Back from World Fantasy Convention
I sat in on several readings. Two things became quite clear to me. First, compared to a really great author like Tom Monteleone, my writing needs a lot of work; his is creative, flowing, elegantly simple. Second, compared to a lot of other authors, even those with multi-book deals with major publishers, I have nothing to be embarrassed about; their writing is simultaneously overwrought, plodding, and confused.