I sincerely hope there comes a time when I can be more consistent with my posts here – once every three to four months is not ideal, and my goal has always been once a month. However away from Life Amidst the Unreal there is that pesky interruption called life. You know the one, where there’s money to be earned, kids to get where they’re supposed to be at any given time, bills to pay, food to cook, appointments to attend, pain to ease or tolerate if it can’t be eased. The one where husbands injure themselves at work and require an operation and a chauffeur (luckily my daughter has her Ls now, so she can take over that job sometimes). The one where manuscripts won’t edit or submit themselves and blog posts won’t write themselves.
But enough of the Real! Time for highlights of the Unreal:
Writing highlights: I currently have three separate manuscripts out there in the slush. Two PBs and a YA. Also bashed out a couple of rough chapters for a sequel to my YA urban fantasy.
Reading highlights: Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, The Nancys by RWR McDonald, Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend, Ship of Dolls by Shirley Parenteau, and by Jaclyn Moriarty I read Gravity is the Thing and reread A Corner of White. I highly recommend all of these books and would happily read anything written by any of these authors.
Viewing highlights: Not a lot to list here, too many good books to read, and too much happening IRL. The Handmaid’s Tale (1st series on Stan, 2nd and 3rd series on SBS on Demand), Yesterday (currently in cinemas)
Opening lines highlight: Madeleine Tully turned fourteen yesterday, but today she did not turn anything.
Oh, wait. She turned a page. – A Corner of White, Jaclyn Moriarty