WHAT I'M READING
I finished Jessi Kirby's Golden, which I LOVED, and now I've moved on to Sarah Dessen's The Moon and More, which I'm really enjoying as well. My book club is taking a summer hiatus, but we'll be reading A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry, a rather large book that has been sitting on my shelf unread for about four years now. I'm happy to have an excuse to read it. And, of course, I'm still plugging away at North and South, a thoroughly enjoyable read so far.
WHAT I'M WRITING
I haven't worked on any revisions of Watch of Night for a couple weeks now, which is making me kind of anxious. I have, however, spent more time with my new WIP as I've felt far more motivated to work on it. For right now, I figure it's best to go where inspiration leads me. Though, I do have to say that finding time to write was a real challenge this week. Again. I don't know what it is, but lately I've been WAY busier than usual. There are so many things I haven't been getting done--writing, practising my drum, exercising--and that's really making me anxious too. I didn't reach all of my goals this week, but I came pretty darn close. I actually went back and amended them a bit to compensate for my crazy busy week, so that certainly helped.
Here are my Ready. Set. WRITE! goals for this week:
Wednesday, July 3rd
• write 250+ words on WIP and/or revisions on Watch of Night - DONE! (1300 words)
Thursday, July 4th
• write 250+ words on WIP and/or revisions on Watch of Night - DONE! (900 words)
Friday, July 5th
• write 250+ words on WIP and/or revisions on Watch of Night - DONE! (1700 words)
Saturday, July 6th & Sunday, July 7th
• DAYS OFF
Monday, July 8th
• write 500+ words on WIP and/or revisions on Watch of Night - DONE! (850 words on WIP and 11 chapters read/tweaked of
Watch of Night)
Tuesday, July 9th
• write 500+ words on WIP and/or revisions on Watch of Night - DONE! (11 chapters read/revised)
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
This snippet from the poem "The Summer Day" by Mary Oliver. It was a theme woven throughout Jessi Kirby's Golden, and a question that really makes me want to have an answer. The truth is, I'm midway through my thirties and I still don't have a clue. Though, I feel like I'm getting there.
|Look! It's a Canadian bobblehead! █♥█|
WHAT ELSE I'VE BEEN UP TO
Spending time with family, taking part in Canada Day festivities (parade, flag-raising, Show & Shine, and a BBQ), getting sunburnt again, doing lots and lots of reading, enjoying the sunshine, watching the NHL draft with my husband, cuddling my kitties, watching our plants bloom and grow, launching a new YA blog (the YA Buccaneers) with some totally awesome ladies, and plenty more that's keeping me super busy.
SO, WHAT'S UP WITH YOU THIS WEEK?