There’s nothing like getting a bit of information just in the nick of time.
A week or two ago I was approached by someone who said he was doing a book of interviews with Science Fiction writers, a state-of-the-genre and art-of-the-craft sort of thing. I thought about it, Googled the guy but didn’t look in depth, and decided to do it. When he emailed me the questions, it was clear he’d been over my web site and asked some pretty intelligent questions. But me being me, I didn’t jump on answering them right away because I’m still trying to get the final edit of the latest novel done.
Then, this morning, an interesting article turned up in my Google Reader account from A.C. Crispin’s estimable Writer Beware! blog (which you will also find listed in my Writer’s Resources sidebar).
I don’t want to spoil the surprise – you can read the article here.
Suffice it to say that his reputation has not necessarily preceded him, but it is certainly catching up with him.
Oh, yes – I withdrew from the project. With a reminder to myself to Google a little more deeply next time.