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Back in Santa Fe

Home again in New Mexico... for a few days, at least. Just enough time to catch my breath before flying off to the San Diego Comicon.

While I was gone, Ty moved all my internet functions to a nifty new computer (just the Windows side of things, however, my writing computer remains the same dependable DOS machine as always). The internet stuff seems to be working well, as witness my appearance here... but I do not seem to have any email yet. So if you've been emailing me and wondering at my silence, that's why. I have not had any access to email since leaving on my book tour.

My book tour, by the way, was astonishing. More than a thousand people at every appearance. Close to two thousand in New York. And such great people too... unfailingly cheerful and friendly and enthusiastic, despite having had to wait in line, in some cases for many hours. I have the best fans in the world. I appreciate all your support.

The success of DANCE has exceeded my wildest expectations. We had the strongest first day sales of any work of fiction released this year, certainly the strongest sales of my career. Not to mention the best reviews of my career, and some amazing word of mouth. That all means a great deal to me. It is no secret how long and hard I struggled with this one. Knowing that tens of thousands... indeed, hundreds of thousands... of my readers feel it was well worth the wait heartens me more than I can possibly say.

I will be posting my full schedule for San Diego tomorrow or the day after. And after comicon, it will be on to LA, the Bay area, Seattle, Denver, and Lexington. I hope to meet many more of you there.

Thanks, all. You guys (and gals) rock.


Jul. 18th, 2011 09:37 pm (UTC)
In GRRM I trust
I hate how self-righteous fans can be, thinking they know better than the author of the story what should happen, how it should happen, and when it should happen (usually: NOW!).

In GRRM we should trust, I say. Slower, AFFC and ADWD may be, but so was The Two Towers. This is the middle of the story; every story has an autumn. I think it's safe to say that autumn is ending, however, and winter has begun. May the many, many gods save us all.

Ignore the Amazonians, ignore the naysayers, and write the story you set out to. Only by writing the story you want to read will it be great, and I have no doubt that it will make me shiver, weep, and have goosebumps of joy.

In GRRM I trust.


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

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