Thursday, August 22, 2013

Random Rant Thursday: Author Personal Lives

Not too long ago I finished a book called Magic Rises, the sixth and most recent book in the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews. It came out July 30th and I had it read by August 1. Then I found myself wondering just how long I would have to wait for the next one, figuring out when the author(s) would announce it and if they've even started on it. Imaginary conversations were had in my head between me and the authors where I wondered when it would be released and why they were taking so long to begin it. A break? Who needs a break? Didn't they know I was waiting on the next one?

Then I realized what was going on. Until my recent epiphany, I actually believed that my beloved authors have nothing better to do than sit around writing amazing stories for me to read. That they're sitting around on the top of their lovely words, purposefully making me wait a whole year (at the very least) for my next fix read. Then I thought about it how hypocritical I was being.

Half the time, I drag myself into work and count down the seconds until I can get back home to "freedom." Just because authors normally love writing, that doesn't mean they aren't allowed a few days of time off from their writing. A day to themselves, or two. What do writers do when they have to go on vacation, or when they're sick, or when they just don't feel like writing? Somehow those words get out there, just like somehow my work at my job gets done, but still.

I hate the fact that I have to keep reminding myself that I cant check the internet every other day for news about the next release. I have to give them time to ride the high of the last release. Besides, publishers probably wouldn't let authors release books every 2 months even if they wanted to....even though I wish they would...

Still...I miss some of my fictional worlds. I miss some of my favorite characters. So much so, that I often want to head over to my favorite author's doors and knock and ask if my character can come out to play. I want to tell them I miss them. That it's not as amazing reliving reading reruns of our past fun times together.

Please tell me I'm not the only one to feel this way....and Kate? Wherever you are....please come out to play? I promise Roland will be nowhere nearby...oh and be sure to bring Curran and Derek with you.

The review of Magic Rises will be out Monday, August 26.


Sue Bursztynski said...

Sometimes, those of us lucky enough to be writing full time have other commitments. The problem with one of my favourite writers is that she's so very prolific, she's always busy starting or finishing yet another series, so that a series she began when she was in her teens has only just finished now, when she's in her fifties! Another "trilogy" - the one I really want to read - ended in Volume 2, on a cliffhanger, around ten years ago. She told me, when we met at a noisy convention, that she was 400 pages into the final volume. That was two years ago. :(

Sherre said...

Oh No!!! I think I would just die if I had to wait that long. I can't talk too much about it. I've yet to try to put out my book and I started it last year. (Okay I'll admit it hasnt been that long). I havent even gotten through my first round of edits :( I guess on on hand I understand, but on the other...I'm losing patience...sad but true

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