It’s like really really dusty in here! *sneezes* REALLY DUSTY! Yes, once again, I’ve totally fallen down on my blog duties but here I am to dutifully tell you that I’m blogging at SFC today about writing, the green eyed monster and steampunk.
While I haven’t technically been — technically HELL — I haven’t been writing at all. And I accepted Kait Nolan’s writing challenge which started Friday and which I’ve done not a damn thing about. I keep thinking about all those pages I need to “make up” and I feel all squirley. What can I say? I have poor impulse control.
Saturday was choir choir choir–#2 son’s choir teacher wants him to try out for All City and All Region and so he went to part of a clinic they give to help prep the kids. THEN I had to rush him to the HS for the school’s cluster concert which was super-cool. They get all the elementary choir kids (from schools that feed to the hs), the choir kids from both jr. highs (that feed to the hs) and then the HS choir together. The elementary kids sang, then the jr. high and hs kids (girls then boys) and then the hs kids sing–but this year a former student returned and sang for us too. He’s currently in college and being wooed by opera companies all over the world. Cool huh? I mean you don’t really think about your kid becoming an opera star — and i won’t even pretend to get opera but it was still cool. And those high school singers are JUST AMAZING!
#1 son said he had a blast but we were both exhausted!
Speaking of poor impulse control….I ordered books last week. It’s all Twitter’s fault.
Picked up ALL THE PRETTY GIRLS (JT ELLISON), CRASHED (WASSERMAN), LIAR (LARBALESTIER), & THE FACE OF DEATH (MCFAYDEN). Also pre-ordered: SOULLESS (CARRIGER), SKINGAME (AGUIRRE) AND FIRE (CASHORE). And if that weren’t bad enough, my grocery store had re-stocked since my last visit. I got the last copy of SHADOWFIRE (VIEHL), CHOSEN BY DESIRE (PERRY), and THE FURY (PINTER).
I also picked up and finished Heather Gudenkauf’s THE WEIGHT OF SILENCE last week during the football game. It was … interesting. Good. Solid. Interesting. Also, obviously, hard to describe LOL While I do like some lit-fic, it wasn’t quite my usual fare and I’m not sure why. Honestly, I think it was the writing–the story was done in 1st person present tense from 3-4 POV’s and then 1st past or 3rd past from the last/main POV and while I’m usually very flexible about stuff like the POV(s) a book is written in, this time it just didn’t sit well with me. *sigh*
Anyway…what are you buying? What are you reading? What’s going on in your world? I kinda feel like I’ve fallen off the face of the earth a little!