I finished two books, huddled up on the couch with an ice pack to my cheek. I finally read The Hunger Games, and then finished that social politics book that I've been picking at since September. It's not a riveting read or anything, but still interesting. Maybe because I was immediately internalizing it as culture that would effect someone who grew up in that time period. Seriously, I look at so many things and stick them in the back of my mind as something to use for a future character or situation. For that reason alone, I recommend you all read a non-fiction book about the era your story is set in - character research.
Root canals aren't as bad as I thought they would be, and I'm all set to go back into the swing of things. With another blog fest ^_^ I had such a good time with the Killer Characters one I did back in the Fall that I couldn't resist the draw of another one. So come February, I'll be doing the I'm Hearing Voices! character blogfest co-hosted by Cassie at Reading, Writing, and Loving it! and Angie at Live to Write...Edit When Necessary. Last time, I kinda rushed and wrote posts the day of instead of scheduling them (because I never do), but it might be a good thing to prewrite these. Goodness, that means I have to settle on a character. That'll be hard.
Also, have any of you checked the results of Emily's survey? There's some interesting things. Like apparently reviews are really boring to read. Which is true, but apparently no one likes them and I know my knowledge of books on the market comes mainly from reviews I see. Or titles. I know they say never to judge a book by it's cover, so I usually don't, but I scan the shelves for good, interesting titles instead. I think that's the writer in me, as opposed to the artist.