Okay, I’ve been very remiss at blogging lately, but I have a good excuse – a knee replacement, which left me very tired and just managing day to day for a while. I am heavily into PT now and walking with a cane, which means more energy! So I’m beta reading a friend’s book and back to working on mine, the second in a Rhe Brewster Mystery series.
In the meantime, while my mind and body are catching up, I want to recommend two blogs I visit on a regular basis: Scribbling in the Storage Room by Elizabeth Hein and Sylvia Writes by Sylvia Villalobos.
Elizabeth is a member of one of my critique groups and blogs about writing, offering great links and advice. She has recently published her first book, Overlook, which demonstrates her real skill for writing about women. Overlook, a novel about housewives who live in a housing development built around a man-made lake, is rife with social commentary, snarky and back-stabbing relationships, and yes, even some violence. I loved it. Worthy of Oprah’s book club.
Sylvia is a new friend whom I met through blogging. I recently read a flash fiction piece she published in Pure Slush; she is a phenomenal writer. Her blogs are so worth reading; she asks profound questions about writing and blogging and makes thoughtful and perceptive observations of the world around her.
Even though I am not doing such a great job at blogging myself, at least I can recommend a couple of women who are!