Sunday, 21 February 2010

My Reading, Writing Week

It's been a busy week. My husband has been back in the UK, so the baby and I have been home alone. Even so I have managed to do some reading, some writing and even made it to Ally Carter's book signing at Politics and Prose. Unfortunately I had to go to the 10:30 am one, so it was me and a school party of eleven year olds, which was a little strange to say the least!

It was fun though. The girls were so excited to see Ally and they had lots of questions about Cammie and the next Gallagher Girls book. I picked up my copy of Heist Society, which I devoured. Seriously, I think Ally Carter may be a master thief on the side!

I'm also half way through Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta. It's just incredible. I can't say how much I love this book. It's just - wow!

On the writing front, I got a very thorough critique back. EU is going into it's fifth round of edits, although it feels like it's five billionth. I'm planning quite a large overhaul. There is both too much, and not enough going on. I just need to decide what I want to keep and what themes I want to bring out.

So that's my reading. writing week. How was yours?

5 comments:

  1. EU is so great, Alexa! Don't be discouraged. Your writing is wonderful, and you've got some spectacular things happening in the story.

    I can't wait to read Finnikin of the Rock! Thanks for the recommendation. I loved her book, Saving Francesca.

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  2. I've just gotten through a rough spot with my writing - at least I hope I have. I'm nearing the end! :)

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  3. Aw thanks Kim :) Finnikin of the Rock is so, so good. I'm in AWE!

    Jemi - cool. Every time you post something about your book I'm intrigued. It sounds so much fun.

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  4. NO writing for me. I plan to get stuck in on Saturday morning. And yay for loving Finnikin! I'm almost finished it.

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  5. So did you love Heist Society? Should I pick it up?

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