Howdy. Stargate is on SciFi at the moment. I love Daniel and Vala! So cute!
AJ asks: Do you have any plans to anything set in Crimson City?
Answer: Sorry! I absolutely adored writing A Taste of Crimson, and I love the whole series, but I’m up to my eyeballs in other work now. Speaking of writing, though—because that’s all I ever do—here’s a lovely link from Po Bronson’s site, in which he discusses just that:
To be writing is good for the soul; it�s good for your character � to be observing, interpreting, producing (not just consuming). It�s good to share your work with others rather than be mindless. Pay attention to this. It�s very important. Success is not measured by bestseller lists. Certain types of great books sell very well; other types of great books don�t sell a lot. But they�re both great.
And this is fantastic advice:
Make sure your characters are worth spending ten hours with. That�s how long it takes to read a book. Reading a book is like being trapped in a room for ten hours with those characters. Think of your main characters as dinner guests. Would your friends want to spend ten hours with the characters you�ve created? Your characters can be loveable, or they can be evil, but they�d better be compelling. If not, your reader will be bored and leave.
And you, as a writer, will be bored and want to shoot them. Feel free to do so.
I truly recommend reading the entire entry—his advice is excellent, clear, and spot-on. Side note of little interest: Po Bronson and I went to the same high school, though he graduated years ahead of me. He was very nice; when I was editor-in-chief of the school literary magazine, I remember contacting alumni authors to see if any of them would be willing to let us have their work for a special section of the issue. He was the only one who responded, and I always appreciated that.