Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Jacquelyn is a Brave Gal...

She asked me to guest blog.

Not today, mind you, but back on th 29th.

And I have no excuse for flaking, I really don't. Except I was lost in a world of reading. Don't you hate it when that happens? You get lost in a book, or in my case a series of books, and you forget all time and place, wondering what happened, why you suddenly have stuff you should have been doing...

I bow my head in shame. It was a good series of books though... ;)

I apologize to Jacquelyn for messing up, and I apologize to Adrianna for popping in now, over her post.

I had considered not posting at all, since I had missed my slot. But I figured Jacquelyn was nice enough to ask me to come over, and I figured the least I could do was pop in and at least explain why I was...

Yeah, I was reading. And it wasn't Harry Potter. That was last weekend.

I tend to read most standard paperbacks in less than a day. Longer if the book doesn't grip me instantly. Of course, I rarely buy books that don't grip me, so I usually wind up reading them in one quick sitting, zooming through them at top speed, neglecting the laundry, housework, even my own writing.

When I get a bug in me, I read like a crazy person. Course, I do the same when I write. I get into a groove, and the world falls away, and everything zeroes into the story, and I can't type fast enough to get it down.



Like my book Unified Souls, a scifi romance about a cyborg named Jasmine Storm. The idea took almost ten years to enhance and perfect, but when it was done, I finished the book in approximately four months, pouring out of me at breakneck speed. And then it was reworked a couple of times to smooth out the bugs, but for the most part, what's there is what I originally wrote.

Very heady to know I wrote it that fast.

What about you, do you lose yourself in your reading or your writing?

Candice Gilmer

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7 comments:

Tracy said...

Hey Candice! We don't mind that you jump in (at least I don't). I get lost in books all the time and then I come up for air and the kids have torn the house apart while I sit on the couch! lol Oh well, at least the books were good!

AmyC said...

Hi Candice! Nope, I don't mind either! Thanks for stopping by!

Candice Gilmer said...

Tracy,

Thank you, I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one lost in the world of books. ;)

Amy,

I'm glad to hear it.

I was a little worried I'd stepped on toes...

Cherie J said...

I get lost in books all the time. Drives my hubby crazy! :-)

Michelle Pillow said...

Hi Candice :D

Candice Gilmer said...

Cherie --

My husband is slowly, and I stress the word "SLOWLY" learning that when I'm reading is NOT the time to show me something on the internet or television. :)

Michelle --

Hi! Fancy meeting you here :)

Christine said...

LOL and don't... I repeat ..... DON'T SIGN ANY PAPERS THAT ANYONE PUTS IN FRONT OF YOU WHILE YOU ARE ABSORBED IN A BOOK. Not a good idea.... :?

Seriously... I get lost in books all the time. I get so annoyed when 3 pm rolls around and I have to pick up the kids from school. And then dinner a few hours later? Sheesh.... the nerve of the people I live with sometimes... ;)

 

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