WHAT I’M READING
This week I read Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge and Fall of Night by Rachel Caine, the 14th Morganville Vampires book. I just started Shifting Shadows by Patricia Briggs this morning, a book of Mercy Thompson short stories.
Last week I mentioned that I’m having a hard time getting into books, and this week it was weirdly hard again, but maybe a little easier? I picked up several books before settling into each one, and then had to really push myself to get going. It’s like my brain doesn’t want to slip into these other worlds. Cut it out, brain, because this is no fun.
I did enjoy the books I read, though, so yay. There’s only one more Morganville Vampires book and that really bums me out. I hate finishing a series.
WHAT I’M WRITING (+ WRITING GOAL)
I’m still plugging away on on my Girl Band vs Zombies series. I had a break through on the current book this week when I realized that I was trying to keep from having one of my characters do some evil things, and it was messing everything up and keeping me stuck. Now that I’ve let them have their way and be evil, things are clicking into place. Hurrah!
I don’t have a specific goal this week, just, more. More! As is often the case with me, now that I’ve gotten this book mostly straightened out, I want to write the next one. Gotta finish this one first!
WHAT WORKS FOR ME
Turning off the internet on my computer and listening to music on the tablet. I’ve been listening to the Chicago soundtrack a lot, some punk mix cds from 15 years ago, and Imagine Dragons new album.
Also, plotting in more and more detail. I keep finding annoying plotting notes like “And then they figure this thing out and expose these secrets” without any notes on how that is accomplished. Unhelpful, past me. Unhelpful.
WHAT ELSE IS NEW
It’s new comic book day and I am just so excited that Rat Queens and Saga are out today that it’s hard to think about anything else. Ahhh! If you haven’t checked those comics out, the first trade paperbacks are ten bucks–or can be found in most decent library systems. I highly recommend their awesomeness!
Otherwise… it’s been a week of reading, writing, or doing writing research. I wrote a blog post about researching different ways to kill zombies. Writer research is always strange, isn’t it?