Thursday, May 20, 2010

Yippee!!

I'm finished Book Five! I'm finished Book Five! I'm FINNNNNISHED... Book Five!

Yes yes, I still have to do whatever rewrites and polishes and edits that are required, but still...

I'm FINISHED!

I'm now going to celebrate! (By celebrate I do, of course, mean play a video game until my eyes bleed.)

51 comments:

Jordan Evans said...

Congratulations! :)
I also approve of your celebration (video games FTW).

-Jo

Aimee =] said...

Whoop :)

You should invite us over for a party Derek :P Though, you have to pay for plane tickets :)

Though congrats for finishing =]Enjoy your video games LOL

emma said...

Congrads but I would celebrate by eating huge amounts of fatty, but delicious food, hey u could do both:)

Insanity Moonshine said...

4th HEY WHO WON THE CARACTER COMP!?!?

Insanity Moonshine said...

also i shall continue to post this till its anwsered:
1. is it antons gist on the back of dark days? 2. when will the winner of the caracter comp be annocned?
3. if peter piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, how many peppers did he pick?
4.do you like waffels?
5.how many people are in the munchkin army? 6.how do you feel about the oil spill in the gulf of mexico?
7. are you annoyed that i type like this?
8.are you gonna wish me happy birthday and dedicate a blog to me and lynn?



Finbar-he came in here asking for a growlying panther
skul-a grolwing panther?
Finbear-yep
skul-then why are you giving he a tatoo of a kitten?
Finbar-im just in a kitten kind of mood, ya know?

FireBrand Sleuth said...

Nice celebration.

I was just wondering, are you going to include Tanith's brother in the books? She said she had one in book 1 but I'm not sure you remember. Just food for thought.

Carina said...

That's great! I can't wait to have it in my hands in September!! Anything you write is godly. (Don't let that get to your head lol)
Can't wait to see character annoucements. :]

Ambiguity said...

OH, Great! That's fantastic! good for you! any idea on the name yet...? and also I'm SURE we wouldn't mind a nice little spoiler?
lol, just kidding on that, I'D LIKE to have 1 but I have no hopes :(
Still, good for you, what vidio game is it btw??
~Ambz

Sas said...

Amazing, sure it'll be as awesome as the others, if not better! Can't wait to read it. But anyone know when Dark Days comes out in the USA? WE don't have it for sale over here, or atleast that I know of >.<

Nerdy Skeleton said...

SCORE FOR LANDY.

I thank you for finishing it so quickly, and for allowing the next book to come out in September. I pretty much died of happiness a little when I found that out.

But, I'm afraid to say, it kind of seems like you're enjoying the fact that you have hundreds of followers to comment on your mindless rambles. Dare I even say you LIKE having a blog?

Yes, I dare.

t.cafaro07 said...

Fantastic! Now hopefully we can all find out who won the character competition, i'm fed up of waiting...

Also, play Red Dead Redemption if you can, it's absolute EPICNESS!

skyril said...

Ah!Awesome!Yet again EXCEEDED the highest possible level of incredible, amazingness!You shall celebrate by playing a video game 'till your eyes bleed!Ah Mr.Landy you make me so very proud to be your minion! :-D
That's great that you finished it!Oh!I also have good news.Soon you will have some more money!lol I made an agreement with some miscellaneous human online.I read his favorite book and he reads mine, which is, of course, Skulduggery Pleasant!*Yay!*
So you may very well have a new recruit within the coming weeks.
Rejoice!
By the way, thanks to you I could hardly sleep last night.I kept imagining what 'twould be like if you came to the USA and I got to meet you.So I got all worked up and excited.I finally got myself to sleep after quite long time of telling my self that so far I've no news what-so-ever of you, Mr.Landy of coming.
lol
Don't worry I don't blame you. :)

Anyway I'll stop going on and on for the time being ^.^.

Too-ta-loo (that's right I said "too-ta-loo".I'm in a very good mood at the moment :-} I mean really!How could I not be excited when I've just found out you've finished book 5!!...the only bad thing is after this one there will only be 4 books left instead of 5....O well I won't contemplate such things at the moment because I wouldn't want to ruin my fabulous mood.So.Ta-ta!'Till next time!)

Skyril

"people who follow rules do not come to me," replied Chine."Which explains why I see thw both of you with some regularity."
-China Sorrows

P.S. Sas, I don't know when it comes out here, but you can order it on e-bay from the UK.Maybe you can get someone to order it?That's is how I got mine.^.^ I hope that might help.

Kirsty said...

wow yay!!! can't wait to read it!

"You are like our own little vegetable"
SP

Nye said...

Oh, well done! You're amazing (The best, in fact)

Can I proof-read it? Please???

Ah well, nice try.

Holly said...

WOOHOO! That means we'll know who won the competition soon!

Tess said...

yeah! GO DEREK GO!

What about the winner of the character comp.? don't you have to add him/her in?

btw... WHO WON? WAS IT ME?! WAS IT!!!???

Ayries said...

CONGRATS! This is Awesome and Excellent news. :)

And video games are the best way to celebrate, too.

isaiah lim said...

great book ,great character ,great story and also hoping the movie will be great

Bex. said...

Good. You can publish it NOW. We can forgive any errors. ISN'T THAT RIGHT SKULHEADS? *Population of the Facebook SP Club cheer*
SEE?! THEY WANT IT!
Anyway....Need...Book....Five!

inferno-joe said...

YES! DEREK PLAYS VIDEO GAMES!

GO DEREK!!!1

DO U PLAY CALL OF DUTY? IT IS A SICK AS GAME.

WOT ABOUT...


ANY GAMES DONE BY VALVE? BIOSHOCK? HALFLIFE? TEAM FORTRESS 2?

FEAR? (now thats a scary game)

ANYTHING ELSE?

WOT GAME ARE U PLAYING AT THE MOMENT?

JOE

SamanthaStandfield said...

I'm A Video game freak, too!

Have you played final fantasy?

:) Also Congrats on finishing the book! :)

Samantha Standfield :)

Kirsty said...

i can't wait to see the character competition announced!!! wow im fed up with waiting for that! i probs won't win seeing as im up agaisnt 3500 people. congrats to whoever won!

terrible-troy said...

Nice one. Soon the world will know the truth of my mighty guess, mwahahaha.
Also, I agree with the dude up there. Red Dead Redemption looks so epic, I decided to cancel seeing my family this half term so I can have an uninterrupted week playing it. Seriously man, check out some trailers.
Also, how small a cameo is this comp char gonna make? Like a 'Hey, I'm Honest' (blates coz my character rules) and they exit. That would be funny.
See you along the trail...
Reverend Funk

lilian.thigh said...

Congratulations are in order. ;D

Must. Get. My. Dark Days. Ellen still has it. 8l She bought it in MARCH as a gift but she hasn't given it to me yet.

I might as well thank you here for signing my drawing of Mr Pleasant singing "Ipanema" in Sydney! :D Even though the girl asking for it was my best friend's sister, not me. Even though I haven't SEEN my drawing in two months...

Bethany said...

So surely that means the winner of the competition has been chosen? Or was that for the sixth book?

I think I'mma go kick some Zombie ass. Left For Dead ftw.

Molly said...

That is awesome!!!!!!!! but i still think you need to get up and do something active.....

EleanorLight said...

Well done! I just finished writing my play too! Of course, there's things I need to fix, but I'm FINISHED!!!! It's a brilliant feeling, isn't it?

Funsize said...

Congratulations! Now... I can't wait to read it! And like I said on the other post, the cover looks amazing! This is gonna be one hell of a book... I'm actually looking forward to September now!

Shauna said...

AHHH! Can't wait!! You should invite me and Julia over for a party we live in Dublin too YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hyperness!

madison said...

So happy! So happy! So so so so HAPPY!!!!!!!!!! So happy that I'm now hyperventilating and typing at the same time which is amazingly impossible. Yet now that I have come to my senses I am not so happy. I am more then excited about the book being done but there remains one problem for us fans in the United States. WE STILL HAVEN'T GOTTEN BOOK FOUR. So even though you are done with your precios little book(or rather big considering there about three hundred to four hundred pages long)and that in September you will send it off to all those nice countries that are apparently better then ours WE won't get it until months later just like book four. And yes I relise it's only been two months since the release of book four but you would think that within that time you could send some our way. The only reason I got it was because I was desperate and so I ordered it as a birthday present for myself.

Riki Fresh said...

I forgot to say in my comment earlier that you have inspired me to write a blog. It actually looks rather amusing and I would love it if my favorite author who most likely finds me insane would read it. Along with the people who read his blogs since I believe you will all understand it more considering I'm bound to talk about Skulduggery Pleasant in it. It is called 'This random blog thing' and as soon as I figure out how to use it, it will be awesome.
Oh and that name thing has changed for me again. It's supposed to say Madison.

Tarotiste said...

Congratulations!

You said that you read these so, just in case you get a moment I have a question from a frustrated American reader. I LOVE your books. So much, in fact, that I bought it from Amazon.UK and donated it to the library I work for because we couldn't get it until it comes out in the US otherwise... so my question is this. What is the difference between the US and English/Irish edition (other than binding and paper)? Do they actually go through and change every time you use fag to cigarette or jumper to sweater (not that you seem to use those words)?


Surely there must be SOMETHING that takes them months to do between the English publishing date and the American publishing date other than changing the paper and cover???

Signed... a terribly CURIOUS reader,
Clare

georgias-p said...

Congrats! I Cant wait to read it, is it still coming out in September? and does this mean the next one is not coming out in april?

bye

william101010 said...

Is it just me or does every try to be exactly like derek/skullduggery on these comments. Get your own way to be funny lol.

skyril said...

Hmm I don't think EVERYBODY tries to be funny like thim.

Maddi said...

Congratulations Mr Landy! I can only imagine the excitement and relief you must be feeling at the moment.
Out of curiosity, what game are you going to play?

nightelf-elle said...

Congratulations! Can I have the book now? Or maybe after I'm done with Wuthering Heights.

Btw which video game are you playing? I'd strongly suggest getting the new Prince of Persia (or the old ones if you haven't played them already).

The Cellist said...

This is kinda late, but well done!!!

ebleva said...

I like the way you celebrate :) and congrats can't wait to read it and I advise playing Kingdom Hearts if your into story action kinda games

Amanda said...

You're awesome Derek and I love your books! I'm in the US though and idt it has come out yet D= I might just have to get the stupid audiobook =P anyways, gotta love the villans and such they're so evil! lol Cant wait till September! Love, anonymous fan.

sweetnaeema32 said...

ah...4months left until the book is mine. still such a long time

Dante Ross said...

I am way too excited. Please let there be someone named Dante...

Johanna said...

Book Five of the Skullduggery Series??
If it is....
Yeeeeeaaaaaahhhhh!!!^^°
Cool! Nice I love it!

Alice said...

WELL DONE!!! I CAN'T WAIT TO READ IT I WILL GO TELL ALL MY FRIENDS! I THINK THAT EVERYONE SHOULD READ IT!

number one fan! said...

who are you dedocating your 5th book to?

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