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What I’m Reading
I finished PRODIGY by Marie Lu and started on the last in the trilogy: CHAMPION. Excellent series all the way through! It really felt a lot different than many other dystopian series.
I also ready AMERICAN SNIPER… but only because it was a Book Club pick. I would’ve given up on it after about the first chapter if it hadn’t been a Book Club selection. I won’t go into a whole lot about it because people (including myself) have pretty strong opinions about this book and the movie and I don’t want to start a rumble here on the blog! 🙂 But, I will say that the subject matter wasn’t the only thing that I didn’t like about the book. The style in which it was written is annoying and I would really like to know why he has two co-authors listed but yet his wife gets no co-author credit when she clearly contributed much to the story.
Anyhoodle… next up will be a book I picked up at a book signing at my local library: UNCLAIMED by Laurie Wetzel. Looks like a great book and it’s getting lots of love on Goodreads. And it’s a local author so… yay!
What I’m Writing (plus one writing goal)
Revisions on THE WITCH OF HIGHLAND FALLS continue to move ahead. I’ve felt more productive in the last couple weeks than I have in a long time. Unfortunately, that also means that I’ve really tallied up all the revisions that need to be made in order for this MS to feel complete. It is not a short list, y’all! But at the same time, I am excited because, looking back through all the notes from various CPs, I just know that if I take the time to follow their brilliant advice, the story will be that much better. Thanks, awesome CPs!! 🙂
My goal for the next two weeks is to keep on keepin’ on. In other words, same goal as last time: at least an hour of revision time each evening on TWoHF.
What Works for Me
A good writing space! Part of the reason I’ve been so productive in the last week or so is that I have been working on putting together a writing space – a space all my own. What a concept! It’s still a work in progress and my daughter is working on a painting with an inspirational quote for my space so I hope to post pics next time.
What Else is New
It’s time to re-charge! Writer Recharge is your chance for a four-week jump start in the middle of a cold, dreary winter. This is a great mid-winter boost is hosted by Katy Upperman, Alison Miller, Liz Parker, Elodie Nowodazkij, and Sara Biren. Set goals for yourself, check in once a week, and connect with other recharging writers. Go to any of their blogs to find out more and to sign up. (I haven’t gotten that far yet but I AM going to sign up!)
Other than that, not a whole lot going on. Just a lot of running in a hunched-up, try-to-not-freeze mode from my house to my car… car to my job… job to my car… car to the grocery store… you get the idea. 🙂
What’s up with you?