Following on from our discussion about stress relief, I’ve pulled out my laptop today as it rains outside to get some writing done and pop in on here of course. Writing helps my stress levels it sucks me into another world, a world I have power over, which is completely different to the real world where I usually feel like someone is against me 🙂
I’ve been thinking about the power of books as I attempt to write one of my own. I recently finished “Prom and Prejudice” by Elizabeth Eulberg. I enjoyed it so much, I was compelled to leave a comment on her Facebook page. She did reply which is always nice and I would definitely recommend taking a look at the book – if you’re a Jane Austen fan like me, you can’t help but love it. I like the idea of paying homage to writers I love but I don’t think I’d do it justice but I think Miss Eulberg has a skill for it. I hope one day I can make someone smile as they turn the last page pf one of my books, that’s a goal that keeps me hammering away against my keyboard today. I’m writing two books at once right now, maybe one will take over soon but they’re both so different that I’m quite happy seeing where they both lead right now.
Of course another one of my writing idols has been all over the media lately. It’s the last Harry Potter film, boo! I’m waiting to se it with my mum on our week off in August so am avoiding reviews with spoilers although I obviously know the ending already 🙂 Tonight over here is a behind the scenes show which I’m excited to watch. It’s curry and HP tonight for me – a perfect combo I think 🙂 It’s the end of an ear but HP will always be with us and I look forward to see what JK does next, especially as she’s moved on from her literary agent, which says to me she has a new project ready. Long live Harry!
I also finished the next books in the Mortal Instruments and Fallen series – City of Fallen Angels and Passion respectively. I was sucked in to both these books. Fallen Angels was easier to read than the previous three books and reignited my excitement for this series. Passion also piqued my interest in the final book of the four-part series, I can’t wait to read it. Definitely check out these series if you like YA paranormal takes, they are well worth reading. I’m now picking up Trial by Fire by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, the sequel to Raised by Wolves.
Moving from reading a contemporary YA to a supernatural one is interesting as the two books I’m writing cover both genres. I always thought I’d concentrate on writing a supernatural one as I am so passionate about them but I’m enjoying the challenge of a contemporary story that I can’t rely on a myth back story to flesh out. We’ll see how they turn out!
I shall love you and leave you now to get back to my writing.
Have you ever written to an author to tell them you enjoyed their book?