What? You’re back already? Seriously, where did this past week go?
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What I’m Reading:
Last night (er…yesterday morning?) I stayed up till an obscene hour so I could finish Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay. If you like fairy tale retellings, I highly recommend this unique take on Beauty and the Beast.
What I’m Writing:
This week was a tinkering week. I fiddled with my synopsis, my query, and my pitch line for Pitch Wars. I also rewrote a scene for my current WIP after figuring out some of the more technical details, which oddly enough involved researching hypnosis. I’ve also spent endless hours trying to find fitting names for new people, places, etc. in my story. I still have to write the ending of my WIP, but it’s been good to step back and shift my focus for a while, and in the next couple weeks I’ll be trying to pick up all my plot/character threads again and tie them off properly.
What Inspires Me Right Now:
An overflowing folder full of story ideas. I can only ever work on one project at a time—well, lately I’ve been working on two manuscripts, but they’re from the same trilogy, so that’s technically one story—but my mind has been wandering and imagining and building lately. While I’m absorbed in my current story world, it’s encouraging to know that others are taking shape somewhere in the back of my mind.
What Else I’ve Been Up To:
Other than writing tasks, not much. Laundry. Catching up on TV shows. Skyping with my sister. Reading. The hubby brought me some Wild Cherry tea the other day, which was super sweet of him. He knows the way to my heart is through beverages. We also tried a new craft brew this weekend with the funniest name out of any we’ve had so far: Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale. Ha! I laughed quite a bit at that label. And, of course, I’ve been buying books…again.
Well, it’s been rather uneventful around here. How are things with you lovely people?