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  1. Gumby's Avatar
    What a wonderful surprise for you! Sounds like you wrote it simply for the love of the story and people who crave for that story to go on have found some hope in your work. Nice.
  2. vranger's Avatar
    I suppose it's the old diametric of confidence versus humility.

    If you're normally a duffer on the golf course, and you go out and shoot par one day, you know you hit that sweet spot. You don't have to wonder about it, you counted the strokes.

    An author doesn't get such a definitive immediate gauge of performance. Normally we write something and wring our hands until we start to get approval. I've got to admit I thought I was hitting the sweet spot paragraph by paragraph. If I didn't think the book would measure up, I'd have never asked a Board Member to read it. Not much satisfaction in spending weeks diving into beloved material just to have someone reply how far it descends into the realm of crap. LOL

    There has been the suggestion for me to change the character names, "scrubbing off the serial numbers", and publish it. It's not a suggestion I approve of. I replied that if I can't get in the front door, you won't catch me trying to sneak in the back.

    I mention that to explain the comment of one gentleman I didn't know had access to the manuscript:

    It was however the sequel we have all wanted, and I would buy a paper copy with the names changed and a wink to Heinlein fans per John's suggestion. I would be happy to write a great review under any title without any suggestion of a sequel to CotG.

    For a guy who's always managed to publish "under the radar", it's hard to know what to do with reactions like that. LOL
    Updated March 30th, 2021 at 09:43 AM by vranger
  3. PiP's Avatar
    Life is full of surprises, vranger! Your sequel must be very well written to get tha approval of so many fans on FB. FB groups are hard to please at the best of times ... Let's hope the Heinlein Prize Trust eventually answers your email!
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