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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?)


Feb. 26th, 2009 02:47 am (UTC)
Some people (and I'm one of them) can't work exclusively on a single project and have it come out as the best it can possibly be. I'm part of the camp who would much rather wait for something of higher quality rather than have books that have been rushed along and forced. Plus, I'm actually glad that you use your blog to talk about other projects. Usually I tend to stay away from superheroes and such, but you mentioned Dreamsongs at one point, which got me to pick up both volumes, and after reading the Wild Cards short stories and the backstory of how Wild Cards came to be, I'm thinking I need to go out and pick up some of those novels. Plus, I love how you're not just limited to one genre, but your scope of work has breadth as well as depth. You are truly an inspiration to me, and I know to countless others as well. Thank you for doing what you do, and being who you are.


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