I don’t have anything terribly profound to say this week so I will take a page out of Becca Campbell’s book and just tell you what has been keeping me occupied lately.
Last weekend I had a debatably successful Consortium meeting with Courtney, Aaron, and Josh. I say debatable becuase we had a small debate and I’m not really sure who won. I guess we ended up compromising? No, it was all good, and I came away from it with another one of Josh’s memorable quotes: “The x-axis represents relevancy, while the y-axis is whimsy” complete with arm representations of the x- and y-axes. I also got to talk over the final edits of Colors of Deception with Courtney. This is her book that is being released mid-April through the Consortium and one of the novels I’m more proud to admit I edited. It was a good book to start with and Courtney took all my edits really well. 🙂
So while I was at Josh’s he lent me The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, which I’ve been wanting to read becuase it is steampunk and a graphic novel, neither of which I have ever really had a chance to delve into before. I enjoyed it and also realized that I would probably like it even more if I knew as much about comic books as Josh does. He talks a little bit about it in this blog post.
Now I’m reading Dracula and The Outsiders. The Outsiders is sort of for work. I am editing a book that is in the same genre so it seemed like a good idea to see what other authors in the same vein have been doing. Dracula is because I think we should all (at least attempt to) research the origins of elements in our pop culture. Vampires are really big right now, and as I mentioned in my review of The Sherlockian, Bram Stoker seems like a really interesting guy. I am also going to start on Outlander soon because I’m reading it for book club at work. Yes, we have book clubs at my work. I love my job.
Things around work are rather hectic as we finish up with March and delve into April. We get a whole new list of authors each month in addition to having to send our other authors their edits.
As for the writing scene, I managed to come up with around six hundred words yesterday, so let’s count that a success! I think it helped to listen to my playlist of songs that would be in the movie if my book were a movie.
So basically I have been reading and editing, editing and reading, with a dash of writing. Words, words, words! I can never escape them! It’s a good thing I don’t want to. ;P