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My new year is starting off with a bang. Well, sort of.
I hurried and finished reading a contemporary romance that I had started reading back in July. It’s not that the book was bad. It was pretty good in fact. It’s just that it wasn’t what I was really wanting to read.
Contemporary Romance is not really my favorite genre to read or write. It’s fantasy. I love fantasy, good epic, or high fantasy.
For the past year, I’ve been saying how I really needed to read Game of Thrones. Well, I went and bought the Kindle edition of the first book. I have a hard time putting the book down. It’s written in the same kind of style that I appear to write, making it an easy read for me.
I love how he draws out the characters and there’s plenty of conflict between everyone.
(making note: Conflict for each character – no one gets along with everyone they meet.)
He lets the characters set the setting.
(another note: Don’t be afraid to have the characters tell the setting for ye.)
He just about lists all of the character’s likes and dislikes when he introduces them to you.
(Note #3 – List each character likes & dislikes, even if they are about other characters.)
Now that I’ve made a few notes to fall back on, I’ve decided to go ahead and dig out one of the other works from this past November. After giving it another go around, I see it does have the potential after all.
With a well, I’ve been filling for the past few months I should have no problem flipping back and forth between more than one work in progress.
I still have yet to set my goals for the year.
1. Publish more than one book this year.
2. Write a minimum of 300 words a day.
3. Read one book a month/ or more.
4. Watch one fantasy/or historical movie a month.
5. Blog once a week.