Silence is Golden

Posted on February 16th, 2013 in announcements, news

Except on a blog, where silence is highly counter-productive.  So, profound apologies for my recent reticence of a couple of weeks, know that my blog will once again burst forth with exciting content, announcements, crappy reviews and controversial opinion splurges any day now.  Honest.

Particular apologies to those following me on Facebook, who appear to have suffered from a silence considerably longer than a couple of weeks.  To you, so long denied the light-giving star of my presence, the universe must seem dark and comfortless indeed.  In the past my facebook page has picked up my blog posts and reposted them automatically, but that link seems to have come disastrously uncoupled.  I will try to reinstitute it shortly, and possibly even, time permitting, become a little more personally involved on Facebook.  In the meantime, you can follow me over on my blog at www.joeabercrombie.com should you desire, catch up on a couple of months of missed posts, and even have some chance of a response to some of your comments (gasp).

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  1. It’s been dark and comfortless indeed, Joe, thanks for sparing a though. And yes get on Facebook! :)

  2. Sparing a though, oh, sparing a THOUGHT! Where’s the edit button? Facebook has one. Just saying…

  3. Finished Last Argument of Kings today.
    Thank you.

  4. I hope your silence was due to writing more books because you are equivalent to a drug dealer with your series…..I want more and not Shy or Temple, Spoilers Bloody Nine, Calder, Glokta, Gorst, Shivers your characters are incredible.

  5. Yea where is the edit button after I said Spoilers I meant we want more of those characters…I realize that probably wont happen I gotta be Realistic about these things

  6. No worries Joe, thanks for the great books, have bought all of them so far, loving your masterpieces.

  7. Don’t feel bad. Sometimes that’s how it goes. I haven’t posted much either. When I have it hasn’t been very interesting. So, if you’ve been following me, I apologize too.

  8. i think the automatic repost update on facebook has been permantently disabled, so as to have real people posting there, and actively interacting with those who like the page. To repost a blog post you, or whoever runs the page, would have to post the link yourself, and preferably reply once in a while to comments. this was sadly lacking in many pages when this was totally automatic, thus resulting in many “dead” pages which no-one would bother to visit when there was clearly no one checkin on them.

  9. Curse facebook and its refusal to accept lazy automated posting! I’ve got over 7,000 likes that way. Now you’re saying I’ll have to actually do some work?

  10. As my current favourite novelist dropped off Facebook I had to seek refuge in Facebook liking Clive Barker who I enjoyed reading in adolescence. He if anything posts too much. Find a middle ground :)

  11. I am currently enjoying your latest book. But do you get “Justified” on the tele in the UK? You’d love it. Based on Elmore Leonard story. Cheers!

  12. Love me some Justified. My wife gets excited and always says “Raylan is coming over tonight!” Its funny,but it is a great show. Not sure if you would have time to netflix it or the UK equivalent but its worth a watch.

  13. Doing a full Abercrombie re-read via Steven Pacey. Really loving it. I didn’t fully appreciate last argument of kings the first time I read it. It really is brilliant.

  14. Glad you’re back, Joe. That being said, I hope you’ve enjoyed your time off and now feel reinvigorated.

    *Cough* I love you. *Cough*

  15. No need for apologies. You deserved the break. Im glad you’re back.

  16. Joe, taking a break is always a good thing. It takes time to fill your lungs with a full breath before diving deep again.

    People are interested in origins, if you’re short on ideas. Skarling Hoodless, The fall of the Old Empire. Juven’s death.
    Khalul and the Gurkish.

  17. My soul has been utter devoid of life. A bleak, barren wasteland. No light, no joy, hardly even hopelessness. Just… apathy.

    Thank God my dishwasher is working again!! It was HELL having to all the dishes by hand! I’m fairly sure some part of my soul have been lost forever.

    Oh, the blog? Well, that’s pretty cool too, I guess.

  18. Did anyone reading it from here actually click that link? That would be funny.

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