Monday, 30 April 2012

Reading and writing...writing and reading...

Firstly, before I start my ramblings, can I confess to being confused by this new blogger layout? I know, inept! Just hoping this post publishes properly....!

I've been in the fortunate position for the last couple of weeks to spend lots of time doing two of my favourite things...reading and writing. Bump makes me tired a lot, so is giving me the perfect excuse to sit and catch up on some books that my personal library (aka my mum) has supplied me with. Having thoroughly enjoyed getting up to date with the Game of Thrones series (can't believe I'm going to have to wait a few years before the next one!), I then moved onto something a little different by trying Michelle Paver's "Dark Matter" - a really, really creepy ghost story! Definitely gave me a few nightmares! I'm now looking forward with rather embarrassing levels of excitement to receiving the latest Sookie Stackhouse installment - if Mr Postie doesn't bring it tomorrow I might cry!

In between my bouts of escapism, I have been thoroughly enjoying starting a new WIP. I had planned to start the historical novel I've been researching and plotting for months, but somehow a new idea planted itself and rapidly took seed - so my poor historical story is on the back burner again (I will get to it, I promise!!) Instead, I find myself taking tentative steps into the world of YA, a genre I haven't attempted yet, but I'm loving the experience so far.  There's a few aspects of the story I'm not sure are YA compatible at the moment, but for now I will just write the story I want to tell and figure out the tricky stuff later! For now I'm basking in the joy of inspiration - what better place for a writer to be?! :)

~ Bex ~

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