I’ve fallen off the blogging wagon, again, pretty quickly. I could say it’s because I’ve been sick, again, or because Mr. Kira went out of town, again, or because the baby has been sick, again. All would be right. Let’s reevaluate our blogging reality, shall we? New achievable goal: I promise to blog once a week on Mondays. I need to spend more time writing anyway. You don’t care, do you? I didn’t think so. Blogging is so 2004.
I have news: my revisions from my editor arrived! He had lovely things to say about book 1 and only a handful of tweaks to make to the manuscript. I really love editing. I could edit this thing until doomsday and be happy as a clam. The blank page is much more intimidating, but maybe it’ll help if I remind myself that attacking that blank page will deliver a lot more text for my editing bliss.
Also, I’ve been reading. I love reading. I used to read a book a day, and now I’m lucky if I read one a month. Sob. If you haven’t had the chance yet, I strongly recommend Elizabeth Naughton’s MARKED. It’s a paranormal romance inspired by Greek mythology and has very well-drawn characters. It’s so nice to read a band-of-brothers type book where they aren’t all over-the-top caricatures spouting teeny-bopper slang. In paranormal romance, a lot of the men are ancient warriors who appear to be around thirty. I just can’t see them going around saying, “OMG!” or “WTF?” Teenagers, maybe, but no self-respecting thirty-year-old would say that, and certainly not a bad-ass warrior.
Thoughts? What types of dialogue drive you crazy?