So the book’s been “out” for a week now and I know many have already devoured it from cover to cover. (When I say “out” I mean that the PDF is available for public sale; the print copy’s GenCon run was 240, of which only 28 survived the GenCon hordes. The book hits store shelves sometime after Labor Day – but don’t hold me to that. CGL reserves the right to override my pathetic attempts at guessing street dates.)
I’d like to give the chance to those who’ve read the book (or who can’t wait and instead consume spoilers) to ask me questions. You can be as pointed or as specific as you’d like; I’ll answer to the best that I can *without* breaking NDA. I normally don’t do this, but I had a lot of guys come up to me at the convention wanting to ask questions but I couldn’t really discuss the book due to the crazy-busyness that surrounded the booth. There’s a lot of answers I can now give about the story process that won’t “spoil” anything, and I’d like to share. But I need you, dear reader, to initiate the discussion.
Frankly, I’m quite proud of this book and have really enjoyed sharing its progress here on my site. Thus, I want to swing the doors open and give you, the reader, the chance to ask the most pressing questions you have, now that you’ve read it. And this isn’t time-sensitive, either; if you’re just now reading the book a year or five after its release, provided I’m still around and operating this site, I’ll answer your questions. No holds barred; I know some of it may rankle (and I fully expect that) but I do enjoy good criticism along with constructive praise. It’s how a writer gets better at his craft, and I’m always looking to get better.
I’ll drop responses in comment replies; I may compile them all in the future into a separate post but for now, we’ll keep the dialogue in comments.