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What I’m Reading
After finishing Dan Wells’ PARTIALS series, I was still hanging on to that lovin’ feelin’ I had for those books, so I did the thing that I rarely ever do – I read the companion novella to the series: ISOLATION. True to what I had come to expect from Wells, it was really good.
Then I started on TAKEN by Erin Bowman. Loving it so far!
What I’m Writing
Still revising on the first 30 of my WiP FALLING and hoping to get past that and back into drafting this week. I am still struggling with Lucy’s motivation and whatever horrible things have befallen her to make her who she is but I think I’m getting there.
What inspires me right now
Here are a couple of great things I saw in the interwebs this week that made me think, “wow, cool!”
How a password changed one man’s life for the better. This article talks about how a man started using his password at work (which has to be changed every 30 days) to help him incorporate life’s goals. He used it for things like getting over a terrible divorce, quitting smoking, saving for a trip to Thailand, etc. I have started to incoporate this into my passwords. Suffice it to say, I am using it to help with my writing goals. I’ll let you know how it goes. 🙂
Colbie Caillat rallies against photoshop in “Try” music video. I’ve never been a heavy makeup user to begin with but this video really spoke to me, as the mother of two daughters. I can only hope that I’m teaching them to love themselves just the way they are, without having to put on tons of makeup, fake hair and then photoshop their photos to look “perfect.” I don’t know that I always succeed and I know that there are plenty of outside influences teaching them otherwise. I was happy to share this video with them.
What Else I’ve Been Up To
Lots of little stuff over the last week: daughter’s softball game, husband’s high school reunion, saw the new Planet of the Apes movie (which was good!), daughter’s appearance in a local production of Alladin…. and on and on. Last night, my eldest and I traveled up to Minneapolis to see a live recording of the podcast Welcome to Night Vale. If you have never heard of Night Vale, the best way I have heard it described is: Lake Wobegon as told by Stephen King. Here is the description from their website:
WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE is a twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff’s Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events.
Turn on your radio and hide.
It’s very humorous (if you have a twisted sense of humor, like we do in my family). My daughter is a fanatic about this podcast so it was really fun to take her. Unfortunately, it landed on the same night as the MLB All Star Game, which happened to be a few blocks away! There were a billion, jillion people downtown. So – new experience – we parked near the Mall of America and took the light rail downtown rather than trying to drive in and park there. It was really fun!
Have a great week everyone!