Okay, before the sick kids start screeching, screaming or beating each other up and before I have to administer antibiotics or eye cream or bum cream (no I haven't mixed them up yet) I thought I'd do a quick blog.
What have you got on your To Be Read pile? I came back from the conference with quite a few and then I bought some and then my mum gave me some. So, where to start?
1. Eloisa James (of course) This Duchess of Mine
2. Eloisa James - A duke of Her Own
3. Mary Jo Putney - Loving a Lost Lord
And in no particulary order
~ Elizabeth Amber - Nicholas, The Lords of Satyr
~ Alexis Morgan - Darkness Unknown
~ Yvonne Lindsay - Convenient Marriage, Inconvenient Husband (aren't they all?)
~ Maxine Sullivan - The CEO Takes a Wife (double entendre??)
~ Joanna Neil - His Very Special Bride
~ Valerie Parv - Heart and Craft (a how to book)
~ Little Gems anthology (I missed out by three places so it's interesting to see who did make it)
A few of these are Mills and Boons and one is an erotica so they are lower on the list. I find if I'm writing historical, which I am at the moment, I can't read contemporary anything. And since I'm attempting to write something very dark and emotional, I don't want to get any fluffy nice stuff in my head or my voice.
I want to reread a few that are already on my shelf such as the New Moon, Stephanie Meyer. I have to read it before it comes out in November. I'm going to be a nerd and book my midnight screening tickets next week =) Everytime I watch twilight (I watch it a lot) I think to myself that I really have to reread them all! This is huge for me. I've never read a book twice. Ever. Even when I buy something I think I haven't read only to discover in the first chapter that I actually have, I can't finish reading it. I already know what happens.
Maybe this is why I find editing and rewriting so tediously boring (If you're an agent or publisher, forget I said that). I already know what is coming next, why would I read the same stuff twice? Answer... Because when it's my own work and I'm still learning, I could read it a hundred times and still change something I missed the first ninety-nine.
So I'm off to rewrite, edit and reread between medications, creams and screams. Hmm, maybe I should do some poetry =)
Have a great weekend!