As some of you may know, I started a new full time job recently. Yay, regular income and cheap health insurance! And the job itself is great so far, but since I’m still kind of a full time writer, time has just become my most valuable commodity. So to maximize my free time — so I can use it on writing, natch — I’ve decided to put together a Frequently Asked Questions.
Much of the FAQ will refer back to questions I’ve already answered here, in posts and comments. I’m also going to tackle a few questions that I seem to get more often by private email for some reason — not sure why. (Though maybe the fact that such questions usually involve either sexuality, gender, politics, or race is a big clue.) And I’ll also answer some basic questions about the Inheritance Trilogy, for those readers who can’t be bothered to read reviews or summaries for themselves. (Yeah, I get a few of those, too. I don’t even know. But I might as well answer them all at once rather than waste my time doing it individually.)
But here’s where you come in. Like I said, I’m a busy girl — so let’s crowdsource this baby! I’ve mentioned what I’m planning to include, but you, dear readers, have a better idea than I ever could of what sorts of questions you’d like to see permanently enshrined in the FAQ. So please throw me your questions in the comments.
A few ground rules:
a) Only questions about the Inheritance Trilogy, please — no questions about the fantasy genre as a whole, or about me, and no questions about the forthcoming Dreamblood books. I don’t mind the personal questions, but that’s not the point of this FAQ. I love genre questions, but this FAQ can’t be a bajillion words long. And I’ll do an FAQ for Dreamblood when circumstances demand.
b) It’s OK if your question has already been answered in a blog post or interview that I’ve done. The whole point of an FAQ is that this is something frequently covered; I’m just trying to consolidate the information in one spot.
c) No, I’m not going to provide a detailed, annotated summary of The Kingdom of Gods. Quit asking.
I can’t guarantee that I’ll add all your questions to the FAQ, note, due to length considerations. And I won’t be answering the questions here, now; that will be done in the FAQ. But where the questions do indeed turn out to be ones I’ve had to answer several times, and when I manage to come up with an interesting summary answer, I’ll add ’em in.
So, FAQ me! And thanks in advance for any help you can offer!