Linda is listening to Tuskers. I've caught about half an hour of it, fascinated. I'll listen to the whole thing someday, but even listening to it this long, I learned some things.
First of all, it seems so sure footed, so professional. It helps to have a professional voice reader, I think. He adds to it. But the book flows really well. I'm amazed by how much time I spent setting up the characters and scenario, and yet keeping enough of the action to be interesting. I'm amazed at the connections I created within the story.
The interesting thing is, it really does have some humor to it. I kept getting that response, and couldn't quite figure it out because I didn't remember trying for humor.
But what happened, I think, is that I was just trying to make the dialogue and the narration interesting, and the humor was just a natural part of that.
I think this has convinced me more than anything that maybe I really am a writer. I mean, it doesn't sound the slightest bit amateurish. It is exactly what it is supposed to be. I think I can be proud of it.
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