Back to Reading, Happy Sigh


Writing full on for NaNo - especially given my writing habits, which involve pen and paper, and typing it all up later - cut into all of my reading time, so that I was reduced to reading only during my commute to and from work, and one very late night, when I had to keep reading The Hating Game (look for Talli Roland's Take on Amazon blog splash, coming Wednesday!).

This past weekend, I returned to reading with a vengeance, finishing Dorothy Sayers' Clouds of Witness, kc dyer's Facing Fire, the Songs of Love & Death Anthology (featuring a new short story by Diana Gabaldon), starting A Christmas Walk by Zan Marie Steadham, Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings by Hélène Boudreau and The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan (thanks again Jenny!), and starting and finishing Alan Silberberg's Milo - Sticky Notes and Brain Freeze, the second of the local author MG/YA books I picked up at the CANSCAIP meeting last month.

Milo is a great character, and his story is sad and sweet, charming and silly all at once. And that's not even mentioning all the funny and poignant illustrations. The tale made me cry any number of times - both happy and sad - and other times I kept thinking "note to self - now that's what an original metaphor looks like!"

Very inspiring, as I've leapt directly into editing my own novel. I've moved around a lot of scenes, have the hero and heroine meeting much earlier, and have cut out almost as many words as I wrote during NaNo. With still more scenes to write, I can't wait for Kait's A Round of Words in 80 Days challenge.


I'm sure reading went by the wayside while you were writing. Now that I'm working full-time, I have less time to read and write.

I hope Talli Roland's book does well on Wednesday.
Sheena Simpson said…
Where do you find the time to read and write plus work?

Wanna switch you can chase four kiddos and a furbaby and I'll do what you do? ;)
ha ha so you went on a reading binge eh?
Deniz Bevan said…
I had to read! I was getting serious withdrawal symptoms... Feeling even better today cos I got another few thousand words this morning and then went straight back to reading The Wheel of Time on the train :-)

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