Log in

Previous Entry | Next Entry


The flood of support I have received in the last day has been overwhelming.

More than four hundred comments on the DWD posting, and more every time I glance at it. I can hardly keep up with the unscreening. (My assistant, Ty, who normally handles that for me, has been out the last two days, sick with the same wretched flu that laid Parris low for a week and a half). Almost as many emails pouring in. By rough count, at least 99% of the messages are generous, understanding, supportive, and heartening.

There's no way I can possibly answer all of them. It's all I can do to read them.

But I do appreciate them, and I want every one to know that.

And, no, please, have no fear, there was never any danger that I would be so discouraged by the comments of trolls, critics, and detractors that I would stop work on the book. I am still pounding my head against that bloody keyboard daily. Today it was in service of... ah, no, you're not supposed to know about that POV character yet. (Though I have hinted).

I also spent part of the day on email correspondence with a WARRIORS author about his story, talked to my editor and an artist about the ICE & FIRE concordance, traded some messages regarding developments on the HBO pilot, accepted an offer for that old issue of AMAZING I was looking for, paid my phone bill, and watched an episode of ER and one of MONK that I had TIVO'd earlier. That's a pretty typical day, actually. I work on DANCE, but not to the exclusion of all else.

But I digress.

The main point of this is just to say thanks.

Yes, there are some dolts and loonies out there. But by and large, I have the best fans in the world.

(And who knew so many of them were Rick Nelson fans?)


Feb. 21st, 2009 07:11 am (UTC)
I am truly glad that you've not taken the uncensored criticism of those trolls to heart *handshake and hug from distant Germany* Yes, we are (a little desperately) waiting for something that you will have to deliver, but that doesn't mean that you cannot enjoy the same things we enjoy - like reading, watching (and venting about) BSG and traveling the world. You are, after all, human and as such you have personal interests and an active social life. Giving it up would mean stopping to be who you are and that's not something I'd ask anyone to do. Not for the sake of a book (even though it's slowly becoming something like the HOly Grail). If you say June 2009, that's fine with me. It's not as if I don't have anything else to read till then...:-))) Good luck and I hope Ty and Parris are better now...


George R.R. Martin
George R. R. Martin

Latest Month

November 2015


Page Summary

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Lilia Ahner