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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Game of Thrones

I finished the first book yesterday. I was VERY impressed. Martin managed to balance an incredible amount of characters, and his writing style is amazingly realistic considering it's a fantasy world. I found it fascinating that the "fantasy" element doesn't really come in until the end of the book (though hints of it are scattered throughout). The book, like Lost or Battlestar Galactica, works because the characters are so sharp, so realistic, and so interesting.

I have a favorite character (Tyrion, duh) just like with any other work, but there weren't any characters that I didn't like.

I'm definitely looking forward to the sequels -- please don't spoil anything for me!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Reading

On Wednesday, I was given the chance to do a reading of two chapters of Bye Bye Connie at Kettle of Fish in NYC. It was the first time I'd ever done anything like that, and I have to admit, it was a lot of fun. Yes, I was nervous as hell, but getting people to laugh at what I wrote, and hearing the laughter, was all kinds of awesome. It does make you understand just why it is some people pursue acting or comedy as a career.

Even better, afterward, Michael, the founder of the reading series, came to talk to me and asked to see my whole book. He enjoyed what I did, and offered to help me get to an agent and hence published. Caitie has a lot of faith in Michael, and so I'm being optimistic here.

Of course, now I'm in the "waiting" phase...