I’ve been quiet here the last few weeks. My life has been something of a whirlwind of medical things, wedding things, job hunting things, writing things, and anxiety things.
First, let’s talk about writing. With everything going on, my precious novel has mostly fallen by the wayside. I haven’t given up on it, but I also haven’t had the time or attention necessary to make it as great as I want it to be. So, it’s temporarily sidelined in favor of the easier to focus on short stories. In the last month I wrote the best (in my opinion) story I’ve ever written. I’ve also gotten it rejected four times. I’m determined to find it a good home, and in the meantime I’ve got many others that I’m working on and polishing up!
I’ve been spending a lot of time hiding in my favorite books. When I’m stressed about things, it’s difficult for me to fall in love with something new. I reread everything the library had of Connie Willis’, and I’m now working my way back through Jo Walton’s books. I read a lot of books, and apart from books I discovered as a kid, no other authors have impressed me, impacted me, and changed the way I think of writing as Connie Willis and Jo Walton. They’re amazing, the books are a delight to reread, and everyone should go read all of their books immediately.
Time willing, I’ll do a longer post this weekend reviewing some of the other things I’ve read and watched. Thanks for sticking around, readers!