Reading Goals Update

While packing hasn’t quite consumed my life yet, it has begun. My house looks like a staging area for a packing store with all the boxes, packing tape, bubble wrap and wrapping paper. And the boxes have started to pile up. And up. And up. Apparently, I have a lot of books. I knew this academically, but to pack them up is quite another. It also took me longer than you’d think because I kept thumbing through them and setting several aside (“oh, I have to keep special track of track of that one!”).

I recently surpassed my fiction reading goal of ten books this year. Technically, I’ve ready eleven so far, and I suspect I’ll get to fifteen or twenty this year. The next book on my fiction list is The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson. I’ve read it before, but I’m planning on rereading it and breaking it down as I do to understand the character arcs. The Way of Kings is a behemoth of a book and the process of breaking it down is going to slow me down, so I think it’s going to take several months, but we’ll see.

I’m on target on my nonfiction reading goal. I’ve read five nonfiction books so far, and I’m in the process of reading book number six: Creating Character Arcs by K.M. Weiland. This is another book I’m reading slowly and taking notes on, with obvious intent to then apply it to The Way of Kings.

So even in the midst of all the business and drafting Sunken City Capers Book 4, I’m still managing to find time to read, and that makes me happy.

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