I’ve been conspicuously absent these days barring the reading forecast posts, haven’t I? I’ve been expending a lot of effort keeping The Book Wars working smoothly and that leaves little room in my brain for The Book Wurrm. Which is not to say that I have completely given up on this blog because I do post reviews of books that fall outside the purview of children’s literature here. It’s just that I haven’t read much of those books recently. Hence, the silence. I do think that I’m going to do some food posts here; possibly of my adventures in the kitchen and maybe some posts that are more personal in nature. This is not to say that I won’t write posts about books because books are very personal for me. Ha.
My sister-in-law (bhabhi is the term I will use) had a baby almost two weeks ago. She had no idea she was pregnant so basically she found out she was pregnant and gave birth all on the same day. We were all gobsmacked and in fact we still might be. Life just sort of tilted out of its axis and well, yeah. The baby is still in the hospital due to some complications so prayers are welcome. Insha Allah, he’ll be fine.
I need to get back into writing. I have all these ideas for different stories floating around in my head but I am determined to finish The Glory of the Dead before I commit to a different novel. I’m also job-hunting, a thankless venture that corrodes all my self-esteem. I’m also querying agents for The Road of the Lost but well, that’s not going very well. Daniel Jose Older wrote an article on the struggle of POC authors to get representation and I’m finding that all his points are valid. But still, all I can do is persevere.
That’s about it really. I hope you all are well and good.