Update #32

What I am reading/listening to is strangely enough a young adult series by Julie Kagawa.  There was a sale on audible and I was bored. JK IF6 The concept of the Iron King always interesting.  I had learned about the series at the worst possible time for me as a reading.  I was tapped out of the young adult, first person POV rant/whine books.  I was in my mid-thirties and I couldn’t connect with a character not understanding why this crisis which was a paranormal crisis was happening to them.   I also couldn’t deal with the love triangles.  I had also stopped watching anime and K-dramas for the same reason.  They all preached the same crap.  I, the-pretty-ugly-plain-Jane/Joe, am the broke outsider that deserves better but can’t get it.  I may also have to save the world or the world as I know it anime related.  Everybody is mean to me but I will persevere and be as good as expected because the writers will have my HEA in the end.  Now that I think about it, I should call it a fiction burn out.   I started watching my television favorites on Netflix Doctor Who, Eureka, Supernatural, Ben 10 + sequels, Generator Rex and My Little Pony.  I was in a bad place and MLP worked for me.  I also did a second or third listen to audio books of the past in book order, the Pack Pride series by Shelly Laurenston, Clean Sweep and The Edge series by Ilona Andrews, the Psy/Changeling series by Nalini Singh and last the Goddess series by Lauren Dane.  I was looking for something and not able to find it.   I believe it effected my writing.  My writing exercises suffered and the stories were stuck in some kind of loop.


Julie Kagawa’s fiction did not get me out of my fiction block.  Freedom from the fiction block allowed me to read and listen to the part one of the Iron Fey series without malice or sarcasm.  I was intrigued with how this author blended the faery and modern worlds.  Actually one had very little to do with the other the exception being that the fey often preyed upon the mortals on the modern world with capricious impunity.   Most of the action occurred in the faery or the Nevernever.  She used the originals Puck, Oberon, Titania, Mab and the pretty ugly broke outsider called Meghan Chase.  There were some whining parts, some slow storytelling but overall I was entertained and intrigued enough to follow this story to the inevitable HEA of part one.  I have not made a decision on the second series of the Iron Fey.  I have moved on to another YA series that caught my eye.
LB Gsha seriesThe Grisha series by Leigh Bardugo, the audio book Shadow and Bone was also on sale.  I want to listen to it before the reported movie comes out.  As a rule I don’t like buying books with their movie covers on it.  I don’t have any reason except that I am an original book cover snob.  If the book has the visualized characters, I can’t see them the way the author described them.  I see the actor/actress.  So as a rule I don’t buy books when their movies premiere.  Til this day I have never read “How Stella got her Groove Back”.  I am big fan of Terry McMillian.  She was one of the authors who is part of my black author’s spring.  During the 90’s when I was in high school she was a fresh new author on the scene.  I was given the faith that I could be a writer by reading her books and reviews.

So that is the six hundred word update.  I have told my few readers what this lazy writer has been doing.  I did have a complicated life interruptions but that is another blog.  If I am lucky I will be able to  finish and post right after this one.  I will admit that there was a setback  through no fault of my own.  There will be no Mea Cupla #3 until I cause the problem myself.  Eventually I will get back on the wagon and there will be some spectacular burst of fiction until then short reviews of things I am looking at.   I still  have issues with  endings so I am going to stop typing here, with hopes that this post is entertaining enough to compel you few readers to leave a like and comment.  Peach Lotus


About J.C. Henry

I am a writer and Podcaster. Most of my stories are in the speculative fiction genre. The Red Mushroom Podcast is about writing and the writing business, is currently in development.
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