Saturday, April 18, 2009

Another book; Crowns on Hold

10. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Ah, this was a good book. It took me three real tries to get into it, but I finally did and really loved all of the characters. I'm always amazed at how writers can bring characters to life. And that's one first person narrator book that I couldn't even tell. Win.

Crowns, my book, is on hold for now. I've been scouting out places to write it, and I think I should be ready soon. I'm working hard to get all of these commission obligations off of my chest. Gah. I can't wait till I'm caught up.


Wednesday, April 1, 2009

FHT; It is hard to write a novel.

9. The Forest of Hands and Teeth - Carrie Ryan

I finished this book in about a day. I think I am continually thrown off by these first-person narrative perspective books, but ultimately FHT was a wonderful book. It was dark, moving, contemplative and so much more. I'll go ahead and consider myself a fan of Carrie Ryan, and I'm looking forward to the next book out in 2010.

And I'm continuing to solidify my first four chapters. I'm reworking chapter two, and I'm mildly satisfied with the progress made with one. It really is an artform, and it is so easy to second guess yourself. I want to finish going through chapter two and three today and then finish chapter four.

I've finally compiled all of my notes for this Crowns into one tiny notebook. It's organized, has a pink cover and plenty of blank pages. Hopefully, not for long.