March-freaking-1st. I found myself here this morning with no concept of where, exactly, February went.
Most of our months are busy, so it’s not a shock that February was, too. Major highlight: we celebrated by dad’s 70th birthday with a Hawaiian-themed party. It was a blast!
Second major highlight: I finished revisions on the initial beta version of Book Two–and I handed it off to beta reader #1 last night. Holy crap. Someone is reading it now! I’m so excited!
And so, here I am. At the beginning of March with Book Two out of my hands. Which means I’m starting the cover design process and making a new reading list!
Actually, it’s only a partially-new reading list. I may have smashed my revisions goal, but I didn’t beat the reading list goal for February. That’s okay. It’s just for fun!
I read Marked by P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast and Treasured Claim by Jami Gold. My reviews for those two are on Goodreads if you’re interested. As always, while you’re over there, take a minute to rate Black Wolf or follow my author page.
What’s on the list for March?
- XOM-B by Jeremy Robinson – I got about a third of the way through this one, so I’m still working on it. So far, I’m enjoying it–it drops you right into the action and yells at you to keep up.
- Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett – I didn’t get a chance to touch this one in February, so it’s back on the list for March.
- Soulless (Parasol Protectorate Series Book 1) by Gail Carriger – Another recommendation from my dad, which was also mentioned very shortly thereafter by an author friend of mine. If it gets high marks from those two folks, I’m guaranteed to enjoy it. Plus, my birthday is in March, so I’m thinking this might be a nice way to relax during my birthday weekend!
- Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success (Helping Writers Become Authors Book 1) by K.M. Weiland – This is one of the first writing books I read when I started getting serious about writing. I’m excited to re-read it, now that I’m closer to having two published books under my belt. I think I’ll find it easier to remember and apply the new knowledge I pick up from this read-through since I’m more familiar with the craft of writing now than when I first read it.
Your turn: what’s on your reading list this month?