New Year, New Book

Happy New Year!

I took December off blog posts and new clients so that I could focus on the editing clients I already have (currently helping develop a very fun novel) and getting some things done around the home and the office between theater productions. I’m pretty pleased with what I’ve accomplished. I have two more weeks for organizing upstairs, finishing documentation for our upcoming software release, and heading to Michigan to visit my family, and then it’s time for pushing marketing and for auditions. This semester we’ll be working on Picnic by William Inge.

I also had some time out of the office for the holidays, and when I returned I found a new book on my desk. My coworker in marketing, a former tech writer who knows I love language, gave me Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries by lexicographer Kory Stamper. It was released last March, but I somehow managed to have not heard of it before yesterday. Sometimes I swear I live under a rock. Or, you know, keep myself ridiculously busy. (I supposed I should do something about that, but I’d just replace whatever I gave up with something else. I have to keep myself too busy to come up with new projects. Is there a twelve step group for that?)

 

Hand writing So Many Things in To Do List, vector concept

Image via napierfamilycenter.org

 

Anyway, I’m excited to read it, and I’ll post a review when I finish. You know, that and the Neil Gaiman book I got for my birthday… in August. I really need to set aside some reading time every night!

I think I just found my New Year’s resolution. That and writing, since NaNoWriMo was a bust. Hold me to it, guys!

In the next week, I’ll post a review of the book I did manage to finish – Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places by Colin Dickey

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