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Still Writing

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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Christopher David Logan
Sep. 16th, 2012 03:26 pm (UTC)
Keep up the good work!
Dear Martin, keep it going, you write incredibly well and we all appreciate your stories so very much. Don't be forlorn and don't forget you have us all behind you, sharpening our cutlery. Just kidding!
-Christopher

Edited at 2012-09-16 03:27 pm (UTC)

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