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What I’m Reading:
I’m about three quarters of the way through One by Leigh Ann Kopans. Still really enjoying it, so it’s a good thing I already have the sequel.
What I’m Writing:
I wrote 5400 words this week and finally finished off a stubborn scene that was giving me king-size issues and a headache to match. That required a ton of brainstorming, but, as it turns out, I’m quite happy with the result. My goal was to write the next scene as well, which I did. Three times. It was sad and romantic and challenging all at once. Still not exactly sure how I feel about it, so I expect plenty of tweaking lies ahead.
My writing goal this week: I’m aiming to write the next scene. It’s a doozy, with lots of suspense and information to reveal, so I’m hoping I can strike the right balance between the two. I also want to do a chronological breakdown of the scene after that.
What Works For Me:
One of my favourite places to write is on the bed. I find drafting easiest when I’m working somewhere comfortable, plus it’s kind of like sitting on top of a desk with all my writing stuff spread out around me—everything within easy reach. Cozy and convenient. The problem is, I sometimes have to compete for my writing spot. I’m not the only one who finds it cozy.
What Else is New:
Not terribly much, but that’s pretty typical in the dead of January around here. I Skyped with Jaime, spent time reading with my boys at Starbucks, went book shopping with my son so he could use his Christmas gift card from awesome Auntie Jaime & Uncle Todd, and we started watching White Collar, which we’d never even heard of until now. So far it’s clever and funny, and we’re addicted.
So what’s up with you this week?