In my last blogpost I asked the question:
The question I have is - is there value in being an artist - in saying what you have to say - if no one is listening?
The commenters all agreed that it was valuable with various different reasons why.
I asked the question because lately I've considered not writing anymore because I've lost my motivation currently and I'm just not putting my butt in the chair and my fingers on the keyboard. I know part of this is because my laptop died and I've yet to replace it. Writing in a chair on my desktop is not the same. But I wasn't always consistent even with a functioning laptop.
The problem is I have ideas and characters I can't seem to let go of.
Ah well - not an issue that will be resolved today.
On the other hand - I've read some good books this week.
Erin McCarthy's book Seeing Is Believing was an excellent book in the always enjoyable EM style. The main characters - Piper and Brady - are still with me. The book is a sequel to Heiress For Hire which she wrote some years ago - also a good book.
In the back of the book is a preview of a new series - the True series, first book out as an ebook on May 7th. I was already excited about it because I love her series. So excited I signed up to be on her street team so you can bet you'll hear more about it. The excerpt made me even more excited.
Also in the back of the book is a preview of Full Throttle which we have to wait until Dec for, unfortunately. I think it is the last in the Fast Track series which I blogged about here and here . Already I'm chomping at the bit to read the story of Rhett and Shawn!
If you read my blog very often you know - I'm not into the vampire thing. But if you are, Erin has written several books with vampire characters. I haven't read them and yet I trust her work enough to tell you - if you like that sort of book - they can't possibly be anything but good.
Deirdre Martin's book, Hip Check, the latest in her hockey player series was one of the best in a very good series, IMHO. When I went to find a link for a blogpost I had written about her, I only found a mention. I will try to put up a post about the book on Tuesday because she deserves better than just a mention.
And, oh, last, but certainly not least, dear readers - eat your heart out - I read Quick Fix - the sequel to In A Fix - by Linda Grimes. It doesn't come out until August but I won an ARC. Hehehe!!!!! Book 2 is every bit as funny as book 1. Lovable characters Ciel, Billy and Mark are back along with the rest of the cast of zany characters. When you finally get to read it (hehehe), you're going to LOVE it.
Sorry - that's not last because I forgot - I read Get Dumped part 1 by Tawna Fenske this week. I don't have to tell you it was funny if you read her blog or have read any of her books. It is one of those ebooks where at a certain point you can pick a direction for the book to go in. It was good. It ended with a cliffhanger because it is a short, sweet book leading to a second book which I intend to put on my kindle as soon as I finish this post. Fun, I tell ya!
Is there anybody whose work you are following with glee onto second, third, hundredth, books?