Peephole In My Skull

Grinding

New interview up, this one on the computer gaming blog Grinding to Valhalla. Some of it is the same old same old (though I never cut and paste answers, so they’re always a little different, depending on my mood and level of introspection at the time of writing), but there are also some interesting questions about the writing process and gaming that are worth reading, if you’re into that sort of things.

In other news, you may have noticed some changes to the site, particularly on the News, Creations, and Excisions pages. I have just leveled up in my web-coding skills, and am making an effort to bring these pages more up to date. It’s an ongoing process, of course, but you can expect more changes in a steady trickle as I add fan art, foreign edition covers, downloadable versions of all the wards, etc.

Frequently, readers e-mail me telling me that they gave up sleep to finish the book, or they were so engrossed they missed their stop on the bus/train, or snuck into the bathroom at work to read. All those sacrifices are incredibly gratifying, but this recent Amazon reviewer takes the cake.

Dude, I appreciate the compliment, but the book ain’t that good.

Also, good Warded Man reviews on Buzzy Multimedia, SFF Chronicles, the All Consuming blog and Edward Willett‘s site, an okay review on from a guy who hated the UK cover (madness) on his blog Smote, and the Disillusioned Librarian gives a solid thumbs-up after a brief digression on Swine Flu.

And a bit more on the “cellphone writer” thing, which seems to be dying down in favor of a new flavor of the week. This one has a giant thumb, and this one is mostly about my thoughts on the Kindle.

Posted on May 5, 2009 at 10:07 pm by PeatB
Filed under Craft, Interviews, Reviews, Writing
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7 responses to “Grinding”

  1. He turned down sex?! Jeeze…..The Warded Man=the new abstinence aide?
    Whoa. That IS extreme.

    Posted by Lo, on May 6th, 2009 at 1:54 am
  2. Ha! I laughed so hard at that. It’s such a typical frat guy comment (“and she’s pretty hot!”) but if you think about the situation and the fact that it’s a fantasy book review – excellent.

    Posted by DeliriumWartner, on May 6th, 2009 at 5:23 am
  3. How dare he insult the cover? That thing is awesome!

    Posted by Chantal, on May 6th, 2009 at 5:38 am
  4. You know you’re in trouble when your fantasy novel refuses to be read that night because it has a headache.

    Posted by Myke, on May 6th, 2009 at 10:06 pm
  5. How come he didn’t get your name right in the review?

    Posted by De, on May 8th, 2009 at 12:22 pm
  6. Which one?

    Posted by Peat, on May 8th, 2009 at 12:50 pm
  7. Yeah so I didn’t like the cover, but I explained why! I liked the book though and am looking forward to the next part.

    Posted by Sethstack, on May 11th, 2009 at 9:33 am

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