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What I’m Reading
It’s all about zombies these last couple weeks! I started out with ROT AND RUIN by Jonathan Maberry and he hooked me so I moved on to the second and third books in the series. I’m almost done with the third. My daughter is on the fourth book and she keeps giving me killer teasers. Things like “oh, this fourth book is going to break your heart.” Gah!
What I’m Writing
In my last update, I said that I had cut the prologue for THE WITCH OF HIGHLAND FALLS and that darn near killed me even though I know it was the right thing to do. Since then I’ve been in a bit of a holding pattern because no matter how many times I rewrite the first few pages of the first chapter, I just haven’t been liking the way it’s turning out. It’s not the right feel for the first few pages – the pages that are supposed to pull a reader in. So I kinda froze up. BUT! Just yesterday as I was blow drying my hair 🙂 an idea came to me that I think will work! And then life got in the way (ie: Music Boosters meeting) and I didn’t have any time to work on it last night. I can’t wait to get home tonight to work on it!
What works for me
Check out this cheapo walking workspace I rigged up! 🙂 I bought the treadmill from my sister for $30 and modified a bookshelf unit that I’ve had forever – it’s gone through several members of my family and I think it’s from about 1976. My cheapskate self is pretty darned proud of this little unit. As I’m sure most of you know, it’s tough to get in any “real” exercise when you have a day job at a desk and then your favorite extracurriculars are reading and writing. So far, I’ve mostly used this to do some cyber-xmas shopping but I expect many great story ideas to be generated while burning calories on this baby!
What Else I’ve Been Up To
Sadly, I did not spend enough time writing during the Thanksgiving break but I did binge watch Agents of Shield on Netflix! So… there’s that. Time well spent, I say. Now I’m slightly obsessed. Anyone else?
Have a great week everyone!