For the past month, Ii have battled more computer hassles than Dell after an electrical storm. My hard drive fried, then my router gave up the ghost, my monitor fizzled out and my brand new laptop froze up. Yeah, needless to say, me and writing? Not a good combo. I even cursed Hubby’s blackberry from across the room. Two months old and it’s toast. Any wonder why I DID NOT got visit my Father in Law in the Cardiac Unit?
So what have I been doing. I read. Oh lawdy did I read! I can count on one hand the number of television shows I have watched this year. I just don’t do it. So I filled those hours with books, books and more books.
I read all 6 of J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood. (loved some,tolerated others, hurry up and write John Matthews story already!!!)
3 BDSM ebooks– enlightening. One I really enjoyed, one was meh but the detail was incredible, the other a waste of $5.99 or whatever I paid.
A bunch (20+)of HQ from last year that I am sorry to say NONE stick out enough to talk about.
The Friday Night Knitting Club, good read. Not something I would normally pick up but I am glad I did. I cried at the ending but no spoilers from me!! http://www.fridaynightknittingclub.com/
The Doctor’s Wife. I really liked this book because it surprised me. I didn’t see several of the twists in it and at one point sat upright on the couch and gasped OH MY GOD! http://www.amazon.com/Doctors-Wife-Elizabeth-Brundage/dp/0670033162
Seize the Night I do love me some Dark Hunter books and Val was down right mouth watering, IMHO. I love Zarek a wee bit more and Val is his polar opposite, but what can I say, they are brothers. I even went back and reread Zarek’s story just to get more yummy DH goodness. And I can not wait for Ash’s story coming August 5th! http://www.amazon.com/Seize-Night-Dark-Hunter-Book-7/dp/0312992432
The sad part, I know I read others. I have just reshelved them and now can’t recall when I read them. I averaged a book a day.
Other than that, I let my brain turn to mush. And from the mushiness sprung ideas. And characters and plot lines and…you get the picture. I am off and writing again. Not a romance this time. Mainstream. It is a learning curve, that’s for sure, but I am hoping it comes out well.Now I am burrowed deep into research gathering.
And then there is that fantasy I want to write.
*sigh* I hope the new hard drive hangs in there this time.