Monday, January 13, 2014

Just checking in...

I took a bit longer than I expected to get back to this blog. It's to be expected, I think, since I already run two other blogs, while doing a wide variety of other stuff. 

At the moment, a huge chunk of my time is going towards getting the guest house ready for business in February. It's hard, physical work and that means two things to me: earlier bed times and earlier wake-ups. 

See, if I'm to exhausted to think at the end of the day, I can't really write all that well. So if I want to get anything done, I need to wake up at least an hour earlier to do it. 

I'm doing quite well, though. As soon as I have some confirmation as to what's going to make it into War of Six Crowns Book Two, I'll get cracking on doing the rewrite to book three. 

Can't wait, really. Don't get me wrong. I love writing in general. I adore my new worlds and characters. But the truth is, the world of War of Six Crowns is like home, and I can't wait to go. 

In the meantime, I'm busy editing and drafting at the same time. I'm also reading whenever I can steal time. I want to read 75 books this year, which means I have to read about a book and a half every week. One of the books I want to finish is Les Miserables. I started last year, and have been inching along slowly but surely. I also want to finish reading Jane Austen's book, as well as at least a few of Shakespeare's plays. 

Yeah, that's quite different from the type of stories I usually write, but then, I read very widely. In fact, I'd probably read anything someone would give me. 

I'm reading Kinetic by my blogging friend SK Anthony at the moment. 

What are you reading today? Which books/authors are on your to-read list for 2014?


  1. I'm reading JD Robb's Thankless in Death. Have been reading it for around 2 weeks now. Yes, I know that's a very slow pace... and I've read other books inbetween... and have been working very hard too. Liking it though.

    BTW, I came through by way of Crystal Collier's blog. Great to meet another South African author, though I don't write fantasy or YA :-)

  2. I love how you phrased that certain books/worlds are like coming home. I feel the same about my own writing--some worlds are just so comfortable to return to!

    I'm currently reading The Space Between, by Brenna Yovanoff, which is pretty good so far! Dark and gritty, too, but that's something I sometimes enjoy :)

  3. Thanks for your support. Misha.