Last Friday the Little Professor Bookstore in Birmingham hosted a signing for me. Yesterday I spoke at the Alabama Library Association Convention. My latest novel, Going Too Far, is in its second printing. I just turned in a proposal for my fourth ro-com to Editor Mike, and I’m waiting to hear whether he likes it (NO HURRY, MIKE). It has been a good April so far.
And now, it’s time to read.
Of course, I read all day. I work as a copyeditor, reading. I write and then read what I’ve written. I read manuscripts in progress by my author friends. But reading for pleasure is something I have to make time for. And I really must make that time. You can’t be a good writer without reading voraciously. Plus, I’m doing a 52-book challenge this year, and I’m only on #9.
Here’s the deliciousness I have in store for the next few days:
1. Honey, Baby, Sweetheart by Deb Caletti
2. When It Happens by Susane Colasanti
3. Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway
4. The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart
5. One Whole and Perfect Day by Judith Clarke
6. To Be Mona by Kelly Easton
7. Anatomy of a Boyfriend by Daria Snadowsky
8. Impossible by Nancy Werlin
9. So B. It by Sarah Weeks
10. Whatever I reserved at the library that they have called me to come pick up. I can’t remember what it was, but I know it looked delicious at the time.
It’s a lovely time of year for a reading break, with every flower in Alabama blooming at once. I plan to relax outside in the warm weather and finish all these books before I start writing again—unless, of course, Editor Mike buys another ro-com from me in the meantime (NO PRESSURE, MIKE).
What are you reading?