…tea. So much tea. And dragons and queer stuff. But not necessarily in the same context (though sometimes queer dragons need to drink tea, too). I’m working on several projects right now, and it’s been a challenge to balance them all. Fun, though. It really is a good thing I drink so much tea.
A big part of being a writer is also being a reader, so I’ve been devoting a lot of time to reading. While I certainly enjoy most of the books I read, I recently realized that it’s been a long time since I read a book sheerly for amusement. Even while being entertained I am studying the writer’s plot and character development, writing style, and tact while tackling certain subjects — and I’m learning what I do and don’t want to do with my own writing as well as finding new things to try.
So here’s a bit of what I’ve been reading lately:
Shattered: Iron Druid Chronicles #7 by Kevin Hearne
The Whyborne & Griffin series by Jordan L. Hawk
Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs
the All For the Game trilogy by Nora Sakavic
Come As You Are by Emily Nagoski
Namesake Books 1 & 2 by Megan Lavey-Heaton and Isabelle Melançon
In other news, I won four tiny fish while goldfish scooping at the cherry blossom festival last week and am trying my best to keep them alive. So far: one week. It’s a shame they don’t drink tea.