Monday, June 11th, 2012

Paperback Tour; What Is Up with Me; Etc.

The tour is on like The Wrath of Khan.

It’s sort of a weird tour, in that it’s kind of distributed over the course of the whole summer. The first leg starts with a reading on Tuesday at Newtonville Books (that’s tomorrow) in my home greater-metropolitan-area, Boston. Newtonville has been incredibly supportive of the Magicians books since the get-go—in fact the first time I ever read aloud from The Magicians (or as I apparently prefer to type it, Teh Magicians) was there.

So come on down! You’ll be supporting them and me at the same time.

From there I’m heading to San Francisco for the SF in SF reading series, then the Commonwealth Club in Palo Alto, then Books Inc., Rakestraw Books in Danville, and finally back to New York City for a night at the Center for Fiction with Kelly Link on Wednesday the 20th.

I’m looking forward to a ‘looser’ ‘style’ of touring this time around. I’ve buy zithromax in mexico done a lot of reading from The Magician King in the past year or so, I’d like to get into more talking-and-conversing-and-drinking kinds of events. Maybe I’ll talk about the new book. Maybe I’ll even read from the new book. Anything could happen. Who knows?!?!

(If the blink tag were still widely supported, I would have used it there.)

Meanwhile I’ve adopted a new writing strategy. After a lifetime of telling myself that I can’t write every day, it’s just not how I work, I’m trying to write 1,000 words every day. I’m just not finding the time I need to sit down and focus for hours at a stretch, so I’m going for short bursts instead.

Part of me is like, who am I and what have I done with Lev Grossman? But you know, whatever works. Like that guy in Bull Durham who wore women’s underwear. I forget where I was going with this.

8 comments on “Paperback Tour; What Is Up with Me; Etc.

  1. Jaimie says:

    I really like Kelly Link in an “I can’t decide if I like her” way. I couldn’t finish the book of hers I picked up, which might just mean it’s brilliant. Sometimes I do this with fantasy authors. I get scared. I’m not ready to have my mind blown. But I don’t know if it’s because I don’t like it or I’m not ready to like it I DON’T KNOW OKAY. Usually I go back to them. Like Neil Gaiman. I used to do that with him. To this day I can’t finish Sandman because “I don’t like the artwork” but who knows if that’s the real reason.

    /Kelly Link

    The Khan shot might have been distracting too. It’s hard to follow Shatner…

    WISH I could come to one of the readings. 🙁

  2. M says:

    best of luck with your new writing schedule!

  3. Tim Pratt says:

    Good luck with the tour! I plan to be at the SF in SF event this weekend. How can I resist the promise of blink-tag-level entertainment?

  4. Paul says:

    Don’t think, just write. Don’t think… …just write!

  5. Paul says:

    So you’re just trying to take this writing gig one day at at time, and the Good Lord willing, thing will work out?

  6. amybillingham says:

    don’t forget to breathe through your eyelids like the lava lizards of the galapagos islands.

    also, i am eagerly awaiting a time when “teh” becomes a valid alternate spelling.

  7. natalie says:

    Mr Grossman,

    I am so very incredibly sad that the tour to Palo Alto is cancelled! I live in Palo Alto so it was perfect. I purchased tickets last week and was so excited to meet you and hear you talk about the books and get my prized copy of The Magicians autographed. My boyfriend and I are crazy fans of you and your writing, and now I am upset beyond belief. =(

    Your very sad fan,

  8. Leverus says:

    Thank you Natalie. I was pretty disappointed. They cancelled it over my objections. But their kung fu was stronger.

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