Even though this is Book Review Friday, recent posts were all book reviews while my foot was healing up. Today I just have to share how good it feels to be up and about again. That, plus the fact that I read about 16 books in the past 5 weeks and I am experiencing "reader glut". My well has been filled with what feels like a lake!
The doctor removed the pin yesterday and gave me some truly uncomfortable toe excercises to do three times a day (but they are already taking positive effect!) Meanwhile, when I rest, my foot still needs to be elevated, but activity is good for it, so I am making a point of walking around the house as often as possible. And yesterday I had both lunch and dinner on the patio, enjoying close up and personal the garden I had been looking wistfully at out the bedroom window for 5 weeks. Listening to bird calls and watching butterflies. Feeling a faint breeze. Joy!
So, what have I been doing besides reading these past weeks? I am happy to say that I submitted 5 poems to various online sites, listened to some great writing tutorials, took notes in my notebook for my WIP, Granny's Jig, and bookmarked magazines to submit to, and agents to query. I also started a new book, inspired by Martha Alderson's wonderful tutorials on plot. Martha Alderson is "The Plot Whisperer", and her approach to plotting is one I like a lot. I first found her on Jill Corcoran's blog, here, and oh, how I wish I were writing the books Jill Corcoran is looking for, because she gives such great advice on her site.
Meanwhile, I have to thank all the reading I did for how mentally massaged I feel, how ready to write again. With all that input, it's time for output again, and I'm all revved up. This is a case where deprivation made the heart grow fonder.
I also want to thank all of you for your comments during this period. It was so cheering to hear from you, and I've enjoyed making new blog friends as well.
How about you? Have you ever had "reader's glut" but appreciated it because it left you wanting to write again? I'd love to hear your thoughts on that.