Now that Silencio is in print, I am a GoodReads author.
I have been a member of the online GoodReads Book community for a few years and love sharing thoughts on my readings and favourite authors. I often act on the suggestions from others of what to put on my to-read shelf. The groups I am a member of are varied – feminist writings, ex-pats, author/reader… The Ask the Author sessions are fascinating, both as a writer and a reader.
If you like to read, I can recommend this interactive community.
My first novel Silencio is beginning to sell and is currently being read in Thailand and in Australia which my husband says makes it an international bestseller. I can only hope that is a prophecy.
I read in one of my writing magazines that Danielle Steele stated on the website Goodreads that she locks herself up and spends 20 hours a day writing for a month, working on four or five books at once. What dedication that is! I write on most days but it has been many years since I was able to last 20 hours (probably during the university cramming years) without sleep. However, I may try it for a while, blocking out the period of time in my diary and disconnecting the technology. It would be interesting to see whether my mind turns to butter.