I wrote recently that I was proofreading the computer file of my 1984 novel, The Infinity Link, for a pending ebook edition. I still am. (It’s a long book, and proofreading is a slow job.) That’s not news. What is news is how much I’m liking the book. I mean—really liking it! It’s a good book!
Okay, that probably sounds dumb, because on the one hand you’re not supposed to think your own book is bad, but on the other hand, it sounds braggy if you say your own book is good. But…I haven’t read through this novel in years, many years, and I was fully expecting to find it—you know, good, but not that good, and full of passages that I wished I’d done a little differently, or kept shorter, or something. But the truth is, I’m not really thinking of it as my book as I’m reading it, and I’m just really enjoying it. I expect any of you who are writers or artists know exactly what I’m talking about, and the rest of you are nodding tolerantly, thinking, there there, have a nice cup of tea, you’ll feel better.
The Infinity Link is out of print, but you can still get new copies from me, or used copies online wherever online used book dealers gather. And soon, you’ll be able to buy it as a brand new ebook!
“Sure, it’s simple, writing for kids… Just as simple as bringing them up.” —Ursula K. LeGuin