Well, it’s that time of the book cycle again: The days after releasing a book when the busy hamster that powers my brain is still churning his little legs frantically, but there’s a big sadistic hand preventing the hamster-wheel from turning.
My poor brain-hamster dashes up the side of the unmoving wheel only to plop unceremoniously to the bottom and start all over again, panting and wheezing. I wish the stupid little rodent would just give up and stagger over to curl up in the shavings for a snooze.
But, no. During the day I rocket from one task to the next, trying to catch up on all the things I left undone during the final publishing push. I’m tired and ready to sleep by the end of the day; but unfortunately, hamsters are nocturnal.
As soon as my body gets horizontal, the hamster-wheel in my head accelerates to warp-speed, spitting out to-do lists and urgent reminders of upcoming deadlines both real and imagined. (I’m pretty sure that’s what’s been causing the squeaking noise I hear in my head at night. Or possibly I have bats in my belfry.)
But Book 16 should be released in paperback sometime in the next week or so, and I’ll start to recover from “hamster-brain”. And my usual spring gardening frenzy should ease off in a couple of weeks, too. Then I’ll take some time to rest and let my starved brain gorge on some new reading before I start plotting Book 17.
Which means… I NEED BOOKS!
Any suggestions? My ideal binge-read would be a thriller series with humour in it, but I’ll read just about any fiction if the characters are likeable and it gives me a chuckle. (And no killing off the good guys!) Thrillers, mysteries, cozies, sci-fi, paranormal, fantasy, mashups of any of the above; you name it, I’ll read it. I’m not big on horror, mostly because “funny” and “horror” rarely overlap. Romance, women’s fiction, and chick lit aren’t really my thing, either; but I do occasionally read in those genres.
So if there’s a book (or better still, a series) you love, please mention it in the comments below. I’d appreciate any recommendations you can offer! (Book recommendations and/or advice on how to wean my brain-hamster off its addiction to exercise.) 😉