My biggest New Year’s goal this year was to foster creativity in my life. I wanted to do this in all aspects of my life; cooking, crafting, soaping, but especially writing. To encourage this goal I am reading a book a month related in some way to writing.
My book for February is Loner in the Garret: A Writer’s Companion, by Jennifer R. Hubbard. She is the author of one of my favorite Young Adult Novels, The Secret Year. I am half way through the book (even though it’s not February yet!) and am loving her insight on the writer’s life. She walks you through her personal fears, frustrations and difficulties that she faces as a writer and talks honestly about how she deals with them. This is a definite read for anyone needing motivation and encouragement along their journey as a writer.