So I haven't posted in...almost four months. I am truly the worst blogger there is. See, I said it, I put it out there. Just the worst ever.
On that note, it's another weird night in Georgia, weather-wise anyway. I'm sitting here with a mug of tea and it's cold outside (hoo hoo, takes the prize on that one ladies and gentlemen, it's cold in November...who'd have thought it...). But it's supposed to be in the 70s again this week. Halfway through November.
Speaking of, where has the time gone!? I swear it hasn't been four months since I last wrote on this blog!! It's only been, what, four weeks? Maximum? Oh...wait. Nope, four months. We are almost finished with 2011, boys!
I would blame not writing in my blog on the three English/English-equivalent classes I took/am finishing this semester or on the internship that I had/have and am having a blast at or on the fact that I've actually had time this semester to finally start work on my sequel and am scheduled to have it finished by new years. I totally would blame my lack of diligence on all of that if I thought it would be believable. And while all of those things are very true, and I have been very busy, I've also been allowing myself, for the first time in a while, the time to just...chill. Relax. Paint. Not worry.
And it's been delicious.
But I have been doing some reading, don't worry. I finally finished book two in the Xanth novel I was working on but never managed to get around to book three. I've also been pouring through a few new Miles books, including "Miles, Mystery, and Mayhem", "Miles Errant", and "Memory". I'm only a few pages in to "Memory" at the moment, but it's going great so far! This woman can really write-- and I mean she can really write! Anne McCaffrey says the exact same thing.
In any case, I am still recovering from a cold and a general lack of sleep, so I'm going to be lazy and cop out with this post remaining as an 'I'm sorry I haven't been here for the past third of a year please forgive me if you can find it in your heart' explanation.
But go read Lois McMaster Bujold. Just do it!
Also check out these two authors' blogs-- Robin McKinley, author of my favorite book "Beauty" and Ursula K. LeGuin, author of "The Left Hand of Darkness" and the Earthsea series. Both are absolutely fantastic to read and their websites are well-maintained and fascinating to readers and writers alike.