Is it the first Wednesday of July already? Wow, is it me, or did June go by really quickly? Regardless, if you haven’t been keeping up with what I’ve been doing, then welcome to my new blog!
This month, the co-hosts who are helping IWSG’s founder, Alex J. Cavanaugh, manage this great group are…
Between critiquing, writing In Pain and Blood and The Vengeful God, reading over Dark One’s Mistress for its re-release, and the bumping along of keeping up with my daughter’s social life… I’ve been way too busy to feel insecure. Heck, just writing all that makes me feel like I need more hours in the day.
So I’m going to focus on the question posed on IWSG’s sign-up page…
What’s the best thing someone has ever said about your writing?
It’s so very like me, like perhaps most people, to focus on the negative things said to me throughout my life, so guess it’s no surprise that writing is the same. I can clearly recall a review that told me a premise I’d used was done better in a novel that’s practically older than I am. If I went by that rule, I’d never write another word again!
But the good… Praise is something I can’t deal with. Often, I just end up crying.
I’ve a number of nice things said about my novels. Way back before The Rogue King was published, I’d a person say it reminded him of Edgar Rice Burroughs… The style, I believe. In fact, I get that a lot. Not the comparison to Burroughs, but my style seems to remind people of older novels.
There’s one piece out of a review for The Rogue King that I read whenever I feel down…
I have enjoyed Science Fiction since I was a child (a long time ago) and the genre has seemed to have deviated from stories by Heinlein, Asimov et al but she resurrects that genre.
Never fails to put a smile on my face.