It turns out I am horrible at social media. I have this blog and a twitter account for Alessandra Clarke, but I honestly don’t know what to say on them. I spent hundreds of hours with Rider’s Revenge, what interests me about the book at this point is probably not what would interest my readers.
And, after a recent interaction with one of my writer heroes I can also say that how an author perceives a character may be very different from how a reader perceives that same character.
Which is my long-winded way of saying if there is anyone reading this blog who has read Rider’s Revenge and would like to see me talk about something in the book on the blog, please feel free to reach out and let me know. Otherwise I’ll come up with random things to talk about that may make you shake your head. Or think, “Was that really part of the book? How did I miss that?”
For example, as I was proofing the book that final time I kept wondering if the book was too feminist. I’m not even sure what too feminist would even mean, but that’s writerly neurosis for you. No one has mentioned a thing about it being the least bit feminist yet, so I think I’m actually safe on that score, but can you see now how writers sort of twist themselves up over the most obscure concerns and then can miss something really basic?
That’s me. So, please, feel free to reach out and ask questions. My email is aclarkewriter at gmail. I’d love to hear from you.