Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A Really Long Break

It's been 4 months since I posted, mainly due some work issues. Real life can be a real pain sometimes...

Now that I have regained some control of my life, I started filling my spare time with the things I longed to do. At the top of my list: reading.

A friend of mine recommended Gardens of the Moon (Malazan Book of the Fallen), a novel that kicks off an epic fantasy book series.

I dived in (and it's a deep ocean of text to dive into, spanning ten mighty volumes of over 600 pages each), only to find myself awed by the magnitude of this work. It got me thinking about my own writing, which now looks to me like the work of an eager child compared to the polished product by Mr. Erikson.

That said, I did make some progress. I've got a complete chapter, which doesn't seem like much, but it's a chapter I'm happy with. I hope to get some more milage on both my reading and my writing, and it seems that one activity nourishes the other, so I'm enjoying myself at the moment.

Let's hope this calm weather continues...

1 comment:

  1. have books 2-9 for malazan book if you will like to read them after :)

    lost the first one and book 10 i read as pdf...