It’s been pretty quiet around here. I’m still hard at work on the short story. I wrote at the coffee shop yesterday. Got a decent word count, but the story didn’t seem to be coming together. Today, I decided to lift some weights, vacuum, do laundry, and think about what was wrong. Once I’d finished those tasks, an idea came to me. I know it’ll need quite a bit of editing, but it seems to be on the right track now. I’m less than a thousand words from hitting my goal amount. Should finish tomorrow. Could’ve finished today, but dinner isn’t going to fix itself. *ggg I just hope that in the end the story is as funny as sections of it seems to be to me. (Say that five times fast.)
Been reading Mercy Blade by Faith Hunter and Undertow by Cherry Adair. Really enjoying them both. It’s been a long time since I’ve sat down to read a straight contemporary. I’m embarrassed to admit that I am not normally a fan of that genre, so I buy very few books. (Yes, I know I’ve written it. No comments from the peanut gallery.) Cherry Adair falls into the category of one of those few. I really enjoy how she tells a story. No matter how ‘out there’ the elements get, the characters still come off as believable. I’m not a particularly visual person. Just ask dh. (wg) It’s why I have so much trouble writing description. But for some reason, I can ‘see’ everything Cherry describes. It makes reading her work a joy. Mercy Blade is the third book in the Jane Yellowrock series. I wasn’t sure what I thought about this series when I read the first book, but I decided I liked it enough to give the second book a try. Book two drew me in and now I’m hooked on the series. I like how the character development is unfolding and how the characters around the heroine are changing. It makes for a very fun and exciting read. It makes me wonder where the author is taking us. Can’t wait to find out.
In another week, Karen Moning will release her final Fever book and I can finally read the two I have sitting on my shelf. I’ve been patiently waiting for the last book to come out so that I won’t be stuck with a bunch of cliffhangers. I did buy each book as it was released, but I stopped reading them after book number two because I heard book three and four had MAJOR cliffhanger endings. I’m pretty excited that I finally get to dig in. I won’t do that though until I finish Mercy Blade and Undertow. Are you reading anything you’re excited about? Any recommendations? (Not that I need any with my giant digital TBR pile, but you know I’m always up for a good read. :D)