Hello, ROWers and all my other online friends. I have had a pretty good week, despite a very disappointing incident with a couple of my direct reports at the day job. However, I have better things to do than fret about that situation. My older son turned 22 yesterday–where the heck did the time go? It has been good to recover with family and set day job irritations aside.
I’ve had the interesting experience of picking up two books that I had put down before because they did not appeal to me, but I really liked them this time. Have any of you had that happen? I mentioned awhile ago the Alys Clare Hawkenlye series. I tried to read Fortune Like the Moon ten years ago, and couldn’t get into it. Although I haven’t worked back to that title (not in ebook from the public library), I’ve read most of the books in the series and truly enjoyed them. Also, about five years ago, I tried to read Robin Hobbs’ Assassin’s Apprentice and abandoned it after about fifty pages. I read it in one go on Friday, staying up until about 3 am. Do you think our tastes change that much? Or is it a confluence of circumstance and mood?
Ever since November 1st, I have been writing every day, and only failed to meet my 500 word goal once–and even then wrote close to 400. I’ll take it!
I have kept up with my visits to ROWers, and am continuing to meet the goal of replying to comments within a week.
If you have a chance, please go pay it forward by visiting the other ROWers, whom you can find here.