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Progress report for two days

I skipped writing yesterday, and was rewarded for it by meeting sasha_feather and were_duck, catching up with matt_betts, and seeing Kage Baker, Patrick Rothfuss, and Sarah Monette. That's right, I'm talking about OddCon. Totally worth the writing skippage; that's my story, and I'm sticking to it. The day after being wiped-out sick, I used up all of my reaccumulated energy by simply sitting through a few panels and an awesome reading by Kage Baker, but I slept well last night and am now back to my typically energetic state of being.

70 Days of Sweat, Day Thirty-Six and Thirty-Seven: 1000 words.

Total: 30,100 words.

Current short story ("Healing Stone Springs"): 3,700 words.

In other news: Do you know that I have never read anything by George R. R. Martin? I know almost nothing about his writing. Given what you (any of you reading along) have gathered about reading preferences, do you think I would like his books? If so, or not, why?

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sasha_feather
Apr. 7th, 2008 03:12 am (UTC)
I really don't know your writing preferences, but I like "The Song of Ice and Fire" books a lot, and they are very popular right now. There are 4 books out, of what will be a 7 book series. I hear the audio books are also good. brdgt calls the books "low fantasy"; when I asked her what that meant, she said something about the magic being mostly forgotten in the world of the books. My main warning is that the books ATE my LIFE while I was reading them-- I stayed up too late, and didn't want to do anything but read. The other concern is will he finish the series?!? The first book is A Game of Thrones and I thought it was quite wonderful.

As for my own reading preferences-- I have an Ultimate reading rec list if you're interested.
karawynn
Apr. 7th, 2008 06:37 am (UTC)
The Song of Ice and Fire is one of only a handful of books/series that I will unequivocally recommend to *anyone*, regardless of their personal taste, even if they *despise* fantasy. They're that good. But you already like fantasy, so it's one big 'DUH!' for you. :)

He's written some damn fine short fiction along the way as well.
oakwind
Apr. 7th, 2008 07:29 pm (UTC)
He has written some really wonderful fiction in my opinion. I really liked his Song and Ice series as others have mentioned and I like his taste in women or at least I very much like his lady of many years, Parris McBride. she has a live journal account too.

fingle
Apr. 8th, 2008 05:43 am (UTC)
How was Kage Baker?! Southern Ren Faire started this past weekend. I'll bet she doesn't miss it a bit...
nayad
Apr. 8th, 2008 11:45 am (UTC)
She was *good.* At her reading, she read three things, and one of them was a Company story that involved Cockney accents, which she produced, to hilarious effect. She's full of interesting information, so she makes a great panelist, too.
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