Sunday, January 2, 2011

Penelope's Anti-Challenge Reading 2011

It could be residual anxiety from reading lists in high school and college. It could be an aversion to authority figures telling me what to do. Or, it could just be that I am a lazy-ass, selfish reader. Whatever the reason, I am completely dedicated to my Anti-Challenge Reading for 2011. My whatever I want to, whenever I want to...and try not to forget to cook dinner for the children. There! I did it! Something tells me I will be all over this Anti-Challenge and quite successful this year. (hee hee....)

I don't have any resolutions/goals/objectives for the new year, other than staying alive. Just keeping it real basic, if you know what I mean. Continuing with my heart healthy lifestyle, eating well, exercising a lot, attempting to decrease stress, and surrounding myself with positive, funny, lovely people (in real life and virtual life) who are cool and make me happy.

Because I keep hearing awesome things about these writers, I am hoping to check them out this year--Nalini Singh and JD Robb. I also have a couple of books left over from 2010 I didn't get to that I am jonesing to read....Carolyn Crane's Double Cross and The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook. Of course I will be reading Shadowfever, and all my favorite authors' releases this year. (Although I must admit I think 624 pages is way too long for a book. That's just nutso.)

As for my own writing, I am continuing with The Klaus Brothers Series for The Wild Rose Press. I am working on Sweet Adventure, which features both Sven (the hippy) and Gregor (the financial guru). I'm looking forward to the NECRWA's spring conference in Salem, MA. I will also be giving a talk for the NEC's February meeting, discussing self-promotion and social networking for romance authors. Hope to see some of you there!

(By the way, if you like Dave Barry, here is his hilarious take on funny!)

I hope that everyone is pumped for a brand new year!