Lately, I’ve been doing more beta-reading than writing. Reading is taking up a lot of time. I’ve been reading published books as well, and dreaming about the books I’m going to buy when I get back to Australia.
I beta read the most phenomenal dystopian by a sixteen year old that blew my mind – I thought I was a good writer, and then I read that. It was really, really awesome. I hope it finds a home really soon. It impresses me that a sixteen year old can not only finish a novel (I had finished about three novellas by that age, but never an actual novel) but the able to write with that depth, knowledge of world history, and the technique? Phenomenal. I’m strangely proud of her, even though I’ve never met her. That’s the power of the internetz for you.
I’ve started beta-reading a literary novel – or maybe it’s a mystery thriller… we’re not quite sure. Hopefully I’ll be able to shed some light on that. This one came out of NaNoWriMo, so it’s lovely to see people making headway with their November novels. The Edge of Darkness was a NaNo novel as well. In case you haven’t noticed, it now has its own place holder in the sidebar that-a-way —>
I’m so proud.
In other news, the other day I played the Sims 3 after not playing it for a while. I almost had to re-learn things, because I’ve been playing The Sims Medieval. I was wondering if I could kick the parents out and leave their teen when disaster struck my fourth-generation household. The teenager was having her birthday party, and as she blew out the candle, the table and all the chairs caught fire, quickly spreading to all the guests. And because she was a Party Animal, all the invited guests had come and filled this little room so that the fire fighters couldn’t get in. Four Sims died, including the parents of the teenager. Tragic? Yes. Hilarious? Also, yes.
Yeah, so I took a picture. I had a feeling it’d be blog-worthy.