How’re we doing guys? It’s that time again. Tell me all about what it is you’re currently reading. And if you’re working on some writing, tell me about that too. I might feature you!
And as it’s the new year, what’s your reading goal? Have you set your 2015 reading challenge on Goodreads yet? Although I sadly didn’t make my goal of 40 reads last year, I will say in my defense that I started about 5 months into the year. So had I been pushing myself from the start I’d have accomplished the feat. So this year I’ve set my goal to 55 books, and I think I’ve got this. I am a terribly slow reader though. I read a book about as fast as it would take me to listen to the unabridged audiobook version, because that’s just the way my head is wired. I need to stop at every comma, note each parentheses, give different accents and inflections to each character, etc., even in my head.
That said I’m currently making my slow way through an ARC of W.C. Bauer’s Unbreakable, a military SciFi novel, as well as A.M. Dellamonica’s Child of a Hidden Sea, a modern take on the portal fantasy genre. Also nearly finished with the third FitzChivalry Farseer book by Robin Hobb on audiobook, and it’s just incredible stuff really.
I’ve started writing short fiction, a hobby I’ve held at bay these past few years, and it feels really good. I’m a big fan of the Writing Excuses podcast, and have been using their writing prompts/exercises as personal challenges to create short stories in a fictional world I’ve been hoping to explore for a very long time. If you’re interested or want more info, check out my new blog Tales from Atelinor. I’d love to get some feedback. New short stories to drop each week.