Monday, June 8, 2009

Inspiration sources

What are you reading? Are you reading? Do other writers read while they write?

I do. I need you, books, like water, like breath, like rain. Ok, that was cheesy. Velveeta even.

I've been reading quite a bit lately. Off the top of my head, here are a few of the titles I've made it through this spring:

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
Pursuit by Karen Robards
One Real Cowboy by Jeanette Kenney
To Sir Phillip, With Love by Julia Quinn
Every Breath You Take by Hope Tarr
Real Estate Investing for Dummies

Trends? Um, they're all printed on paper....Seriously, I've got a Blaze, romantic suspense, historical fiction (with only minor romantic sub-plots), historical romance...

And today, I scanned my Amazon wish list. Besides the fact that some of my entries have been there since 2000 (nope, that's not a typo), it shows the same variation. About 1/3 of the list are Latin American lit similar to what I read for my Spanish degree in college. And there's a nice collection of professional cooking textbooks in there. And lots of newer releases.

Gee, no wonder I can't decide on a single genre to write. My idea "file" (half of which is purely synaptic and not even digital) runs the gamut from womens' lit to sci fi to historical romance to both light and dark paranormal.

My point? I'm not sure. But, to keep this (loosely) writing related, I am getting closer to the end of draft #1 on my sci fi romance, currently between 70-75k words and counting. And Karen Robards got my thoughts going on the romantic suspense that I put on hold last fall. And I keep popping back to the re-write of my intro to my Contemporary Single title. Then there was a novella idea I had....

1 comment:

Hope Tarr said...

Dear Kristi,

What an honor to make it on your current reads list, make that any list that includes Ken Follett.

Good luck with your writing,