Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Mid-February Already?

Where did the time go?

I just glanced at the last entry and realized it was on January 2nd! Craziness! If you want a recap of the past couple of months of my life, you can visit Call to Love to find out.

With all the morning sickness of the last couple of months, I did manage to get some reading done. Not a lot...sleep just seemed so much more important. But, I did read Frank Peretti's This Present Darkness, and let me just say that is potentially a life-changing book (if you haven't read it). The 3rd Person Omni. POV took a little getting used to, but overall, I was very impressed at how he portrays spiritual warfare, both in the every day and in the things that seem so small. I also read Shade by John B. Olson. ANOTHER fabulous book. Both kept me up, and not just because I couldn't put them down. Eek!

I started reading Fire in Fiction by Donald Maas like I said in my previous post, but then my girls lost the book. I found it last week under the entertainment center. Kids. In the meantime, though, I started on Jeff Gerke's The Art and Craft of Writing Christian Fiction. I highly recommend this book, even if you aren't a Christian writer, because Jeff touches on a lot of ideas/principles that will help any writer at any level.

The icing on the cake over the last month, though, was that I had a friend who read through all the chapters I currently have for Dividing Spirits. Being that he is not a Christian, but does like supernatural thrillers, I was anxious to hear his thoughts. And...other than his knack for picking out my favorite words, and a couple of small holes (Dude...where'd her purse go? where'd her car go?), he actually enjoyed the story and is anxious for me to finish. Yay! That may just be enough motivation for me to return to my writing routine asap. What do you think?

I hope you all are doing well so far this year...and that goes double for your resolutions. Keep working hard!

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, right, where did the time go? Usually, February feels like the longest month of the year (!) but not this time around. Time flies!

    Nice to hear from you, Ralene. :) Hope all is well with you and your family. And your writing.


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