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I meant to write an account of my recent trip to Boskone and New York, really I did, but somehow I haven't found the time. Sigh. Sorry about that. Now you know why I call this "Not a Blog." I will never understand how some folks find the time and energy to update their blogs daily. For what it's worth, I was never very good at keeping a journal either.

With no more travel on my immediate horizons (there's Marcon in Ohio over Memorial Day, and then nothing until the summer), I have finally been able to settle down and get back into A DANCE WITH DRAGONS. That's where most of my time and energy has gone of late. For the last week or so I have been back at the Wall with Jon Snow and the men of the Night's Watch. Jon, I think, will be one of the main beneficiaries of my splitting A FEAST FOR CROWS in two. I will have more room to deal with Jon and Stannis and the wildlings and the rest, which will allow me to flesh out their storylines more and bring them to a better resolution... but it's more than that. Although I had "completed" something on the order of five Jon chapters before deciding to divide the book, I was never really happy with them, and rereading them now has reinforced my feelings. They need to be much stronger, and I believe I see how to do that now. Sometimes putting things on the back burner can work wonders. That where the muse lives (or the moose, as Parris sometimes calls her).

Oh, and I've also come up with a new title for the seventh (and final, I hope, I hope, I hope) volume of the series -- A DREAM OF SPRING. I like the sound of that a lot better than A TIME FOR WOLVES, which has been my working title for book seven up to now, and I also think it gives a better sense of the book that I want to write. So -- A DANCE WITH DRAGONS, then THE WINDS OF WINTER, then A DREAM OF SPRING. Shouldn't take me long (hah).

Other than that, well... I'm glad THE SOPRANOS is back, I haven't made up my mind about BIG LOVE yet, and I miss ROME and wish the second season was starting next month. Saw V FOR VENDETTA last night with Parris and Melinda and Carl, and enjoyed it. Parris is still packing up our stuff so that our home renovations can begin. It has taken much longer than anticipated. We have WAY too much stuff. Comes of being packrats and living in the same house since 1983, I suppose.


Jun. 23rd, 2007 08:07 am (UTC)
"A Song of Ice and Fire" series
I can't find a copy of "A Feast for Crows" anywhere in the Philippines, and I'm going crazy. I made reservations in different bookstores but they keep on telling me that no more stocks of the book was sent to them. God, I'm DESPERATE. "A Clash of Kings" was given to me as a Christmas gift. I fell terribly in love with the book (even if i can't relate often times since it's the SECOND book) so I bought the first and luckily at the bookstore, I saw a third sequel, the "A Storm of Swords". I keep on searching about AFFC, and I'm reading the series again and again. I feel really bad about Ned Stark being executed, but then I admired Mr. Martin for the plot (altough I felt really DEVASTATED about the Red Wedding. I hope the ending that i eagerly anticipate will somehow favour the Starks. Please). It's really realistic. I am truly a very huge fan of yours. I am also an aspiring writer, and you are my insparation. I won't lose hope in finding the "A Feast For Crows". Right now, I'm asking friends and relatives from different countries. I also hope that the fifth book will finish soon.


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