January 11th, 2014
Off To A Good Reading Start

I’m off to a good reading start in the new year. I’ve finished three books so far and have several almost done. I’ve also dove into a new one called HELL BENT by Devon Monk. So far I’m really liking it, but I like smartass characters. I really hope that as the writing gets more intense that I can keep up this level of reading. I was disappointed with the number of books that I read last year–even though the Goodreads’ final number was off. (They don’t count multiple reads and I’m not the best at updating my list.)

Thus far this year has been interesting. I’ve been making a lot of career decisions that frankly I wouldn’t have made three years ago. (i.e. Cutting conferences from my to-do list, quitting critique groups due to my insane writing schedule, etc.) It all boils down to putting the writing first. Up to this point, it’s been a major priority, but it hasn’t always been first. It is this year and I’m curious to see if it makes a difference. I can’t imagine that it won’t, since I’ll also be taking craft classes to better my writing skills, but it’ll be interesting to see how much.

I am still in London. Will be for a few more days. Today was a beautiful day. Enjoyed a nice walk. Looked at some ice sculptors. (They hadn’t finished their creations so all we could do is look at them.;) And had a great meal at a tapas restaurant. Probably shouldn’t have had the Cava sangria, but boy was it good. Now I need a nap. *ggg

5 comments to “Off To A Good Reading Start”

  1. Yay, you! I know you were let down in how much you read last year so this is a great start. Like you, I’m not the best at updating my Goodreads books, and I do re-read some quite a lot. LOL

    I haven’t read any new ones this year yet, (just re-read some faves). I did buy some that I’m excited about though, and have a post about them going up tomorrow.
    One of the books I picked up was Everwhere by Neil Gaiman. If you haven’t read it, maybe we should do a “Book Club” sorta read with it?

  2. I’m reading the Stephen King sequel to The Shining called Dr. Sleep. It is really good. I know he’s been co-authoring with a bunch of people, but this one reads like it’s all his.

    I hope you have a pleasant flight back.

  3. Sasha, A book club thing would be fun, but it would have to go on the pile of the books I’m currently reading: Hell Bent by Devon Monk, Writing Fiction for All You’re Worth by James Scott Bell, Angel Betrayed by Cynthia Eden, Seduced by the Storm and Riding the Storm by Sydney Croft. *ggg

  4. Bernard, Actually, he’s only co-authored with four/five people and that was for very specific books. He’s pretty open about who he co-authors with. No reason not to be. It hasn’t hurt Clancy.

    That said, I’m glad you’re enjoying the book. 🙂 Anything that follows the Shining would have to be strong. I wish I was brave enough to read it, but the Shining scared the crap out of me. *ggg

  5. Forgot to add, thank you. Wish I felt like coming home. 😉