The writing marathon is over for the current WIP in Revision. My wonderful CPs have their copies on their computers, and I have my copy sitting on a bookshelf in my office. I’ve made a few notes regarding the next pass through the WIP, but other than that, no writing has occurred.
What has happened is a whole lot of reading. Oh, the joy! I read a Suzanne Brockmann book all the way to the end in less than two days. The story was so complex and riveting, I couldn’t put the book down. By the end of the novel, I was immersed in her story, OUT OF CONTROL. Wow, I wasn’t reading to learn anymore, I was reading for the sheer pleasure of enjoying the people in the story.
And Suzanne Brockmann is a Word Wizard. She crafted not just one story, but four! And I wanted to know what happened in all the stories. The pages were flipping so fast, I felt the return of the reader within me. Finally I was lost in a story.
So what am I going to do for the next few days as my darling daughter and I travel? READ my TO BE READ BOOKS. Oh, I can’t wait for lazy evenings with my feet plopped up on the hotel’s bed with a book in my hand. I can’t wait to get lost in the stories other writers have written. I can’t wait to rediscover why I started writing. I love to read just about any style of book I can hold in my paws.
While I’m on my vacation, I will update my blog with my discoveries.
First on the list:
Suzanne Brockmann’s OUT OF CONTROL. This book lives up to its promise. She knows how to push the limits of romantic suspense to new, breathtaking heights. Potent, gripping, and explosive, Out of Control is a roller-coaster ride of a novel–as a single act of loyalty becomes a desperate struggle for survival…
The best part of this book for me was how well-drawn Suzanne Brockmann drew her character. They were alive. They had depths of emotion that touched my heart. They popped off the pages and made me root for them.
There was a line in the book that spoke directly to my heart. Ken “Wildcard” Karmody tells Savannah von Hopf, “I didn’t “join the SEALS so that my father would be proud of me. I joined so that I could be proud of me. I did it for me.” I fell in love with him all over again.
Thanks Suzanne Brockmann for the incredible read!