In an effort to blog more often, I’dve decided to try this blog hop, hosted by Jaime Morrow. So I should be checking in every Wednesday (I will do my best!)
I’m basically floored that it’s already the middle of March. Where is time going? Is there a time thief stealing it? (OMG that’s a great idea for a thing. *writes it down*) Anyhow, it’s the middle of another week. Let’s rock and roll.
WHAT I’M READING
I’m still finishing Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead–I’m at the part where you know who showed up again (not Voldemort) and things are getting scary!–as well as Hold Still by Nina LaCour, and I’m a little more than half-way through The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer audiobook. They’re all awesome! And I have several books on deck, too. I just haven’t a lot of time to read or any brain power left to do so at the end of the day.
WHAT I’M WRITING
I just completed a round of revisions on one project (YA/UF) and I’ve been scribbling the draft of a second book when not working on that. But mostly revisions and world-building have taken up most of my time and brain power. It’s a relief to have that round finished but I feel the book is much stronger for it.
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
Janni Lee Simner’s “Writing For the Long Haul” Series is so inspiring. Writing is a marathon, not a sprint, after all. This is a series of posts from writers in various genres and categories who have been at it for a while, and they discuss different topics like challenging yourself, finding a community, and keeping inspiration alive. It’s definitely worth checking out no matter what, but especially if you’re having a particular difficult writing day or feeling the loneliness of the long-distance writer.
Also, yesterday was Douglas Adams’ birthday and since he’s probably my favorite author (and person I’ve never met?) of all time, I made a quick graphic with a favorite quote of that I find oddly inspiring (using a photo from Maui in the background):
Remember that part where I said I was entrenched in revisions? Yeah. Not a lot else going on because of that, although I did discover and fall in love with the show Leverage.
I also got Harvest Moon: A Tale of Two Cities for DS. It’s not as awesome as I hoped. There are no street urchins or guillotines. I don’t like how you can’t grow crops and raise chickens at the same time. I generally have my little farmer person do both. But the gaming mechanics are better than the first DS HM.
So that’s all that’s up with me? What’s up with you? Happy Middle-of-the-Day-Job Week!