Loving• Homemade chocolate chip cookies. I've made a couple batches while my husband has been home. Not healthy, but so tasty.
• Researching for a YA Historical/Time Travel that I'm dying to sit down and write. I've been finding some really interesting stuff, some of which gives me the chills because it's just so perfect and kind of a creepy coincidence. Can't wait to write it!
Falling Kingdoms by Morgan RhodesI've really been digging YA fantasy lately. I credit Graceling with getting me hooked, but I've read so many good ones since (Throne of Glass, Shadow and Bone). I'll have to do a post for fantasy-lovers and those who don't yet know they are.
Thinking AboutMy WIP and my query. All the time. Every minute of every day these days. I think I've gotten my WIP pretty close to where it should be (I'll have to see what my CPs think.), but my query rewrite is still at the blank page stage. The only way to stop thinking about this stupid thing is to just sit down and write the stupid thing, right?
Listening ToThe usual patchwork quilt of the following awesome musicians: Florence + the Machine, Mumford & Sons, Snow Patrol, The Lumineers, Imagine Dragons, Taylor Swift, and this song ("Home" by Phillip Phillips):
Wishing...• the snow would just start melting already. We've had snow since before Halloween. Dear Snow: You're no longer welcome.
• my query letter would magically write itself. I've gotten great tips from Jess, but I'm avoiding the work like the plague.
• that I lived somewhere way cooler than where I do. Ideally, this place would be situated much closer to my sister.
Making Me HappyLast night I had the privilege of attending a Burns dinner, a celebration of Scotland's national poet Robert Burns. This dinner took place at our local chapter of the Royal Canadian Legion (a nationwide organization for vets), which is where I take snare/side drum lessons (so I can join the pipe and drum band). I kid you not, you haven't lived until you've experienced the piping in and toasting of a haggis. So crazy and fun! There was plenty of bagpipe music, Highland dancing, and of course recitations of Burns' poetry. I met some really friendly people—other band members and their spouses—and had a great time.
|Hey, Hot Stuff. I bet you looked good in a kilt.|
So what have you been up to lately? Is there anything that you're currently loving?