Today’s HTML Giant interview with Rumpus columnist Ryan Boudinot coincides with the official release of his new novel Blueprints of the Afterlife. Discussion veers toward the book after Boudinot reflects on the interview process and his ambivalence toward the promotional side of publishing.
“Even the best reading I’ve ever done is nowhere near those moments alone with my work, when it’s going well, when I discover something about a character that’s been eluding me for months. At the same time, I want to reiterate that a lot of the promotion stuff is fun. It definitely is. But nowhere near the soul transformative experience of writing itself.”