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What I’m Reading:
I’ve been trying to finish up City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare, but I’m feeling sort of disconnected from the characters and the story. I also started Two by Leigh Anne Kopans. I really liked Elias in One, so I’m looking forward to reading this sequel since it’s from his perspective.
What I’m Writing:
Writing this week was full of plot twists, tears, and Hans Zimmer. Even though I didn’t do a WUW post last Wednesday, I still set a writing goal for myself. I wanted to finish the next three scenes in Enlighten, which I did. That’s another 6k added to this beast of a WIP. I’m finally, FINALLY at the point where I’m in love with it though. It took longer with this one, but I knew I’d get there.
My writing goal for this week: I’d like to write the next three scenes and outline a fourth. That last order of business is going to be tough because it involves tying up a plot thread that I’ve woven through the whole trilogy. No pressure.
What Works For Me:
The Interstellar soundtrack. Seriously, that pipe organ is transcendent and Hans Zimmer is a genius. Don’t you love how inspiration is like this amazing chain reaction? Christopher & Jonathan Nolan create a breathtaking movie-->Hans Zimmer composes beautiful music for it-->A starry-eyed peon like me writes in hopes that someday, in some tiny way, I can pass a spark of inspiration on to someone else;)
|My personal favourite was the Smaug Stout,|
but I love the Gollum label on the Precius Pils
What Else Is New:
Not much is new around here…yet. While it’s exhaustingly busy at our house these days, there’s also suddenly the prospect of some exciting new developments in our future (not writing related), so we’re waiting in this hopeful sort of limbo.
Despite being swamped, there have also been some little highlights sprinkled throughout: wintry walks that have temporarily turned into spring-like walks, a lunch date with my son, homemade baked potato chips and guacamole courtesy of the husband (amazing), watching camouflage “ghost bunnies” hop around the park in the middle of the night, trying beer inspired by The Hobbit, long discussions with my son about human rights and all sorts of other important issues during his Civics & Citizenship unit. It's those sorts of things that make homeschooling worth it. Now, if only I could squeeze in a bit more reading and sleep!
So how was your week?