Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Oh, distraction... We're old friends, you and I...

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, full of hot chocolate, crackling fires, and shredded snowman wrapping paper. :-) I know I did!

I'm shamefully behind on every little thing that makes me feel productive (ie writing, reading, cleaning, etc) and I had a plan to get back on track. I knew what I was going to accomplish, I had my priorities set (namely to finish reading chapters for the wonderful Jenny Kaczoroski.) It was all going to work out a certain way...

Then... The Scorpio Races happened...

I blame my husband. If he hadn't picked it up for me for Christmas maybe I would have gotten something done! But no. I sat down and read all of it, pausing only for food, and bathroom breaks. I effectively lost a full 24 hours to Puck and Sean.

By the way, its an amazing book. If you haven't read it yet, I suggest you use some of your Christmas money, or allowance, or next paycheck, whatever you need to and go pick yourself up a copy. Maggie Stiefvater is a genius. Pure and simple. I laughed, I cried, I wished water horses were real things, even with their razor sharp teeth and bad habit of drowning people in the ocean. Regardless, It was awesome.

In other news, my short attention span has forced me to move onto yet another WIP. Upside, by the time I loop around and finish all of them, I'll have about seven finished manuscripts. Downside, I'm still no closer to actually finishing anything right now.


So what about you? Did you get any AWESOME reads for Christmas? Are you a fan of The Scorpio Races?

Happy Holidays!

1 comment:

  1. ooh I keep hearing wonderful things about this book. I really need to read it. I need to get to Forever first though, as I've read the first two and have been unable to get my hands on the final in the trilogy yet.

    I had a fun christmas too though!! No books, but some gift cards I need to use. I DID get a The Outsiders shirt. Love that book. :)