Writing is one of those things that make me feel...like me. I've spent a lifetime reading and writing and still can't get enough of either. I select novels like I choose shoes; they have to be the right fit. If I'm writing a novel (down one manuscript; on second one), I have to make sure I'm reading quality writing (like Donna Tartt or Zadie Smith), or else my inspiration to write beautiful sentences may fall flat. That doesn't mean I don't read "brain candy." I love a whodunnit by Jo Nesbo for on-the-dock summer reading, whipping through pages until the sun goes down; blockbusting page-turners like "Gone Girl" while on vacation; a Leonard Cohen poem before bed; Wordsworth with a cuppa tea.
As I grow in my writing, I promise to share bits and bobs, below. Click on each link to read excerpts and samples of my writing (coming soon). Curl up with a hot beverage and enjoy. JY