I'm 25% through reading TDSF, and wow, was I surprised. My pacing for the first five or six chapters is horrendous. So fast! And I keep seeing small inconsistencies or ghastly metaphors, and all I want to do is open my computer and CHANGE IT.
I keep reminding myself that the revisions will happen, and that I can fix everything and make it shiny and new, all in due time. I must read the whole book first. Then fix and cut scenes. Prose comes at the end.
I AM DYING INSIDE.
I dedicated a good chunk of time to reading yesterday, but I didn't make it to the end because my MS and I were in such a tiff I had to leave the room. Serious frustration, there. I almost don't want to pick it up again, but I know I must if I'm to get anywhere with this story.
Sigh. My life is SO hard. /sarcasm
Anyway, outside of my wallowing, does anyone know any good review blogs for epic fantasy novels? I started following a few, only to discover the majority of them did nearly all YA. (Not that I didn't like The Hunger Games, but I want to read what I write, and the last YA book I picked up I hated.)
So, suggestions muchos welcome. :D
Meanwhile, I'm waiting for Blackdog to ship to my local library...