WHAT I'M READING
Well, pretty much everything I was reading last week at this time. I've been weirdly busy this past week, so unfortunately reading hasn't been a priority. I'm partway through: The Dream Thieves (How crazy it is that I've been reading this for a week now?), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and War and Peace. Though, I did manage to plow through all of Book 4 in W&P in one sitting so there's that, I guess.
WHAT I'M WRITING
I haven't actually sat down to write just yet, but I have been mulling over necessary changes in my first WIP. For some time now the conflict has been bothering me, so I think I've maybe finally figured out what I want to amp up and what I want to downplay or remove altogether. The subject matter of this story feels especially timely in light of certain bits of news I've read, so I really want to buckle down and finish this revision once and for all. That said, now I just have to actually DO exactly that. I have some pages from writer friends to critique, so that should get me into the zone.
|Autumn leaves ♥|
Autumn; a handful of good things happening in my life (see below); reclaiming interests that I had set aside for way too long (see below); lengthy emails from my good friend and CP, Elodie; and actually feeling the tug to get writing again. I guess you could say I'm just all-around happy!
We're moving at the end of the month! Woohoo! For some time now, I've been growing increasingly more dissatisfied with our current digs for a variety of reasons. I've been wanting to move back to the small city that I last taught in, and we found a house to rent there. It's pretty much exactly what we were looking for, so we're very thrilled. But not about the actual moving process. Ugh. That's never a treat. Especially when you've done it as often as we have. Weird side note: I've had "Pack it up, pack it in" from House of Pain's "Jump Around" in my head since we found out we're moving, which is fine with me because I will always love that song. (Really.)
I made a quilt! I still need to do the backing, binding, and overstitching, but apart from that I sewed a 70" x 70" quilt. I've puttered around with quilting before, but this was my first serious attempt at actually using a pattern. The fabric patterns I chose to use (Passport: old timey cameras, vintage passport stamps and travel ads, etc.) were a bit unforgiving for this style of quilt, but live and learn, right? Overall, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out even if I can pick out all of the mistakes and imperfections in it.
My week was full of other fun stuff like Book Club (Friday night) and Pipe Band Pub Night (Saturday night), and I'm sure my days are only going to get busier from here on in. Especially since I'm hoping to start substitute teaching again once we move. Eek!
NOW IT'S YOUR TURN: WHAT'S NEW WITH YOU?
P. S. Feel free to grab the Autumn WUW button in the What's Up Wednesday tab of this blog! (I was feeling a bit autumnish.☺)