I think I am having the best February ever, and now I shall knock on wood to keep from jinxing myself.
Especially as I am driving tomorrow for the first time since I moved to Brooklyn.
I am not reading much at all right now — Fangirl kind of ruined me for a little while. I am not sure what’s going on, but I’m moving slowly through books. I think most people have this ebb and flow, no? I’m slowly making my way through an ARC, which 25% in there still doesn’t seem to be any story.
But I made it out to Books of Wonder on Sunday, and ended up picking up Sophie Jordan’s Reign of Shadows and Victoria Aveyard’s Glass Sword.
I am ashamed to say that I knew nothing of Sophie Jordan’s work prior to the signing, but I did buy her book out of interest. Then she started talking, and I became a fan almost instantly. She’s incredibly chill and fascinating to listen to. I cannot wait to get out of my reading funk and read her book. Victoria Aveyard was pretty cool too. I have been to a few book signings, but never a dual panel. These two seemed to get along well!
I’ve been writing quite a bit this month too, outside of work related writing and blog posts. I actually posted my first chapter of a fan fiction I’ve been working on off and on since last July – a Gilmore Girls x Supernatural x Chuck x Veronica Mars crossover. Ambitious, no? If you’re interested in following along, let me know.
I’ll get to the point where I’m posting actual writing samples, but I haven’t actually finished anything that I’ve drabbled.
So I guess my ponderings for this week are kind of easy:
- Does anyone else have a direct, inverse correlation between their reading and writing habits?
- What do people do when they can’t bring themselves to read anything, not even really fan fiction? Just ride it out?
- Are love triangles over? Can they be?
- Piggy backing off that — would anyone read a YA story where the relationship doesn’t have jealousy or insane insecurity? Like a couple that gets together and stay relatively chill?
- Where do people pull writing prompts? I swear, half my battle with writing is deciding writing prompts.