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Thanks

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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woodbyrne
Feb. 23rd, 2009 02:57 pm (UTC)
I'm lucky in that I just started reading Feast of Crows last week. I just started to read these books in September thanks to friends who badgered me for a long time to read them. Truly the best i have read. Equal to Lord of the Rings in terms of importance to the genre and just as involved and complex. Tolkien's story was not as complex as the world and alphabets/languages/etc. he created whereas your story and characters are very complex and I can never figure out where you are going with anyone. I don't know what I am saying now... They are just too good. No way could 3 movies cover this. Not even 10 could do it. Looking forward to finishing Crows and buying Dance of Dragons as soon as it is available. And the HBO take on it. I am actually enjoying Crows a lot in that I am getting a break from the "main" group of characters and meeting new ones. I hope to meet you someday. You have been an inspiration to me.

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