Oh gosh, I feel a little guilty taking time away from all the things I need to do to write this post. But first, some fun news: Rediscovered Books in downtown Boise is now carrying copies of Twisted Magics. I’m so thrilled to be working with them. I’ll also be doing an event there on March 4th from 11-1 so if you happen to be in the area, come on down and say hi!
I’ve still got some work to do for them before the event. I swear I’m trying! On top of that I’m working on the final edits for Shattered Illusions and gearing up for the run to put it all together and get it out. Still aiming for an early summer release.
Then there’s all the other normal stuff, but no one wants to hear about that. XD
This month’s IWSG question is a little ironic given that it has been something I’ve been thinking about over the last month or so: How has being a writer changed your experience as a reader?
I kind of have 2 modes: writing and editing. If I’m in editing mode, I’m being hyper-critical and I generally try not to read for fun (at least nothing large) because I’ll be picking it apart instead of enjoying the ride.
I think I also posted about this semi-recently in that I’ve found a difference in my beta readers. Some are just readers and tend to have different views on things than the people who I have who are say part of critique groups. Sometimes it’s polar opposites and it makes me wonder if I still get hung up anyway on things even outside of editing mode. It also makes me confused as to who to listen to.
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I wish I could switch editing-mode on and off as needed. It’s hard to read for pleasure when you keep noticing every single grammatical thing.
Oh geez, I should have clarified that a little better. It takes me a while to turn it off and I’m not certain I can ever turn it all the way off anymore. But I completely agree with you – it ruined the latest book in a series I’ve been reading for years.
Woot for Rediscovered Books! Not sure I’ll be able to make it down with the mess that is currently my life, but maybe things will let up in March.
Thank you and no worries! You’ve got a lot going on. It’d be great to see you, but I understand that life likes to drag people kicking and screaming in a different direction.
That dang editor always spoiling the mood. 🙂 lol
Happy IWSG Day
Juneta @ Writer’s Gambit