As I look back over the last few months, I think a little reading and writing review is in order.
I know I've said it before but I'm going to say it again - this Write 1 Sub 1 Challenge is amazing! (Go, March Martians!) I think I've written and subbed more in these last three months than I did for most of 2010. But it's not just a matter of quantity; I'm pleased with the quality of what I've done. I'm still waiting to hear back on a lot of the stories but the ones that didn't make the cut the first time around tended to receive personal comments. (For those who don't know, those personal comments are HUGE. Form letters are the norm.)
Now, the novel I'm working on is another story. I don't know if it's jealous of the flash fictions and their ability to be fully formed in a shorter amount of time or what, but the novel is giving me woes.
I've already talked about my reading rut on a previous post. Again, I've been reading good books but nothing so far that has grabbed me by the throat and/or heart. I know that book is just waiting on my shelf, just waiting for me to pick it up...
I've been reading books on writing, too, and I always enjoy learning new techniques and getting inside the minds of other writers and seeing how they do things.
How about all of you? How are you doing on your books-to-read list? How's your writing going? Anything exciting you want to share? (If you need to vent or mope, go ahead - we'll commiserate and then cheer you back on.)