I've been pretty bad lately at getting around to everyone's blogs, as much as I want to catch up on what I've missed, and at blogging myself. Just a quick update before I dash back off--
I'm in California for business until this weekend (I get to fly home Saturday, yay!). Lots of long hours right now - yesterday I was at work from about 7am to 11pm, so that was lovely. What can I say? It was a Monday.
But, I got the chance to write a bit this weekend and FOUR THOUSAND words just poured into my keyboard in the space of a few hours at Starbucks. I can't believe how quickly The Goddess of Vengeance is starting to write up. Is this the miracle of outlining, or the miracle of writing something less personal than Shards of Glass? I don't know, but I love it!
The writing keeps me on the edge of my seat. Literally. My MC, Lauren is working in the coffee shop when what she assumes is a mentally ill homeless lady, Willow, comes in and begins rambling to her about the dispossessed "old gods". Lauren gives her a cup of tea and a scone on the house, but Willow wants more than that from her. Willow thinks she seems like a kind, strong woman, and she lets Nemesis, the greek goddess of vengeance, pass out of her and into Lauren. That night Lauren begins to dream of people in danger, people hurt... people who need vengeance. And she can't stop herself from running out into the dark to provide just that.
This weekend I also read Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games) by Suzanne Collins. I can't even tell you how much I love these books. I can't wait until Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games) comes out. I think that's going to be a pre-order, which I never do. Such brilliant books.
Although, I do sort of wonder why every good book begets a movie deal these days. Is it just me, or does it seem like the pace of movie deals from books has picked up recently? I don't know how I feel about The Hunger Games as a movie, even though I think it's pretty much the best thing I've read this year. But then, I'm also more of a "word" person than anything else, so that might be it. I enjoyed the Harry Potter books, but thought the movies were rather dull without J.K. Rowling's rollicking writing style.
Next week I should be back to my regular blogging life. I think. :)
Miss me? Also, how do you feel about books being made into movies? What books would you love to see as movies?
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