Apr. 9th, 2017

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On Wednesday April 12th, I’ll be doing a radio interview on Channel 4 of The Authors Show.  Come listen in!

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I’m kind of stuck on the writing front.  Part of it is that work has become very distracting as of late, but part of it is I just don’t know where I’m going.  On the mystery novel, I need a subplot to fill out 20,000 words, but I don’t have it

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Life is too short to read books you don’t want to read.  I have come to this conclusion again after struggling mightily with Ada Palmer’s novel Too Like the Lightning.  The book is full of wonderful concepts, including how a militantly irreligious society deals with a genuine miracle, but I found the writing style impenetrable and the plot too glacial.  Tellingly, while on hiatus from the book, I finished both Scalzi’s Collapsing Empire and Joe Zieja’s Mechanical Failure.  Sometimes, the book is not for you.  So, this one goes on the shelf and I’m moving on to Alex Well’s Hunger Makes the Wolf.

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