I totally just ditched my wife. She is going for a run and that sounds like work. I’m not a huge fan of work, especially work that makes me sweaty. I’m not a huge fan of sweat.
So, instead, I poured myself a cup of coffee, even though I don’t drink coffee, and decided to write a blog post. There is a reason for this post actually. It’s because, against my better judgment, I decided to link to my good reads page.
Why? Because most people I talk to about writing always ask what I like to read. I like to read everything all at once. I like to throw myself into an orgy of books because I always learn something from a book.
I feel like reading helps me “level up” my writing so to speak. If I want to write a really gushy scene with two lovers? Laurell K. Hamilton all day and I’ll be able to write a scene about how “the heat of his breath tightened things low in my body and sent warm tremors down my spine.”
I want to write some crazy horror about how “it was dark, so dark that I couldn’t even see my hand in front of my face. Sounds crept in at the edge of my hearing; that scritch scratch of something against the window pane. I pulled my blankets tighter around me, scrunching my down in my bed until my eyes were barely showing.” I’ll probably go try to find something like that, maybe Poe? Maybe something my wife wrote because she does creepy like no one’s business.
I know both of those paragraphs are bad, but hey it is my blog and I’ll throw up on the page if I want to. Anyway, I’ve also read that many other authors recommend reading a lot. I’d probably do it anyway…
My grandmother used to take me to the library or the used book store to pick stuff out since I learned to read. We’d lay on the couch and just read all day long. I’ve been reading for my whole life; it is what I do. Hell I wrote my first novel, it’s horrible by the by, when I was a freshman in high school. (it’s only 30k words). I wrote my second and third sophomore year (also 30k words each).
I think I lost track of what the hell I was talking about. The entire goal of this post was, basically, to explain why I’m linking my good reads page. If you’re curious what I read, then there you go.
Also… Daisy Buchanan is a brunette.