I'm sorry for yet another lengthy absence. I admit, I've been in a blogging funk. I had the time, just not the energy or inclination to blog. The good news is that this funk hasn't extended to anything else. Since finishing my latest revision of Knights of Avalon in December, I've been busy with a bunch of things:
Reading: OK, well, I've been trying to read. I've self-diagnosed myself with literary ADD. I'll be reading a book I love and then...SQUIRREL! I don't have a TBR pile, I have a TBF (To Be Finished) pile. It took me six months to get through Catching Fire. It's bad, y'all.
I'm happy to say I actually finished Watersmeet and thoroughly enjoyed it. Next up is Falling Under and then maybe Thief's Covenant, Witch Eyes, or Born Wicked.
Writing: I'm still querying Knights of Avalon. To distract myself while I query, because querying isn't stressful, nuh-uh, I've started work on my next project: Beautiful Medusa. It's about Medusa, as the hero. And yes, she still turns people into stone and has snakes for hair. That's so inconvenient for her. I've also signed up for this class ------> Writing and Selling the Young Adult Novel, taught by the insanely talented Mandy Hubbard. I've done workshops and attended panels in the past, but I'm pretty much self-taught and I'm hoping a class will help me with some of my problems with characterization and connecting with readers.
Besides that, I've embarked on an epic quest to tame the roving hordes of dust bunnies living in my house and have been juggling rescue cats like someone straight out of Cirque du Soleil.
And while I haven't been blogging, I have been attending author events, so keep an eye out for contests in the near future. I've been hoarding signed books and it's time to get rid of them!
Influx by Daniel Suarez
6 months ago