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What I’m Reading:
Remember last week when I said “Bring on the tea and books?” Well, there’s been plenty of tea, but I’m still reading Rush by Eve Silver. I didn’t get much reading done because…
What I’m Writing:
Apparently, I suck at breaks, which is probably while I rarely take them. I know I said I needed a bit longer to recuperate after Pitch Wars, but that didn’t happen because my imagination got antsy. I mentioned in my last WUW post that I needed to brainstorm ways to spice up my WIP’s ending. Inspiration hit me full force, so I sat down for a few hours one night and scribbled out a new and improved outline. I also jumped back into drafting and got 4700 words down. That felt very, very good after working on revisions for my other ms so much in December and January. What didn’t feel good was killing off two characters and spending the better part of last night bawling. Sigh. Had to be done. (Side note: That was always the plan and not part of the brainstorming. Ruthlessly offing characters is not my idea of “spicing up” my book, just to be clear.)
What Inspires Me Right Now:
▪ Lindsey Stirling’s dubstep violin music, which kicked my creativity in motion and resulted in the aforementioned brainstorming. Plus the usual Tron and Oblivion soundtracks. I'm such a geek.
▪ This incredible post on Susan Denard’s Productivity Pyramid. Seriously, this is a must read.
▪ My sister, because so much of this process is a team effort and she always has my back.
▪ My husband, who stayed up until 4:30 in the morning discussing books and writing with me this weekend.
What Else I’ve Been Up To:
Not a ton, seeing as it's freezing out and the writing gears are back in motion already. We watched The Spectacular Now the other night and found it less than spectacular. It was all right, but I kept waiting for something original to happen and it didn’t. Basically, it was well-trodden teen territory without any sort of creative spin. After three of you mentioned Hero last Wednesday, it happened to show up on Netflix. Perfect timing! So we watched that this weekend too and loved it as much as the first time we saw it. The colors, the scenery, the way the story unfolds through several different versions until they reveal the truth of what happened—just a beautiful movie all around. We also started watching Psych. That show is hilarious.
So what’s up in your corner of the writing world this week?