No news yet on the publication front; I’m told it will likely take until March until I get the first round of edits back. I’ve got plenty to fill my time before then. There’s online presence stuff I’ve got to take care of (how does the Instagram work?), “Rainbow” is always sitting there waiting, and of course there’s school.
I almost – almost – started the Wheel of Time series. I had the book in my hand and was getting ready to turn to page one, and I just … couldn’t take the step. I’ve got The Eye of the World. I own the book. I will read it someday. But not yet. Not yet.
I’m thinking the next series I am going to pick up is Herbert’s Dune. It’s older, less of a commitment, and is about space. It’ll be a nice change of pace from the fantasy I’ve been immersed in for months. I’m pretty sure my local library has a copy, so I’ll check there first. (Support your local library, folks. They are more than depositories for books. Use these spaces!)
One last word here about Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire: there’s a lot of theories out there about a lot of topics in the books, but there’s one theory I feel the need to take a public stance on. The maesters are NOT involved in a comprehensive conspiracy against the Targaryens, but I’m pretty sure some of the leadership could be. A conspiracy of a select few, not an organization-spanning ordeal.
There. I feel like I’ve taken an important stand.
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