It’s almost that glorious time when my kids go back to school and I can get back to a writing schedule. I have been writing over the summer, but in the expected bits and spurts that come from having a house full of people and no schedules. Word counts haven’t been high, but my creative well is full. I’ve met interesting people, observed some unusual physical characteristics and experienced several spectacular storms. Lots of material is rattling around in my brain, waiting to be reincarnated in a story.
To prepare for the writing rush I always experience when my kids return to school, I’m reading. Topping off those creative reserves and trying to make my life a little easier. Some of the books are new to me, while others I have read before and found them very inspiring. If you’re interested, here are my current “night stand” books. Click on the covers to be taken to Amazon to learn more about each book.
The Care and Feeding Of The Girls In The Basement by Barbara Samuel. Barbara is one of my favorite authors. In this book she talks about life as a writer and gives advice to writers based on her experience.
The Lost Art of Mixing by Erica Bauermeister. This is the follow up to one of my favorite books of 2010, The School of Essential Ingredients. The book is a wonderful example of culinary fiction with an intriguing cast of characters.
Fix, Freeze, Feast by Kati Neville and Lindsay Tkacsik. I can’t count the number of times I’ve written all day and realized when I was picking the kids up from school that I had no idea what I wanted to make for dinner. I’m hoping to have at least a few meals stashed in my freezer by using this book. That should make life easier!