It’s occurred to me that (once again) I haven’t been posting much lately. Seeing as I’m now home for my Christmas break, now seems as good a time as any to get this blog back on track.
First of all, the WIP: things are going pretty well right now, I reckon. The climax of the story is fast approaching, and I’m very much looking forward to writing it out. My latest scene surprised me yesterday, which is always nice, and I still seem to be on track to finish before January. I’ll post a bigger update on this as the year draws to a close, so be sure to watch this space 🙂
On the reading front, I’ve now finished Parasite and will be getting a review out shortly. Long story short, it was very good. The writing and dialogue was very well done, the protagonist was great and the plot was interesting. The ending, though, was kinda…well, I guess I’ll explain that in the review itself.
I’m currently reading The Lives of Tao, by Wesley Chu, which came to my attention after mobewan brought it up in a comment. This is a book that sounds right up my alley, with symbiotic aliens and the promise of lots of action, so a big thanks to him! It’s too soon to make any judgments on it, but I look forward to seeing how this one ends up.
After that, I’ll be reading the next two books in Danielle Shipley’s Wilderhark Tales series: The Stone Kingdom and The Seventh Spell. I read the first book a while back and loved it, so it goes without saying that I’m very pumped for these. Given the kinds of things I’ve been reading lately, these two novellas should make for a nice change of pace.
Anyone made any writing progress lately? Read anything I’ve mentioned here? Read anything else that’s good? Don’t be shy; post it all below.