Monday, March 28, 2011

I'm Finished! (Which means I'm back.)

Look everyone, I'm back! I apologize for having disappeared for nearly two months, but in all honesty I'm not really that sorry. I basically went nuts and just wrote an entire novel in 6 weeks. CRAZY! I had a lot of fun with it though and am actually about to start the second book. (And really excited about it.)

During that time I had so much writing momentum that I was afraid to let myself get distracted with things like twitter, facebook, my blog, the ever-addictive Goodreads, and mostly READING. I'm finished with my first draft now though, so I can come back. Starting with this blog. (Yay.)

My brain is programed as such that either I write a lot or I read a lot. I have a hard time doing both at the same time. I get too sucked into the world of the book I'm reading and then have a hard time getting back into the world and characters of the book I'm writing. So, since I suddenly had an idea that had to spill out of me I essentially grounded myself from reading until the first draft was done.

That's right, I haven't read a single book in nearly 2 months. In Kelly time that's the equivalent of probably about 15 books. I feel like my life is somewhat incomplete. HAHA. But now that draft one is complete I am so excited to get back to reading and boy do I have some catching up to do! Being grounded from reading books didn't keep me from buying them. Oh, no, not at all. Especially since my local Borders is going out of business and all the books were on sale. 

(Let us have a moment of silence for dear Borders Books. I am so sad about this you don't understand.)

Anyway, since being grounded, here is the To Be Read pile that I have acquired...

As you can see I have my work cut out for me. I also have Angelfire, but I let my sister borrow that one so it's not in the picture. (Also, I should probably belong to some kind of book buyers anonymous.)

Anyway, I am starting off with the lovely Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins followed by Darkest Mercy by Melissa Marr. I am so crazy excited to read these books! I'll let you know my thoughts when I'm done. And, let's not forget that City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Claire comes out next Tuesday and then The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong comes out the week after that and both of those will be a must-buy-and-read-immediately deal. Wow, I'm an addict. 

Anyway, happy reading to me!


  1. I've read 'Elixir', and Demonglass + Beautiful Creatures are on my Wishlist!

  2. I LOVED Demonglass. (I'm completely fangirly for Rachel Hawkins. Love her writing style.) I liked Beautiful Creatures but it wasn't my favorite. However a few of my friends have absolutely loved it. I bet you'd be happy with both.

    As for my wish list? Well it was getting so long I had to compile a whole page on my blog just to keep track of it. lol