I attended Karen Hoover's book launch party tonight. Her book, The Sapphire Flute, now resides on my bookshelf awaiting my eager eyes.
I workshopped a chapter of this book in Brandon Sanderson's WIFYR class two years ago. I remember liking it, so I'm looking forward to seeing how Karen has tightened and improved the writing.
I also had a chance to catch up with author Dan Willis. We used to be neighbors and even worked on a start-up game company together in the early 90s. As he mentioned tonight, I am usually busy when we bump into each other. This time it was a pleasure to have a leisurely conversation with him from politics to book business. Dan's three books are out of print now due to downsizing at Wizards of the Coast. I was sincerely disappointed for him.
I am constantly surprised how little I am threatened by the success of other authors. In fact, seeing Karen's book come to life, and hearing Dan talk about his fourth book, invigorated me. I can't wait to get at my own book in the morning.
In fact, I should stop typing away in my iPhone and shut my eyes. More can be said tomorrow, but tonight I must try to save my sleep schedule.
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Update: The title of the book has been corrected. My apologies to both sapphire and silver flutes for the confusion.