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!
I'm a published author but I'm still mostly stumbling about in the dark looking for the right paths so this blog is about that, though sometimes something will give the me the shits and I'll have a bit of a rant. I'll try not to be offensive but occasionally my mouth opens without asking my brain's permission so I'll apologise in advance.