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This Blog and You, the Reader

On March 7, 2012, I began this blog with this remark: 

“I am work­ing on a new book. It’s so new it has no title, and to be hon­est, I’m not sure what will hap­pen. Cer­tain­ly, no end­ing is in sight. But it’s dif­fer­ent, I think than any­thing I have writ­ten before, so I’m hav­ing a good—if hard—time.”  

What’s amus­ing about this—or per­haps awful—I could write the same post today. Eleven years lat­er, I’m work­ing on a new book, not sure what will hap­pen. I’m hav­ing a good—if hard—time. 

The point is I’ve been writ­ing this blog for eleven years (Over this peri­od of time I’ve writ­ten some fif­teen books) and it has attract­ed a fair num­ber of read­ers. Per­haps it’s time to ask, what do you think of it? Is it worth read­ing?  What do you like about it? What don’t you like about it? Are there things you would like me to address? Things I should avoid? 

I’d love to hear from YOU. 

Most sin­cere­ly,  


4 thoughts on “This Blog and You, the Reader”

  1. Avi,

    I dis­cov­ered your blog a few years ago and it is a must read for me. I usu­al­ly drop what­ev­er I’m doing when it arrives in my inbox. I am so grate­ful for the wis­dom, expe­ri­ence and humor you share on the tra­vails and joys of writ­ing. Your insights have helped my own writ­ing and encour­aged me great­ly. I would­n’t change a thing — please keep them coming!

  2. Avi!

    Well, I have been read­ing it like mad since you had the recent injury. You had me and my 15YO daugh­ter wor­ried. I always show her your latest. 

    It seems no one was phased by the new war we got into about a year ago. It was com­fort­ing to read your words. What a shame, I don’t know how to deal with it, but some­how know­ing you’re think­ing about it too makes it a bit eas­i­er. I like this blog because it’s you writ­ing us in real time.

    What’s bad? Some­times, as a user, it’s dif­fi­cult to get my com­ments up on the board for some reason.

    What’s good? It’s Avi <3

    Say, I just fin­ished the last of every­thing I could find with your name on it. I must tell you, there were some real trea­sures that aren’t on audio­book (yet).

    Me and my daugh­ter have lis­tened to all of your audio­books; I then bought all the oth­er books and read them. 

    Say, I total­ly get your writ­ing, if you ever want a true fan to read one of your books, I’m down to bring Emi­ly Upham’s Revenge to Life <3


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