March Reading and Writing Updates

Wow! Somehow it got to be March already! And of course I’m behind schedule from where I wanted to be on my reading, but I’m not surprised, given that I set a bit of an unrealistic goal.

Looking back at February, here is how it went: I managed to finish Magical Midlife Madness by K. F. Breene (review here) and All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai (review here). I just finished Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert this past weekend (technically in March) and I have a review coming up on that book later this week. With some work-related projects and other obligations, I got bogged down and didn’t get through all the other books I wanted to.

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The other books I’m currently reading are The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan and Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir. With a long drive this weekend, I’m making solid progress on Harrow the Ninth because I’m listening to that as an audiobook. I also pulled out The Skull Throne by Peter V. Brett (my physical non-e-book read) after I finished Magical Midlife Madness, but then decided I needed to catch up on The Dragon Reborn before starting it.

I haven’t given any writing updates recently. I hardly made any progress in February, but I’m expecting that to improve in March. Current projects include the first draft of a hard sci-fi stand alone novel with a working title of East of the Sun, continued work on a stand along sword and sorcery novel called Daughter of the Sun, and a rewrite of a short story involving dream magic. I don’t know why both novel projects involve the sun, but I think East of the Sun will get renamed at some point.

Also, if you haven’t seen it already, Brandon Sanderson sort of shamed all writers out there in regards to productivity last week. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, check out his video here. So clearly I need to up my writing game.

Are you reading as much as you had hoped this year? Are you a writer? Tell me about your projects in the comments above.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Alexis Alvarez
    Mar 07, 2022 @ 09:50:56

    I finished reading Dune Messiah a few weeks ago — we’ll have to discuss!


    • Alexis Alvarez
      Mar 07, 2022 @ 09:56:15

      Sorry for the double entry. The first one disappeared from my screen, didn’t think it had gone through!


      • Clare
        Mar 09, 2022 @ 11:21:21

        Ooooh – look for my review tomorrow. It should go up around 8 am and we can discuss sometime! I haven’t started Children of Dune yet, but it’s up soon on my list.

  2. Alexis Alvarez
    Mar 07, 2022 @ 09:53:40

    I just read Dune Messiah last month — we’ll have to discuss.

    One of the things I miss about commuting on trains is the reading time. When I was living in Brooklyn, was able to read for a full hour each way, could easily go through 150 books a year! Still reading a lot, but less fiction. I find I’m reading more topical work.


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