Kindle reading, and me writing

Hello there internet. It’s me, Steven.

So what have I been up to? That’s a question I ask myself all the time. Mostly I can confidently say I’ve been reading. So much so, this year I’m up to 253 books read. Go me… I guess. Since last week I’ve chewed through six books, though I’ll be finished with this next one soon enough. It’s a little longer than most, so there’s that.

Anyway, like I said last week I have a kindle. I only had a couple days with it last time, so I didn’t have much to say. Now I can talk a little more about it. First of all, reading on it is fantastic. While it does have a light, if you want, as long as you are in a room that has a light source, enough to read by normally, it’s very easy to read without turning it on. I also feel it’s much less harmful to my eyes than staring at my phone. As for battery life, even with my continued use, it will last several days. I think you can easily call me a heavy user, so most everyone else will likely be able to go without charging for a week or more.

Now there is a downside, at least for me. I find the interface, at least when it comes to finding your next book to be inferior to the app on the phone. Of course it’s slower, it’s an e-ink display, but that isn’t the issue. The store looks different, and I find it hard to navigate. Of course that may just be me being used to the app, but I’m not sure yet. Also when using the kindle, and then the app on the phone there seems to be a bit of disconnect. It isn’t smoothly tracking my reading between them, and I’ve had to manually get back to my place in a book. Also, if you use the app on the phone to find a book, it won’t always show up on the kindle, and I’ve had to add it manually again. I guess it’s just not made for jumping back and forth, but I’ve never had this issue before when I was switching between different phones, or back to my old tablet. My tablet of course having died, hence loving having the kindle now. Heh.

Anyway, the other thing I’ve done was write. Last week was difficult. My schedule was a little messed up, and when I attempted to write it was rather difficult. I was only able to do a few hundred words before my brain just said, “ENOUGH”. But this week I was back into the swing of things. Of course that might just be because in my down time I thought of several things I wanted to add to the story, and having thought about it for days it was easy to write them all down. Of course there was a week of me thinking I’d lost it, and wouldn’t be able to write anymore. Doubt that it was even worth it to keep trying. Bah, not fun. I’ll blame my increased inability to sleep. Luckily I feel better now, but these moods apparently will always follow me. At least I’ve read that many authors, successful or otherwise, have the same feelings now and again, so I guess at least I’m not alone.

Well, I think that’s about it for what I’ve done. I could talk about eating chili, different than what I’m used to, but I don’t think anyone is really interested in that. So I’ll leave you all for now. Have a great week.


You Must Be Drunk link to the Amazon store here

What I’ve published

Walk On

Walk On Cover

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Outsider Trilogy


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Update: You Must Be Drunk is published. Find it here. I’m 63% into the new novel’s first draft. My review over the first part is now done, and I’m back to writing.

Steven Oaks

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