I make no secret here that I am 100% a mood reader. I choose books based off of what I'm feeling that day or week. Before I came to terms with this I would start books and then just abruptly stop reading them about halfway through. (I still do this sometimes...) That was a huge… Continue reading Mood reading spiked my reading pace
Know thyself…and your favorite tropes
People like to hate on tropes, but there's a reason that they're popular. They work for people. You tell somebody a story has an "enemies to lovers" romance subplot and they will either immediately read it or put it on their "never-to-be-read" list. A lot of them center around relationships, or even around the place… Continue reading Know thyself…and your favorite tropes
2022 Reading and 2023 Plans
So, let's talk about my reading during 2022. It was...unexpected. I set myself a goal of 30 books at the beginning of the year thinking, "Oh, I always struggle if my goal is too big so we'll see if I even read this many." My friends, I read 75 books this past year...that's so many!… Continue reading 2022 Reading and 2023 Plans
When writing is hard, it’s time to refuel
There's a lot to be said about taking a break from your projects. Especially when the project needs a mind that has forgotten the story's finer points. Revision is strange. You spend so much time immersed in the world to fine-tune it, but then the best thing for the story is to give yourself distance… Continue reading When writing is hard, it’s time to refuel
What an insatiable reading appetite really means.
Over the last 10 days, I've read 6 and a half books (7 so far in September). It's tempting to say that they were just really good books, but I think there's something else happening as well. As I've said before, I'm a mood reader, which means that a book has to hit a certain… Continue reading What an insatiable reading appetite really means.