After I finish the rough draft of FJR, I have planned to go on a reading spree. But, I’m having trouble deciding which stack of books to read.
Stack 1: Stuff that I just wanted to read. These are in no particular order by no particular people, just books I thought seemed interesting and picked up off the shelf.
Stack 2: Reading that is meant to get me prepped for my next novel-writing endeavour. These are books (I still want to read them…very important to note) that I think are similar to what I want to accomplish with the next book.
The mind frame is different while reading. One is a much more conscious thing with special attention to style, etc. The other is more T.V. watching–but since they’re books then there’s still the lit element. You see what I’m saying? How to pick?
Jenny writes dark fiction that her mother hates. Her stories and essays have appeared in Across the Margin, Pantheon, Shimmer, Black Denim Lit, Skive, and others. When she’s not writing her own stuff, she’s reading mysteries for Criminal Element. When she’s not writing fiction or reviews, she’s writing/directing/performing/designing plays at Springs Ensemble Theatre.