Monday, January 3, 2011

Back In The Swing Of Things...

So, it's 2011. Can you even believe that??? I mean, honestly, I just felt like I was partying for 2010. Time baffles me...

It's time to turn on our brains, get off the couch, and head back into reality, whether we want to or not. There's always that difficulty that comes with heading back into the world, yet at the same time that feeling of happiness since we're actually beginning to accomplish things during the days that seemed to have fallen to the wayside as the holidays barged right on in.

I know in my last post I said I had time to write, and, well...I lied. I thought I'd have time, but I guess I was a teeny bit overzealous... Sure, I wrote a tad, but nothing significant. However, now that the new year has begun, I'm very happy to say that I (along with hopefully everyone else that had to drag themselves right back into the swings of things at the close of the holidays) will have more time to least once things slip back into their usual routine, which, for my family, takes a good few days. There's always that little bit of craziness as everyone struggles to board the insane, always-moving thing called life--especially after the holidays.

I'm incredibly excited for 2011; a fresh year, a clean slate, a perfect oppurtunity to sharpen our writing craft, read read and read, and simply enjoy ourselves on our authorly journeys. As of right now, there's not much happening with me, just the usual dillydally and procrastination of things to do and the yearning to go back to the holiday greatness and the joy that another year is upon us and the excitement that comes with it...

Okay, I need to breathe.

In book news, I recently started reading Brenna Yovanoff's THE REPLACEMENT, which, so far, is amazing (the cover is one of those rare covers I just have to keep looking at because it's just so cool!). Already I can tell I'm going to totally love it. :)

Now, with each new year comes new books. I'm already amassing a list of what I'm terribly excited for. Here are the 2011 books I just can't wait to get my hands on:

  • DESIRES OF THE DEAD by Kimberly Derting
  • WILDEFIRE by Karsten Knight
  • UNEARTHLY by Cynthia Hand (wouldn't ya know, it comes out TOMORROW!)
  • WITCH EYES by Scott Tracey

So, any of you guys ready to jump back into the chaos of normal life? Picked up any good books lately? Immensely excited for upcoming novels of 2011? Leave me your thoughts, and Happy New Years!


  1. Never find the time to read, although I'm ashamed to say so. Have even downloaded a book on my ipod, so fingers crossed that I actually have time to listen to it. Totally envious of your enjoyment.

  2. I think it will take me a week to get back to normal. I'm reading the new Stephen King short story collection "FULL DARK, NO STARS" and it's brilliant. THE REPLACEMENT is on my list. Also made a resolution to set aside more time for writing.

  3. 2011 will be fantastic, I know it!!! Best of luck getting some writing in. Can't wait to see what you think of The Replacement once you finish it - I really liked it.


  4. I got book one on Amazon so now I have to write book two *grin* and I'd really love it up on Amazon for Christmas.. hopefully now I've done it once it might be a hint easier..? I hope so ;p

    The Arrival, on Amazon now!

  5. I love the promise of the new year! I'm with you, I'll be doing more writing this year. Good luck making the most of those precious moments to write.

  6. Across the Universe by Beth Revis
    Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris
    The Liar Society by Lisa and Laura Roeker

    Can't WAIT to read all 3 of those books. I alreay pre-ordered Across the Universe for my shiny new Nookcolor : )