Wednesday, February 1, 2017

#IWSG February 2017

Hosted by Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh 

I'm really thankful for this month's optional question because I drew a big blank on what to write about this month. 

How has being a writer changed your experience as a reader?

I think I appreciate each book more. I know the blood, sweat, and tears that go into crafting a novel and I respect authors more for the steadfast work and the courage it takes to write and sell a story of their own creation. 

Oh, and look - look up - new cover art for my blog, twitter, and facebook! My niece Stephanie Glover made it for me!


Yes, that's all I've got this month. Currently, I'm waiting for test results that will determine the purpose of a potential upcoming surgery - will I go under the knife for one reason, two reasons, or more? So, my mind is circling on those questions, and when it isn't, I'm reading my Bible, netflix binging, and reading into different worlds.


29 comments:

Sarah Foster said...

It's important to appreciate books when you know how much work goes into them. That's why when I read a book and don't like it I don't like to go around saying how awful it was.
Good luck with the test results!

Em-Musing said...

I too won't mention an author or book title if I don't like it. I just quit reading and give it away.

krystal jane said...

I noticed the new art! It's nice. ^_^
I feel like I'm the only one who has had things work the opposite way for me when it comes to reading and writing. Being serious about my writing completely ruined reading for me for a few years. I work really hard on my writing, and I know everyone doesn't do that. But I expect them to. Things have smoothed out in that arena though. I'm really enjoying being back to my bookworm roots. :)

I hope all goes well with the tests and surgery!

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Excellent point about appreciating all the hard work that goes into those books we read and love. I know I recognize it now more than I used to.

Please take care of yourself, Tyrean. Sending positive vibes your way....

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Before that, we had no idea...
Like the new header!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I love the new look. Your niece did an incredible job!

Crystal Collier said...

LOL! I pulled up the blog and didn't know where I was. Definitely a new look. Very nice.

It's true, no one can appreciate the journey until they've been through it.

Chemist Ken said...

Before I began writing, the idea of writing enough words to fill a book seemed almost superhuman. Not it no long feels that way. Now it just seems like a lot of work.

Rachna Chhabria said...

Yes, its important to appreciate other people's books and stories and not undermine their hard work.

mshatch said...

Like the new header A LOT!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Love your new design. I appreciate books more too. Good luck with the test results and any medical procedure that you need. Keep us updated.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Praying for the best results possible.

Laura Clipson said...

Love the new cover art!

Cathrina Constantine said...

Been keeping you in my heart and in my prayers, Tyrean!!

Olga Godim said...

Nice artwork.
Sorry for your medical troubles. Surgery is never fun but it saves lives. I'll keep you in my thoughts, Tyrean.

S.A. Larsenッ said...

I hear you. Even if the subject doesn't move me or there are lots of typos I feel I must at least respect the author for all their efforts.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I love your new header. And I like your answer to the question. It's so true.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Sarah and Em - I know what you mean. Sometimes, it's just to say nothing at all about the ones that we dislike.

Krystal - thank you!

Madeline - thanks!

Alex - agreed!

Elizabetha and Crystal - thank you! I think the journey, once walked, is definitely priceless for understanding how much goes into each book.

Heather R. Holden said...

Love the new art for your blog! So pretty and mystical.

And surgery is possibly on the horizon?! Yikes! Will keep my fingers crossed for you when it comes to those test results. Wishing you all the best, Tyrean!

Fundy Blue said...

Good luck with your upcoming surgery, Tyrean! I hope all goes well for you. I respect anyone who actually gets a book published, and those who don't. Writing is a tough go round! I don't know which edition of the Bible you are reading, but I think some of the most beautiful words in the English language are in the King James Version. Take care!

Shannon Lawrence said...

I hope you get the best news you can get from the test. I like your viewpoint on this--understanding what went into getting that book into your hands.

Lynda R Young said...

I like the art. Very nice.
Best wishes for the results.

Misha Gericke said...

I love the banner.

Praying for you about the surgery.

Nick Wilford said...

Yes, I've got big respect for anyone who manages to get a book out into the world, whether it's my cup of tea or not! Very nice header. Whatever the reason for surgery, I hope it all goes as well as possible.

Juneta Key said...

Love your new art. Your niece did a great job. I'll keep you in my prayers about surgery. Hope you hear the best of news.
Happy IWSG Day!
Juneta @ Writer's Gambit

Amy Laurel said...

Best of luck with your surgery! I hope you heal quickly!

Stephanie Faris said...

Surgery always makes me nervous, but it always goes smoothly when anyone I know goes through it. Kep us posted! Your new design looks great. It's always nice to have talent in the family.

Erika said...

Sending you lots of healing and healthy thoughts Tyrean. Surgery is never fun and I hope your recovery brings you much needed relief. Great art too! Your family is very talented!

Michelle Wallace said...

Sending you positive vibes and lots of prayer for a speedy recovery!
Take care, Tyrean!