Monday, September 10, 2012

ROW80: Reads and Writes

So I'm reading the Lux series by Jennifer Armentrout, and wow, is it amazing. I love it that the main character is a book blogger. I heart book nerds. It's also the first book to keep me up all night since V.J. Chamber's Helicon Muses series. Which reminds me that I need to do reviews for the Helicon Muses because they are awesome and everyone should run out and buy them, and I'm hoping to stalk V.J. into doing an interview. Which would be great, because she was the very first Indie I ever read, and I still turn into a fangirl when it comes to her.
A really good writing week; I managed to get two writing days in on the DNB for a total of 2200. The next chapter requires not just a character switch, but a gender switch too, and I don't know that I've ever written from a boy's POV before. Well, there was that one prologue for Darkness in the Blood, but that's it. So here is where the rubber meets the road: can I write in a male POV? We shall shortly see. It's early days yet, and I can still switch to making this a 1st person from my main female character's POV if it's beyond me.
Wrote another 2200 words on Blood Redemption; it was totally an Asheroth chapter, and he's one of my favorite characters. Have you ever sat down to write, and had a character spring, fully formed, onto the page? That's what happened with him. He came pre-loaded with baggage, personality . . . the whole works. Actually, something like that may have already happened in the DNB. A character kind of just showed up. A good, layered one. So that was great.
The best thing about this week was that I did manage to write for about four days out of the whole week. And that was pretty evenly split between two different projects, which is awesome. I've been struggling with developing this habit for the whole round, and if that's all I take away from it, I will be a happy lady.
Hope everyone else's week is going well. Can't wait to check in with the rest of my ROW80 peeps on Wednesday!


  1. Thanks for mentioning me!! And I'm up for an interview any time. :)

  2. Awesome! I'm sorry I've been such a slug about it... I heart Sawyer!

  3. I was up all night on Friday reading the Lux series! Seriously addictive books. I love the strong character voice and the love/hate (lust/hate?) relationship.