Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Pickled Tink

In response to your comments in your feed and the lovely reading of your favorite paragraph from my review, oh Abigail Hilton of The Guild of the Cowry Catchers, I have this to say: however delighted you are at being reviewed by someone you don't know, you can't possible be more delighted than I am at being mentioned in your feed and in actual audio in an actual (mini) episode of your podcast.

Seriously. Any goon with a keyboard can write a blog (and there's probably some goon without a keyboard proving me wrong right now, out of spite), but podcasting? Podcasting takes guts. Podcasting takes equipment. Podcasting takes sheer, awesome cosmic chutzpah.

Similarly, writing a novel? Bah. I've written two. Actually putting novels out in the world for people to consume, as you have with The Guild of the Cowry Catchers and The Prophet of Panamindorah? And without the assistance of a publisher? That takes real iron. My hat would be off to you, but I don't often wear hats, so you'll have to do with my hat-challenged accolades.

Finally, for those of you who aren't Abigail Hilton, check her out already! Also, The Prophet of Panaminodrah is similarly amazing. I've been obsessed with it since Monday - I'm actually about to start the final book - and you can expect a longer review soon. If you trust me enough to start listening to a podcast on my mere say-so, listen to this podcast. It's seriously awesome.


Abigail Hilton said...

Well, thank you. Not so long ago, people would have said that sending novels out into the world without the assistance of a publisher takes real stupidity. Times, they are a-changin.

I hope you get a kick out of Prophet! :D If you're listening on my feed (as opposed to the podiobooks feeds), there are also some related short stories that come after it, which you might enjoy.

Abby said...

Clearly, you should wear your entirely awesome bowler hat more often, if only for the sake of taking it off at appropriate moments.

--The Abigail