You know how when you don't do something you're happy doing for a while, and you start feeling "stopped up"? Well, for lack of better words, I'm feeling stopped up, creatively. It happens every now and then, and when it does, I open a blank text post and just write whatever comes out. Garbage and all. It's usually jumbled and lacking in structure, so it never gets posted publicly. However, it helps.

I haven't been reading as much as usual lately. When I say lately, I mean these past couple months, and I guess that's because I've been caught up in the holiday rush like everyone else. I watched so much Netflix in December that I got an automated call from Comcast saying I was approaching my data limit. Note: I didn't even know I had a data limit. Now my brain is itching to get back to acting out stories in my head instead of watching them on a television. That's the fun in books for me. Each person is the director of the story they're reading.

The Cuckoo's Calling is a book I started a few months back but have yet to finish for various reasons. My friend Meredith raved about it, so I'm excited to finally finish it over the next week or so. Also, I suggested it to the book club I recently joined, and it's now our book of the month. If anyone out there in the Atlanta area is interested in joining, let me know! We meet once a month, and there will be an outing thrown in every now and then.

Happy 2015!

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