely in the home stretch now, isn't it! *cheers you on*

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Date: 2012-04-19 06:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inzilbeth-liz.livejournal.com
Oh thank you so much for adding your plug! Yes I think people will be surprised at what's in there altogether and the feedback so far has been most encouraging.

Yes, a couple more months and then, well, I've been so wrapped up in this for so long, I'll probably feel really lost without it!

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Date: 2012-04-19 11:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cairistiona7.livejournal.com
You probably will be a little sad, actually. That's pretty normal for writers after they finish their big project. But it passes and then you start getting ideas for the Next Big Thing. *g*

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Date: 2012-04-18 10:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shirebound.livejournal.com
Wow, that book will be awesome. Please keep us updated.

I know how incredibly busy you are. Put Estelcontar to work, and I hope you gals have a blast! :)

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Date: 2012-04-19 06:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inzilbeth-liz.livejournal.com
Thank you so much! I'm hoping Estelcontar will enjoy joining me at my desk with a mountain of books to wade through!

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Date: 2012-04-19 12:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rs9.livejournal.com
Exciting!!!!!!

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Date: 2012-04-19 06:46 am (UTC)

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Date: 2012-04-19 07:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ellynn-ithilwen.livejournal.com
Will it be any easier for you if I start panicking with you? *lol*

I'm glad to hear that everything is fine with lambing, and I'm sure it'll be a great book. ;) When you'll have time for LJ, keep us informed about the news. ;)

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Date: 2012-04-19 09:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inzilbeth-liz.livejournal.com
Thanks Ellynn. Please do keep me company with the panicking though this is something I'm proving very good at on my own lol!

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Date: 2012-04-19 05:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wellinghall.livejournal.com
Is an "undate" where you definitely don't go out to a film and dinner with an attractive member of the opposite sex? ;-)

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Date: 2012-04-19 07:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inzilbeth-liz.livejournal.com
Lol! Typos are the bane of my life at the moment and you can see why!

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Date: 2012-04-19 08:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] muuranker.livejournal.com
Please let me know if you want your bibliography proofing.

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Date: 2012-04-19 09:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inzilbeth-liz.livejournal.com
Oh thank you. I may well take you up on that as I confess it is worrying me a bit.

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Date: 2012-04-19 11:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] suzll.livejournal.com
Oh my goodness me, how exciting!!!!!!! I can see how you are going to be very busy! I see you already have several offers for help with editing/cleaning up footnotes/bibliography/etc., but do let me know if you need an extra hand! Believe it or not I enjoy proofing those kinds of things :)

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Date: 2012-04-20 09:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inzilbeth-liz.livejournal.com
Thanks so much for the offer Suz. It's certainly going to be a busy time!

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Date: 2012-04-20 06:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lindahoyland.livejournal.com
Good luck and do let me know if you need any help in spotting typos ect.

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Date: 2012-04-20 09:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inzilbeth-liz.livejournal.com
Thanks so much Linda.

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Date: 2012-04-22 01:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] endlessrarities.livejournal.com
It'll be worth the hassle in the end! I shall look forward to reading it in due course!!

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Date: 2012-04-22 09:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inzilbeth-liz.livejournal.com
Oh thank you so much!

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Date: 2012-05-02 01:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lilybaggins.livejournal.com
Wow, the book sounds so exciting... you ARE busy!

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Date: 2012-05-02 08:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inzilbeth-liz.livejournal.com
Thank you! Suddenly it's all happening! I must do another update soon.

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