Hello my faithful 8.3 readers!
I had a particularly intellectually challenging contract that I just finished, and my brain is toast. Just putting that up front.
I was feeling down on MARTIN (where’s the next book!), so I re-devoured A Game of Thrones. What an extraordinary epic novel. Between the first time I read the novel in 1997 (!) and this year, 2010 (!), I wrote three novels of my own, and not only was the re-read entertaining, but also educational. Martin has outstanding voicing. For example, a father and son who are alike, but come across, through the pages, as distinct and separate individuals dispute their personality similarities. I could go on, but if you haven’t re-read Martin’s classic in a while, you should do so. It is very educational.
COURTNEY SUMMERS is a genius. Some Girls Are is a technically brilliant novel, and a thought-provoking one at that. I am savoring it like a fine bottle of cognac. I’ll post a review latter. There is a lot in this novel for a YA author. It’s basically a must read on your YA list.
Hey: GARY CORBY is your novel out yet, I want to read it really, really bad!
On my meager writing front, I’m line editing The Wælcyries Murders. Then it’s off to finish The Baby Dancers. Cause, you know, it’s all about goblin ninjas. ON FIRE.