Hello, World! I’m back with a short post today because I’m ironing out the revisions for Part 4 of Rue From Ruin.
In the meantime, something exceptional arrived in the mail today. You could call it an early birthday present.
I recently ordered some swag from K. M. Alexander‘s website, and this is the first day I got to hold it in my hot little hands. I haven’t reviewed K. M.’s books here, although I have on Amazon and Goodreads.
I can sum his work up in two words: READ IT.
The world of Waldo Bell is so wonderfully realized and beautiful. Upon reading The Stars Were Right I immediately despaired that I would ever achieve such mastery in the craft of writing. I asked K. M. how he got everything so perfect, and I’ll paraphrase his response: “My work wasn’t always this good. The books are what they are as the result of a lot of hard work and practice.”
The words had the intended effect and I continued to work on my writing.
It goes without saying that he is also incredibly attentive to details. Any work K. M. puts his name on is delightfully fantastic. To illustrate this point, I’m going to share some unboxing photos I took today.
My lesson for the day (mainly for myself) is that great art requires a creative, attentive, and detailed mind. It is inspiring to see what can be produced by someone who has honed these skills.
Enjoy the pictures and please ignore the fact that I’m a horrid photographer.