Happy Hump Day, everyone! Things are going well here. I managed to get back into working on The Prophet and have written 2300 words this week. The Row80 sprints at 1 central are a big help for me to focus–thank you guys for your encouragement.
Yesterday I also did some revisions in the plot, because I’ve adjusted my bad guys motivations, which meant I needed to work on his background. I’m still wrestling with a couple of ideas, but I’m getting there.
I’m also forcing myself to start exercising because I’ve got to get the winter chub off before spring hits. Last night Rob and I did the Insanity workout. Almost killed me, but I got through it.
I had to share the above cartoon with you all because I know it’s something every one of us deals with. Reading is essential to the craft, and yet finding time to fit it in along with social media, life, and writing our own books can be tricky.
I’ve been reading Patricia Cornwell’s Kay Scarpetta series, and I recently started Dead Witness by Joylene Nowell Butler. It’s a suspense thriller and is keeping me on the edge of my seat with an every day but strong heroine–a wife and mom thrown into the most frightening of circumstances.
I’ve also been reading my friend Donna Galanti’s ARC of her novel A Human Element, which releases in March. It’s paranormal suspense with a cool sci-fi twist. I’ll be the first stop on her blog tour, so make sure you stop by on March 19th for Donna’s interview.
Finally, the must read post of the week by Kristen Lamb – Bracing for Impact: The Future of Big Publishing in the New Paradigm. Anyone thinking about querying, considering Big Six vs. small press, or self-publishing needs to read this.
How’s your week going? What books are you reading? And how do you fit in reading time with writing?