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It's Been Awhile, Hasn't It?
Manga Rin and Butterfly
farawayeyes4
Hey,

It sure has been awhile, hasn't it.

As many of you know, I work in retail, and during November and December, I can become very busy. This past Christmas season was no exception. So, why did it take until March to recover? I've been taking a break, quite frankly.

That doesn't mean, however, that I've been lazy! Far from it. I've been catching up on a lot of reading. Since I had this conversation in another lj last night and someone wanted a list of books I've read, well, here it is.

I've read pretty eclectically, if you ask me. History, historical romance, memoir, forensic crime fiction, literary fiction, and essay. It's been nice to get away from the fandom for a bit and expand the ol' horizons. As the old saying goes: A good writer must be a good reader.

So, what have I read exactly? Here's a list with a short thought on each book:

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Not to fear, though, readers of mine. While I've been doing all of this reading, i have also been doing some writing. I have six pages thus far on the next chapter of Journey. I'm at the halfway point. Hopefully, by the end of the month I can post the next installment. I also intend on reading some of my fellow fanfiction writers works to get caught up in the fandom. Sometimes we just need a break and I've certainly enjoyed mine!

I'd like to thank everyone at the IYFG that nominated, seconded, and voted for Journey and Worship. I am stunned speechless that my story was deemed worthy to take first place and third place. I wish everyone in the Best of 2008 polling luck. I'd also like to thank those who nominated, seconded, and voted for Worship at the FA awards. I am so grateful to have placed second for a lemon I wrote. Thanks everyone for your patience in waiting for the next chapter in this long absence. It IS on its way!

Until next time,

Far Away Eyes