søndag den 31. oktober 2010

October´s Reads

In October I read and reviewed eight novels and one short story.

The very best reading experience was Ann Cleeves´ Red Bones.

Brian McGilloway´s Borderlands, Erin Kelly´s The Poison Tree, Tyler´s A Very Persistent Illusion and Ruth Newman´s Twisted Wing were also delicious reads each in their way. Amazing that three of these are debuts!

I haven´t written much, but it seems that The Cosy Knave is shaping up. My beta readers have been very helpful (and their judgments far more positive than I had expected at this stage). When it comes to my new work, The Halloween Murderer, I have the characters, the setting and a fairly detailed plot outline. I will have to research a few things once I get into the writing process, but I am not the type who reads long dissertations on superstition and witchcraft before I begin writing.

My challenges: I have finished three, and read thirteen of fourteen for the 2010 Global Reading Challenge. The last book should be on its way from the US.

Finally, October was the month when our Discount Noir anthology was published. The first reviews are already up. Cathryn, Kerrie, Amazon.

Tomorrow: a flash fiction story – a birthday present for Donna Moore.

4 kommentarer:

Margot Kinberg sagde ...

Dorte - You have had a very impressive month! I'm happy for you :-). I am very much looking forward to your Halloween novel, too.

Kelly sagde ...

I agree with Margot. You've done well this month!

I was glad to see your report on your Global reading challenge. If you offer it again and I attempt it, I may well be getting inspiration from what you read.

Dorte H sagde ...

Margot: I hope I´ll get (or take) some writing time soon.

Kelly: If people want it, I will offer it again. Once the challenge blog is up and running, it doesn´t demand much of me, really.

Beth F sagde ...

You had a great month! I have one more book for the Global Challenge -- I'd better get to it soon!