I don’t think I have much to update you all on today, but since I didn’t post one last week… here goes!
What I’m Reading
I’m still reading WAR AND PEACE, but I just got the new Gary Corby novel–THE MARATHON CONSPIRACY–in the mail, along with Susan Dennard’s SOMETHING STRANGE AND DEADLY. So I might have to take a little break from W&P, because these are books that need to be read. Soon. I’ve been a fan of Gary’s since his first Athenian Mysteries novel, THE PERICLES COMMISSION. If you like mysteries and you’re interested in Ancient Greece, and you have a sense of humor, you’ll LOVE these books. As for Susan’s book… it’s been recommended and loved on so much by so many blog friends, and it has zombies. I’ve yet to read a zombie novel, and I’m intrigued to see how people write zombies (see my final A-to-Z story today for my take). Put all that together, and you have must-reading.
What I’m Writing
Still working on revisions to my novel. I have multiple Word docs open–all my Beta Reader notes (yay Team Awesome), and my main document. My process involves reading over all the Beta comments for the chapter I’m reviewing, weighing their insights, then making the necessary changes. Team Awesome also gave me lots of general comments by email, and I’m carrying those thoughts with me as I edit. I do believe this thing is taking shape. Right now, I’m hopeful I’ll have something worth querying by the time I’ve finished.
What Inspires Me Right Now
I probably said it last time, but I’ll say it again–the comments and likes on my 100-word flash fiction posts this month. Today’s the last day of the 2014 April A-to-Z Blogging Challenge. For this month’s challenge, I wrote a 100-word piece of flash fiction every day. These were fun to write, and I’m happy to see others appreciated them too. That kind of validation is nice for someone who wants to be published.
What Else I’ve Been Up To
Nothing strange or startling (or deadly). Through the A-to-Z Challenge, I’ve made some new blog friends, so it’s been fun visiting their blogs and getting to know them a bit. But mostly family, work, church, writing–same old good routine.
What have you been up to this week? If you’d like to join in this blog hop, visit the blogs of the founders, Jaime Morrow and Erin Funk, for details.