I’m all caught up on the Wheel of Time again. Now I’m craving a good gritty fantasy novel to read. Think “The Blade Itself”(and series) or Game of Thrones esque novels. The next book in my stack to read is not in this vein. “The Forging” by M.S. Verish. I’m three (admittedly short) chapters in and it has yet to really interest me. I hope it picks up soon or I may abandon it. It would be one of only three books I’ve abandoned after a few chapters. The other two being OtherWorld by Tad Williams and Magic of Recluse by L. E. Modesitt, Jr.. Otherworld is particularly surprising for me seeing as Tad Williams Dragonbone Chair (and series) is the only series I’ve ever taken the time to reread (Definitely on my all time favorite list). I gave otherworld a good long time to interest me, after all Dragonbone Chair starts off really slow, but then becomes amazing. Then I got distracted by something else and couldn’t bring myself to go back. As amazing as Tad Williams is, he really needs to learn to take less time to get to the good stuff!
I’m feeling an intense need to write. Not like write a blog post, but write a story. I haven’t in some time and I’ve had several things around me recently that have driven the urge. Unfortunately, I don’t have a story at the moment. It’s driving me nuts. I’ve tried to just start writing and that doesn’t work without having some idea what I’m writing. oy vay. wonder if I can find a random story idea generator online somewhere… I’ll probably try to get myself a good character idea and go from there. For some reason characters come easier to me than stories.