Not one of you got the Spinal Tap reference in the title of my last post?
I’m disappointed in each and every one of you.
Well, my mother has left. She called last night so we know she got home safe and all, so hopefully things will get back to normal around here. Of course, we’ll be in Bristol this weekend, but aside from that we will be home.
Didn’t get any writing done on the train back from London at all. It was early anyway, but I confess I spent the ride wrapped up in reading Rumbelow’s “Ripper” book. (And check out that alliteration, baybee!)
Mom and I took a Ripper Walk with Donald Rumbelow, who is the biggest bestest Ripper expert and wrote a fantastic book on the subject (The Complete Jack the Ripper). It was really good. Fun and interesting and a little spooky at times. I highly recommend it, and I’m eager to take other Walks (they have a couple about medieval London that look particularly interesting).
Anyway, no work done on the short. But I started my new WIP, the next novel, on Saturday night and I’m pleased with it so far. Of course, anyone can be pleased with the meager 1300 words I have so far, but still.
So there you go. A little update.
I’m also currently reading a book called “The Second Wives Club” by Jane Moore. Not bad so far. It’ a subject that interests me particularly, being a second wife with a stepdaughter, which is why I gave the book a try. It’s okay, but it’s very chick-lit. I don’t have an issue with chick-lit. There’s some of it I really like. But this almost feels like it’s trying too hard to have that particular type of voice, and it’s very girly, which bugs me a little. We’ll see.
I have a huge TBR pile right now, anyway. I think I’ve got twenty or thirty books in it–Mom and I did some major book shopping. I found a secondhand copy of Stephen Dobyns’s Boy in the Water that I’m really looking forward to, because I adored his Church of Dead Girls. Although I’m thinking Boy might have to wait until fall, because it’s just that kind of writing, if you know what I mean. We’ll see.
What are you reading next? What’s in your pile that you’re saving for a special occasion?