There's a new review of Adversary over at Book Crazy today. Thanks for reviewing, Jenn!
Thanks also to Cari at Cari's Book Blog for reviewing, as well!
I'm still buzzing from this one at Escape Between the Pages.
Q: Why do black backgrounds bother some people's eyes?
A: No clue. You stumped me!
Aspiring_x, I'm actually honored that you would risk migraines to read my blog!
Most people seem to think that the new look works, although a few people miss the black background. I think it worked with the bear theme (like I was writing from my cave), but this works, too. I'm keeping the black over at Ganzfield.com, though, so you can get a darkness-fix over there.
1. Can you create a character in book 5 that has the talent of folding and putting away my laundry? It would be much appreciated.
A: I'd just ask Trevor to do it--how cool would THAT be to watch? You make a good point, though; I never show my characters doing laundry.
2. Can I get one of those Minder t-shirts so I can take my picture with it on?
A: Yes! Email me with your size!
3. What is your record word count for a day? (I know you've got this in your excel spreadsheet somewhere!)
A: When I'm doing a first draft, I make myself do 1000 words each day. They don't have to be good, but they have to be written. Well, last summer I really got into a semi-manic writing frenzy and--on one of the Saturdays that my husband took the kids from dawn to dusk (known as a "writing vacation" in our house)--I wrote...11,998 words.
My own jaw drops at that. I doubt I'll ever get anywhere close to doing that ever again (I've been under 3K per day on book 5 so far).
But that's why the first draft of book 4 took less than a month to write.
4. Wanna have lunch?
Yeah! Email me!
BTW, folks, I'll be in Boston, NYC, and Albany for business this fall and winter. If you live in or near one of these places, let me know and I'll try to set up a book event or something.