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One of those me me me posts

January 18, 2010  Author: Anthony Pacheco Category: Not Exactly Random, The Craft   2 Comments

Hello my faithful 8.3 readers!

Small check-in.

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.

Yours,
Anthony

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2 comments on: One of those me me me posts

  1. Gary Corby January 19, 2010 at 2:23 am

    You keep posting all these nice things about me, Anthony, and I keep not delivering a novel. I’m beginning to notice a trend.

    But never fear, there’s a hardback at the end of the tunnel.

    Publication date for the first in the series is Fall 2010. The book elves at Minotaur are working on a cover and copyediting even as I write.

    The second in the series is substantially done at major revision 8. There’ll be a revision 9, but book 2 is running to schedule.

    About a quarter of the first draft of book 3 is done.

    I’m in a writing lull at the moment because it’s the middle of the summer holidays here and there are other things in life, such as taking my daughters to the beach. Thought I’d mention that to make you intensely jealous, but I must add I have fond memories of swimming in the lake at Vasa Park, which I guess isn’t too far from you.

  2. J.C January 19, 2010 at 10:15 am

    Just as I’m reaching a dead patch in my list of books to read, Anthony provides. Thank you! I should totally re-read Martin’s books. After I’ve finished the one I’m reading that is. And yours….

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