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What I’m Reading:
I recently finished Alienated by Melissa Landers and really liked it. This book kind of bridges the gap between contemporary and sci-fi. It’s actually quite a bit like the new CW show Star-Crossed, only in this case the aliens are exchange students. The humor in Alienated made me laugh out loud more than once, but I also felt invested in the characters and their dilemma. I’m looking forward to Invaded, the second book in the series and not only so I can put another gorgeous cover on my shelf.
I also finished reading The Star Thief by Jamie Grey, and now I’m starting Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi.
What I’m Writing:
This has been a tough revision week. I’ve been rewriting a particular scene for the purpose of world-building, but as far as the plot goes it feels kind of redundant. I’m at the stage where I need to make some big decisions about which scenes to keep, bump to book three, or cut. It’s a challenge, but I know I’ll get it right eventually.
What Inspires Me Right Now:
My sister, Jaime, and I are planning our own little writing retreat over Skype. I’m really looking forward to it. We’ve had plenty of plot-related discussions lately, and we thought it might be fun to sit down and get a nice chunk of writing/revising done together. Hopefully that will happen very soon.
What Else I’ve Been Up To:
I got my stitches out, which is a huge improvement for my mouth. My son turned fourteen this week (How the heck did that happen? I feel old.) so we had fun birthday shopping and celebrating. The festivities included pizza, Thor 2, hockey, cupcakes (some Guinness cupcakes for the hubby and me), Chinese food, presents, and lots of other fun stuff.
So what’s up with you lately?