It also coincided with some extra work I volunteered to do for Freshfiction.com.
Exciting work for me; I was able to formulate interview questions for Jennifer Crusie, one of my favorite authors. Thank you so much Leslie and Deb for your help. Hopefully my questions will not come off as too amateurish. If they don't it's because of your input.
With a newly cleared brain pan I was able to polish the rough drafts I'd scribbled and submit reviews for Ms. Crusie's new book Maybe This Time as well as a new book by Linda Howard called Veil of Night.
Fresh Fiction is one of the best sites out there for readers who want more with their books. There are contests, author-written blogs, and tons of info on many different genres. I have done 36 reviews for them so far, and I am gearing up to make my goal of submitting 3-4 per week. I have books lined up in Romance, Science Fiction (C. J. Cherryh anyone?) and Urban fantasy; and a few Amish books are headed my way as well. The only payment at this point is getting to read new books for free, but perhaps if my health stabilizes, I can apply for a paying position doing much the same thing. I enjoy it tremendously.
Don't get me wrong, I still have the goal of writing my own fiction, as well as keeping my toes in the crochet and knitting design business, but writing these reviews is very satisfying.
Sorry I was 'gone' so long. I missed you all.
(Next up, lunch, then catching up on the blogs I missed reading!)