Reading Reflection January 2021
I read two books in January. My writing craft book was Save the Cat and my fun-read was The Demon's Pursuit of Mor.
My Storygraph is a little odd, but the mix of the books I read follows the above Moods and Pace.
I still need to write a logline for my books, but it's something I intend to do going forward. Like most things, it just takes practice.
Question: I only have my monthly reading reflection planned for blogging right now. Eventually, I will be publishing some of my short fiction. What would you like to see in this space? What would you like to see from me?
Reading Reflection on 2020
Blogging Goal: In 2021, I will try to do a monthly summary of books I read via Storygraph.
My reading goal for the year 2021 is 36 books. In 2018, I read 50, and in 2019, I read 100.
2020: In 2020, I read somewhere between 30 and 40 books. In general, the "adventure," "dark," "informative," and "emotional" labels are exactly what I read. I have fun reads that I pick up and read with a reading group. I have craft reads to improve my writing. I also read books to learn other things in life. In general, I will discuss some of my fun reads and the writing craft books.
My favorite book of 2020 was The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson (2020). Every time I try to describe the story, what I loved, all the words just do not encompass it.
In terms of writing craft, I found Query Craft by Angie Hodapp (2020) to be helpful. If you are looking for information on querying agents for your novel, this is a good book to start your journey. Even if you have been querying, you might glean a new tip or two. This was one of the first books I read in decades on the topic of publishing novels, so I had a lot to learn.
What did you read in 2020? What was your favorite book?
Writer of spec fic.