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What I’m Reading:
This is the first time in a while that I’ve gobbled up a book so quickly. It was a little too easy to put down the last several novels I’ve read, but If I Lie by Corrine Jackson kept me up way past my already late bedtime. I had to find out if Quinn would be vindicated in the end. The characters in If I Lie were real and frustrating and often cruel. Quinn was a strong mc trying to maintain her integrity in an incredibly tough situation. She actually has a couple big things in common with my own mc, which could be partly why I liked her so much. While this book wasn’t the type to be tied up perfectly with a bow, I’m so glad I finally got around to reading it.
Now I’ve started Mystic City by Theo Lawrence.
What I’m Writing:
I got five scenes revised this week. Not bad, but I was hoping to get a bit more done. Things have been super busy around here though, plus it was a long weekend which meant more family time and less being glued to the laptop.
What Inspires Me Right Now:
Honestly? Being busy. When I’m up to my eyeballs in other tasks, I find myself craving time to write.
What Else I’ve Been Up To:
|Snackage while watching The Bletchley Circle:|
French bread, brie, grapes, and dark chocolate
Okay, so I don’t talk about this much online, because people tend to act like we have leprosy when I do, but in case you were wondering what my day job is (and haven’t checked out my About Me page) I actually homeschool my son (For the record, we think teachers are great and schools are necessary, we believe in social skills, and our son has a choice in the matter). I won’t get into all our reasons for choosing an alternate form of education (there are many) but will mention that flexibility and more time for family and reading are big factors. So why did I bring this up now? Because I’ve been buried under an avalanche of curriculum planning and report writing lately. May is my busiest time of year, and this May has been especially insane. The fun part in all of this? Buying TONS of books, of course! We take a very eclectic approach to homeschooling and use all sorts of amazing resources rather than purchasing set curriculum. It’s a lot more work for me but definitely worth the effort. So when I’m not writing, this is what I spend much of my time on. In this house, LIFE = BOOKS.
As for the rest of my week, my hubby and I celebrated our wedding anniversary with a delicious Italian dinner, wine, and chocolate cheesecake. We also watched Nick & Nora’s Infinite Playlist this weekend (pretty darn funny) and discovered The Bletchley Circle, a fabulous British show about female code breakers post WWII that use their logic skills to solve crimes. If you haven’t seen it and like historical dramas, I highly recommend it.
Now that the weather is finally nice, I’ve been going for walks with my son and our dog, Holly, instead of trudging away on the treadmill. Must work off all the pasta, focaccia and French bread I scarfed down this weekend. I also Skyped with Jaime and did some sweater shopping, because a girl needs something pretty to wear with her nerd shirts, right?
So how are things with you lately?