I was quite happy with the reception I got to my rant last Saturday. You guys are awesome. Thanks for all your support.
Note that I DON’T have it out for literary fiction or scholarly non-fiction. I like them both! Literary fiction is like a rich chocolate that I enjoy on occasion, and non-fiction is a good bowl of rice–something that fuels a lot of the work I do. However, my gripe is that both groups tend to call popular fiction fast food, when I think it’s more akin to a nice steak. Thick, juicy, enjoyable, and maybe not always the MOST healthy thing to eat, but pleasurable and worthwhile.
Enough food metaphors. That’s making me hungry! I have a couple of fun things to link today. First off, if you want to see what I look like when I’m signing, you can check out this thread on my forums where someone posted a video clip of me at the Mistborn 2 prerelease a week back.
Perhaps even more cool, we’ve got a very nice piece of fan art on my forums as well. Check it out!
I’ll be starting up the MISTBORN 2 annotations here fairly soon. First off, however, I do want to make sure I link the first sample chapter of Alcatraz for those who haven’t seen it. I’ll probably post chapter two at the end of the week!