WHAT I'M READING
A couple of friends highly recommended the Chaos Walking series by Patrick Ness, which I've been meaning to read for some time now, so I started The Knife of Never Letting Go. It's different than I expected but I'm finally starting to get into it. I love the dialect it's written in. It's kind of reminiscent of Blood Red Road . In addition to this, I'm still reading North and South and A Fine Balance.
WHAT I'M WRITING
This was a very good week for meeting my goals. I managed to write almost 5000 new words on my WIP and I even revisited the story I've been revising (but had backburnered for a couple of weeks out of frustration). I like the first third of the story, so it's somewhere in the latter two-thirds that the problems crop up. I hope to figure that all out soon and finally finish this thing.
My goals for this week:
Wednesday, July 10th
• write 250+ new words on WIP and/or do revisions on Watch of Night - Didn't write, but I'll make up for it tomorrow.
• write 500+ new words on WIP and/or do revisions on Watch of Night - DONE! (1650 words)
Friday, July 12th
• write 500+ new words on WIP and/or do revisions on Watch of Night - DONE! (500 words)
Saturday, July 13th & Sunday, July 14th
• DAYS OFF
Monday, July 15th
• write 500+ new words on WIP and/or do revisions on Watch of Night - DONE! (775 words)
Tuesday, July 16th
• write 250+ new words on WIP and/or do revisions on Watch of Night - DONE! (1185 words)
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
I've been catching up on Friday Night Lights the past couple of days. (Yes, I am seriously late to this party.) I'm sort of ashamed to admit that I actually lost all of Sunday to Season 4. As all of you FNL fans know, there was a pretty major shift at the start of this season that involved new characters, new storylines, and so on. I'm amazed that the writers have actually made me care about these new people even if they aren't Tim Riggins and Matt Saracen. This inspires me to write characters that readers feel seriously invested in, and storylines that stay with them after they're done with my story.
WHAT ELSE I'VE BEEN UP TO
Besides marathoning Friday Night Lights, not a whole lot actually. I've been meaning to get more reading done, but somehow this hasn't happened. Honestly, I kind of don't know where all my time is going these days. One thing I have been doing is taking part in a different photo a day challenge this month that is primarily book focused. It's tons of fun and it's always easy to come up with photo ideas for each topic.
AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT. ALSO: TOTALLY RAD.
We're approaching the midpoint of Ready. Set. WRITE! which means it's time for an awesome giveaway! **The Writer's Care Package Giveaway is open to Ready. Set. WRITE! participants only, but it's open internationally!!!** It starts today and will be open through 11:59pm EST on July 23rd when one winner will be selected to win a surprise package of writing-related goodies from all five of us. ☺ The winner will be announced on our blogs in our What's Up Wednesday posts on July 24th.a Rafflecopter giveaway
SO, WHAT'S NEW WITH YOU THIS WEEK?