What I'm Reading
I'm still reading the same two books I was reading last week at this time: Wuthering Heights and Seraphina. The former is starting to get a little crazy (and by crazy, I mean What the heck is wrong with these people?) and the latter took some time to get into. Now that I'm invested in the story, I'm enjoying the world, the characters, and everything that makes this book so different from other books I've read.
What I'm Writing
No big surprises here → I'm still in the middle of a rewrite. One of the flaws in my story before the rewrite was the central romance. It (unfortunately) turned into an InstaLove kind of situation, which was never my intention. It always bothered me, but I failed to address the problem and it got out of hand, dominating everything. The central romance was too central to the story. Gah! Anyway, I'm fixing the problem and the slow burn romance that is emerging is SO much better than that InstaLove crap that weaselled its way in. There are sparks a-plenty now, good and bad.
What Inspires Me Right Now
This quote might be familiar to some of you. It comes from one of the greatest movies of all-time, Dead Poets Society:
Kinda makes you want to carpe diem, "gather ye rosebuds while ye may", and do something big with your writing, doesn't it?
What Else I've Been Up To
I'm enjoying the gorgeous weather we've been having. Yesterday it was 28C (82F), which is just bonkers for the month of May where I live. While I was sitting outside reading Wuthering Heights in the blazing hot sun, it occurred to me that in the last year we've only had two seasons: winter and summer. Fall was non-existent—summer bled into winter with the arrival of snow in October (and lingered for 6+ months). The trees are still sporting dead crunchy leaves that never ended up falling. And Spring up and decided to play hooky while Summer arrived with bells on. I do miss those transitional seasons, though.
I've also been taking part in the May Photo A Day Challenge, which is tons of fun. Last month I totally tanked, so I'm hoping May is better. Yesterday's topic was "something beginning with F". This was the photo I used with its caption:
Fun Fact: My married name is Fink, which is kind of
funny when you consider my sister married a Funk.