A brief update on things

May 10, 2017 Off By Elaine Arias

Okay, so I know I haven’t posted in quite a while.  I’ve been working on Nemesis and I’ve finished what’s essentially a fourth draft, but I am still not entirely happy with it.  Now it’s too long.  It feels like a quick read to me, but then I’ve always been a pretty fast reader.  I’m terrified to let other people read it, but I might enlist some of my family members as beta readers at this time.  Maybe.

I am also working on Blood Roses, partly because The Handmaid’s Tale is absolutely EVERYWHERE, with idiot feminazis and other assorted liberals acting as if Trump were God-Emporer Pope or some shit, ready to make birth control pills and abortions illegal TOMORROW.  Blood Roses depicts a world controlled by Sharia Law, which is scarier than anything coming from the so-called Religious Right.  Not that the Religious Right were ever comparable to fundamentalist Muslims and such, but the left would have you believe that they are.

As for The Black Witch by Laurie Forest…I am about half-way through that book.  I got sidetracked by The Road to Jonestown by Jeff Guinn (easily the best book of the year so far, at least in my eyes.  I am going to post a review soon-ish).  That was a far more riveting read than The Black Witch, but at least Laurie Forest’s novel got released.  I had preordered it a while ago and it was delivered to my Kindle.  Reading a digital version will be so much easier, because one of hte other reasons I didn’t want to read it as much was my tendency to rush to my computer to take copious notes every other page.  Reading it was a chore.

The leftist hysteria over the novel is unfounded, from what I’ve read so far.  I also found an interview by the author that essentially states that the novel was inspired by the gay marriage fight in her homestate.  As in, those awful Christians are such liars and monsters.  Despite her extremely low opinion of Christians, I don’t regret defending her from her own kind.  I could have very easily just left them to it – for the most part, it’s fun watching the left eat its own, but in this case, I could not stand by and let a falsehood go unchallenged.  I will finish the book and I will post a review.  It might not be this week or next week or even this month, but I will get to it eventually.  The book is just not that fun to read, to be honest.

So that’s where I am right now.  I have some posts lined up and if anyone is still reading this blog, there’ll be more to read soon.