Well, it’s certainly been a while, but I’m finally going back to posting regularly on this site. Honestly, I’m glad to be saying this: the last few weeks have been hectic, to put it mildly, and it’ll feel good to get back to something resembling a normal schedule.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, I’ve done very little writing since my last post – well, very little creative writing, at any rate. I did manage a bit of work on the novel in the last three weeks, but not nearly enough to stop myself from getting rusty. Today’s writing session took absolutely forever to get going, as they always tend to do when I haven’t written in a while, though the final word count actually came out pretty good. Plus, I finally sorted a worldbuilding detail I’d been having to gloss over, which felt very good indeed.
One thing that hasn’t suffered so much is my reading; after all, there’s nothing like a bit of reading last thing before bed after a long day in front of a computer. Firstly, I had the pleasure of reading an ARC of The Song Caster, written by a certain Danielle Shipley. I’ll be posting a proper review shortly, but I’ll say right now that it was very, very good and that you should totally buy it when the time comes – something which, given how all my other Danielle Shipley reviews have gone, shouldn’t come as much of a surprise.
The other thing I read was Watcher’s Web by Patty Jansen, which you may recall I featured on TPG’s Tasters not so long ago. Sadly, this book didn’t go nearly as well as I expected from the sample – though, since the whole book was free anyway, it’s not like I really lost anything from it. Long story short, I ended up liking the protagonist and not a whole lot else. Again, expect a full review in the near future.
By the way: I’m planning on doing the next taster the following weekend. I already have a couple of potential features for this, but if anyone has any additional suggestions for it then I’d be exceedingly grateful.
Happy writing, all!