Once upon a time I used to review music albums and concerts on my blog.
I always enjoyed doing this because music is such an important part of my life. I only allow myself to watch TV/Netflix on weekends, but I listen to music all day every day.
I got away from blogging about music the further I progressed in my writing journey, centering most posts on that instead. This was especially the case after I reduced my blogging schedule from once a week to twice a month.
(Continued from Part 1)
Last week, I wrote about the care I take with word choice in writing
Specifically, the first of three questions that I ask myself in attempting to create a narrative that sounds of a bygone era for historical fiction.
As writers, we all naturally pay close attention to the words we use in our prose.
Being a writer of historical fiction has made me even more mindful of word choice.
Last week, I wrote about how I don’t often give books five-star ratings.
Even less often do I give one-star.
I’ve mentioned before how I review every book that I read.
It surely goes without saying that I love writing five-star reviews best of all.
Every year I make New Year’s Resolutions, but last year, I conceived of them in a different way.
A way more conducive to my successfully achieving them.
And so 2019 draws to a close.
All year I’ve been working toward my three major goals for the year that I set on January 1, 2019 (my New Year’s Resolutions).
The hardest part about reading is knowing when to stop.
This is obviously true when a gripping story threatens to keep you up well past your bedtime. And all the more so in the midst of a book that is decidedly opposite to that.
I did this primarily to convince myself to follow my own advice.
Years ago, on a now defunct blog of mine, I discussed the notion of pitching a novel to an agent or editor.
Specifically, on February 26, 2006, I wrote the following: