LevGrossman

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Downtime

As you can tell from the slackening pace of these updates, we have entered the long and relatively news-free period in between books. Right now most of my energy is focused on an idea for a sequel to The Magicians, about which I’ve probably already said too much. And there are some related projects, ditto.

So some final notes. I don’t want to leave this review of The Magicians on Boing Boing unlinked, because it’s one of my favorite things anyone has written about the book. That it was written by Cory Doctorow, a person I admire a lot, makes me almost painfully proud and happy. Also I want to mention an event I’m doing at The Knitting Factory on November 8. It’s the kickoff of the Largehearted Boy reading series. It’s a great space, and a great buy zithromax online in australia series, and there will be music at it, which will make it funner. It’s also probably the last event I’ll do in New York City this year.

And here’s something exciting. Exciting for me that is: over the past 8 weeks, The Magicians was apparently the second-best-selling SF/F book at independent bookstores nationwide. Holy Crow.

The last thing I want to say is about e-mail. I’ve been getting a lot of it, coming in through here and elsewhere. And I’m so grateful for it. When it started, I swore to myself that I would answer all of it, but it turns out I just can’t. I never thought I would have this problem, but there’s just too much. If I answered it all, then answering e-mail would be all I did. I’m really sorry.


2 comments on “Downtime

  1. wind turbine says:

    I really liked your blog! It helped me alot…

  2. Jake Seliger says:

    When it started, I swore to myself that I would answer all of it, but it turns out I just can’t. I never thought I would have this problem, but there’s just too much. If I answered it all, then answering e-mail would be all I did. I’m really sorry.

    Alas: you’ve again been scooped by Neal Stephenson, who is a bad correspondent but entertaining when he writes about it:

    I am not proud of the fact that some of my e-mail goes unanswered as a result. It is never my intention to be rude or to give well-meaning readers the cold shoulder. If I were a commercial best-seller, I would have enough money to hire a staff to look after my correspondence. As it is, my books are bought by enough people to provide me with a sort of middle-class lifestyle, but not enough to hire employees, and so I am faced with a stark choice between being a bad correspondent and being a good novelist. I am trying to be a good novelist, and hoping that people will forgive me for being a bad correspondent.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *