Very belated, I should say. I will sum up. Life sometimes takes a turn for the tragic, and the past few months have been so for my family, which is why I’m so behind on keeping up with this site. But life also goes on. So here I am.
A couple bits of news. First of all, the fabulous book blog Debuts and Reviews, which I’ve had the honor of contributing to, is now gone. Tia, Supreme Overlord of Debuts and Reviews, is a published author now (yay!), and her busy schedule makes it nigh impossible to run a book blog and still keep up with her writing. So I am no longer doing book reviews. But the URL is still alive and well, as Tia is using it as her author blog, so do visit.
On the writing front, things are going quite well, other than that I’m on a bit of a delay. Back when I wrote my first draft of Hex in 2007, I never imagined that at the time of my revision, I would be going through the same tragedy as one of my characters in the book. It kind of hampered my progress. At first, it was too difficult to write. After that, it was actually kind of theraputic, but I had to watch myself and make sure that everything I was putting into those scenes was essential to the scene and the book, rather than letting myself drone on and on, and letting my own feelings about the situation get in the way. But! I am at last finished, and submission will soon commence. So keep your fingers crossed.
I’d like to start monthly reading posts again soon, but I’ll have to wait until things slow down a bit first. I will tell you that I read Brandon Sanderson’s The Way of Kings and looooved it, and that I read Kristen Britain’s Blackveil (Green Rider 4) and am so, so mad at a bunch of Sacoridians! I spent much of yesterday yelling for King Zachary to cut off people’s heads. (And so I must say that the book is good, well-written, and awesome, but I would feel weird saying that I liked it because I’m furious at a bunch of fictional people for doing terrible things to other fictional people. And I’m going to stop ranting now, but if anybody who’s read it wants to have a nice long chat about this book, we can start a special thread.)
Hope everybody’s new year is going swell, and happy early Valentine’s Day!