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There must be something about the words "dance" and "dragons."

We all know how long the last novel took. And now I am writing the "sidebar" (hoo hah) about the first Dance of the Dragons, the fratricidal civil war between King Aegon II and his half-sister Rhaenyra, for THE WORLD OF ICE AND FIRE, and it's turned into a monster too.

As of today, I have a hundred and three bloody manuscript pages (some VERY bloody) and still no end at hand. I had hoped to finish this one today, but... no, not even close. Lots more to write.

I think there's some good stuff here, and judging by the reception my reading got at Chicon, most of you seem to like the fake history too. But DAMN, there a lot of it.

Nothing to do but keep doing.

Dance, you dragons, dance, dance...

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pbagosy
Sep. 16th, 2012 12:19 pm (UTC)
Awesome! History is one of my passions, real or not. "How did we get from there to here" is an important question to me, and one that I'm glad you take the time to work out. I'm not reading for the dragons, I'm reading for the detail and careful thought. The dragons are just a nice perk.

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