So… nearly halfway through January, and this is only my second post of the year… I’ve been pretty busy these past few weeks, but I thought I’d share what’s been on my mind lately:
Eragon: I’m loving the Inheritance Cycle. I got Paolini’s latest book, Inheritance, for Christmas, and I’ve been rereading the first three since a few days after Christmas. I’ve finished Eragon and I’m nearly two-thirds of the way through Eldest. I’ve been shown the light regarding Paolini’s poor writing skills (which I had never really seen before) and now I’m seeing examples of bad writing everywhere. That said, I’ve been sucked right into Eragon’s world, and I’m blazing through Eldest as fast as I can.
Editing: I’m off to a good start with Project 2012. I’m doing the initial read through, but this time I’ve got a handy spread sheet for keeping track of events in my WIP. I’m hoping to pick up the pace though; at this rate it’ll take me a little under six weeks just to read the manuscript! I’m hoping to get a good session in soon!
New story idea! My next story is supposed to be a rewrite of POSEIDON’S TRIDENT, but for the past couple of weeks I’ve had this idea for a fantasy trilogy resurface and demand attention. It’s not because of Eragon – it’s actually the other way round. I’m reading the Inheritance Cycle now (instead of after all the other books I got for Christmas) because I’m excited about fantasy at the moment! I’m not going to say too much about the idea for now, but it features a fisherman, a princess, a thief, murder, and an exiled knight after revenge. *excited*
Your turn now! What things are swirling around in your head at the moment? What books are you reading now or excited about? Let me know in the comments!