Saturday, November 03, 2007

Back from World Fantasy Convention

Nice enough time, though the panels weren't always relevant to my work. The town of Saratoga Springs is really great. Incredible restaurants and shopping. Had a nice time with Mike Brendan from The Other Dark Place, and Linda Donahue, contributor extraordinaire to the upcoming History Is Dead anthology.

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.


Blogger John Goodrich said...

Guess I missed you in the hustle and bustle of WFC. Sorry!

3:49 PM  
Blogger KPaffenroth said...

It was a big place, wasn't it? Plus, I was usually wandering down that charming main street, looking for a souvenir, coffee, or some baked goods! But, there are plenty more cons. Hope to see you there.

8:51 PM  

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