Reading Timeline and Summer Adventures

Yesterday’s writing went very well. I wrote 1,094 words, and finally finished that blasted chapter 5! Today I’ll be digging into chapter 6, and look forward to exploring these characters a bit more.

I’ve been thinking a lot about my reading, as is evident by my most recent posts. Today I made a rough reading outline. It’s more a mental prioritization of what to read.

  1. Finish The Star Scroll
  2. Mitosis
  3. Firefight
  4. The Slow Regard of Silent Things
  5. Sun-Runner’s Fire
  6. Legion
  7. Legion: Skin Deep

After that my personal reading list really opens up. Brandon Sanderson has a ton of short fiction and weird pseudo-publications on his website. As well as links to purchase the ebooks. I may just do that, depending on my experience with Mitosis. So, I might delve into those, and get caught up and research on just what the Cosmere is and what I may have missed out on.


I could start the next Melanie Rawn series after Dragon Prince, the trilogy Dragon Star.


I could pick something brand new! Lies of Locke Lamora, Gardens of the Moon, The Castings Trilogy, etc.


I could try and pick up something that fell by the wayside. The Dark Tower series, where The Wastelands left me a trifle bored. Or The Inheritance Cycle, when Eldest also left me bored. Or The Night Angel Trilogy, which got lost in the commotion of moving almost three years ago.

And these are just the options readily available for me on my shelves at home!

But, my current reading list will probably get me through to late spring/early summer, since school starts Monday. Assigned reading, plus Book Club (which meets to discuss Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café on Wednesday), plus a second job (fingers crossed) leaves me with little, to no personal reading time.

Which may be why I’m gravitating towards short fiction, novellas, and Young Adult novels. I want something that’s easy to pick up and finish quickly.

But, come summer, I’m going to be a reading machine! Trevor and I are going to travel Oregon on weekends and I’m going to read and write in all kinds of beautiful places, hopefully while basking in the summer sun!
newport bend pelican brewing oregon-sea-lion-caves

All’s quiet on the Caladria front. I reckon all the work in the background prepping Fab Fables is keeping everyone real busy. So, I just keep checking, to make sure there’s no feedback on A Stranger Comes Knocking. When there is, I’m sure to post about it.

And so, until Monday, I have quite a bit of freedom. I keep toying with the idea of editing Vessels, but then Jordinn’s Story demands my attention. And Cards is silent, waiting, exactly as it should be. I have a sneaking suspicion that the only reason I’m going to finish the Vessels edits is because I won’t let myself start editing Cards if the first manuscript isn’t complete.

And that’s just fine with me. As long as they get done, I don’t really care what my motivation is.

Speaking of motivation, I have a chapter to write. I’ll see you tomorrow Blogland!


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