There's no "real" blog post this week, and for that I apologize. It's more of a "here's what I've been doing recently, tune in next week for the regularly scheduled bullshit." It's also the answer to the "hey, why isn't there a new video on the YouTube channel this month" question.
Well, for starters, I got sick. Yay.
It's nothing serious. There hasn't even been vomit involved. But it's sucking the life and energy out of me like a vampire. Part of it is likely the weather. In Minnesota, it's finally stopped snowing and started raining. It's that chilly, almost-hail type of rain, too, the kind that almost guarantees spending the day inside with kleenex and blankets. Also that rain is going to be freezing, melting, and re-freezing a few times over the weekend, and the snow created massive potholes that we now have to avoid, which is going to turn driving into a hellish level of Mario Kart.
The other part of the illness probably has something to do with the fact that I've taken to working seven days a week every other week thanks to two of my three jobs.
Or it could just be something one of my roommates coughed on me. They've been sick a lot recently, as well.
In short, it's just been a good time all around.
All right, enough about that illness and rain nonsense. Let's get to the fun stuff.
What I've been writing:
There's some other stuff, too. A paranormal novella for Less Than Three Press that got rejected and needs editing. My own novel involving wolves with wings and telepathy on another planet that's just been outlined. A novella series involving vampires that's being pushed on the backburner. But right now Green Snake and Homestead are the important ones.
What I'm reading:
The next book review will be Words of Radiance, the second book of The Stormlight Archive series by Brandon Sanderson. (You can read my review of the first book, Way of Kings, here.)
Could I have chosen to read one of the other books on my shelf that are all less than 1200 pages? Yes, absolutely.
Was I able to resist buying Words of Radiance when I saw it in the bookstore and started reading it right away? Of course not.
So that's about it. I've got a bunch of guest posts and interviews with a bunch of very talented writers lined up for you guys, as well. But if there's a particular topic you want me to cover, then please let me know in the comments, or you can contact me directly.
The next YouTube channel will be Dynamic Duos and literary foils.
Right now I'm going to take a nap, because--joy!--it's raining again, and I'm still a little sick.
See you next week!
The first Dragons, Zombies and Aliens blog was started in 2015. Somewhere between college coursework, paying rent with door-to-door sales, and keeping up with my sorority sisters, I wrote reviews, rants and commentaries on books, TV shows, and movies. Now, this blog has moved, improved, and the sky's the limit!