My collection of grandfathers are still in the waiting area, just behind the active part of my brain. For those not in my head, I'm referring to my plan to write another MG book. Eventually. I haven't written a middle grade book since I finished tinkering with The Poisoned Apple (may it rest in pieces) and when I'm writing MG I need to concentrate on it fully or my MG voice bleeds into my short stories. Which isn't always bad, but can be a tad annoying (for me). To get me in the mood for writing a childrens' story, I've ordered Kate Milford's The Boneshaker which is almost a cheat buy as I've wanted to read it for ages.
In the meantime, I'm working on building the plan and mythology of the story that I mentioned on Wednesday - the one with perfume, balloons and the devil. I'm hoping I can expand the idea into a novella length story because there's this place I'm desperate to get into. Some of you know what that place is, but most of you don't. Ooh, I have my evil head on which must mean I'm almost ready to work on my kid's book. I'm always extra evil when I write for children.
Other books bought this week (because I've been extra naughty):
Eutopia: A Novel of Terrible Optimism by David Nickle
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Warm Bodies by Issac Marion
The Deathday Letter by Shaun Hutchinson
The Door to Lost Pages by Claude Lalumiere
The Faceless by Simon Bestwick (Preorder)
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2010 - Paula Guran (Kindle)
Ooh, and I added to my to read pile, The Drowning Girl by Margaret Leroy, but I didn't buy that book, it was given to me and highly recommended.
I suspect I shouldn't buy any books for a while. My towering to read pile and my creaking bookcase agree with me. Plus my purse is chattering, 'Have you forgotten you need to redecorate your study and the bathroom and the kitchen isn't quite finished?' Next time, I'm buying a silent purse.