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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?)

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bruceb
Feb. 23rd, 2009 09:03 am (UTC)
Just wanted to add my voice to the others saying "I love what we have so far, and will enjoy more the moment it comes, and in the meantime, best wishes and all that good stuff". I actually just started re-listening to the marvelous unabridged audio version of the first book as I do some major overhaul in the living room - clearing out books I'm done with so that others can have the use of them, mostly. Just this afternoon (Sunday, that is) I admired the hardcovers of each one, smiled at the autograph in the first one, and felt appreciative of how much they've enriched my interior life over the last however many years it is. I feel...there's got to be a word for the sense of anticipation without urgency, but I don't know what it is. But that's what I'm feelin'.

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