I’ve added a new page to my blog. I think of it more as a ‘tab’ but according to those who know (or the boyfriend) it’s a page. And I didn’t add it. He did, but still. It’s a page especially for the Thriller & Suspense Reading Challenge. I’ve got pictures of the books as I read them and when I finish them you can click on the image and it takes you to get the review of it. Clever hey?!
I don’t really like this reviewing book thing, I just don’t know what to say – I don’t think ‘I really liked it’ would really cut it. Book Chick City, the blog hosting the T&SR challenge, is offering monthly prizes; to enter you have to be signed up for the challenge and review at least one book in that month. So I have to do them. It’s good practice anyway. Not sure what for, but good practice.
I did start editing II yesterday. Or crossing things out should I say. As I’ve decided I need to focus more on the MMC and FMC’s relationship than anything else (as Mills & Boon request) I’ve got a whole load to cut out. The first 4 1/2 A4 pages are pretty much going. It’s really upsetting because I really like what happens in those pages, but I know I have to do it. If there’s a reason I won’t make it as a writer, I imagine it will be that I’m bad at cutting things out. If I like something I’m going to find it really hard to cut out. I guess it means it’s just something I can add to another novel in the future. In fact, as I’ve written this I’ve had a thought that I can take this bit and use it quite nicely in ‘Holiday’. If I ever get back into writing that.
As I was washing up last night, I thought of the (new) opening to II. It’s going to be something I’ve got already, just padded out into a scene instead of a passing comment. I think it will work. It means the hero will be introduced on page 2 or 3 instead of page 7 or 8. I didn’t write it down last night, I should have done, but I’ve started it today. Now if I could stop blogging and surfing I could get on with it.
I think I’m quite enjoying Twilight. My boss described it as Easy reading, and that’s exactly what it is. Until a couple of month’s ago I’d not read a ‘teen’ novel since I was a teen. I just never thought of it before. I now follow a few blogs of author’s who write Young Adult which made me think I’m missing out on something. I’ve got a few books on my to read list now.