Confession: I haven’t finished reading a single book in at least two years. 🤦♀️
It’s true. For some reason, I just couldn’t sit down and finish reading anything. Maybe this was in some weird way connected to the fact that I also wasn’t finishing Promised Land, even though it was ready.
Writer’s block. Reader’s block (shh, it might be a real thing). I was trapped in a rut. But like any other writer, I needed a creative outlet, and words weren’t delivering. So I turned to a new hobby, video editing (which I have had a TON of fun with). But I couldn’t stay away from the page forever.
So I published Promised Land.
I started a new project (TBA).
And . . . I read a book.
Yep, I did it. I sat down and read a book. Just a short novella, but it was a delightful experience to have characters warm my soul, steal my heart, and to have the masterful words of a brilliant author settle in my mind.
I don’t understand why there was such a drought in my writing/reading ventures for so long, but as I’m madly typing a new first draft, I’m grateful that it seems to be raining again. (No, I’m not being dramatic at all. 😌)
(Is there such a thing as reader’s block?)
I’m glad I finally sat down to read Half Blood! It is a beautiful, tragic story with such an inspiring ending. It ends where part of Resistance began. I would recommend reading at least Resistance first, rather than starting the series with Half Blood.
This is, without a doubt, a difficult story – sad, to say the least, and violent. But it is also short, so before you even get a hundred pages in, you start to see the light at the end of the tunnel.