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What I'm Reading: Late last night I finished The Statistical Probability Of Love At First Sight by Jennifer Smith.
I have to say the writing was incredible, real, and I was fully absorbed in the story. There were a couple of things that irked me because I come from divorced parents myself, and have experienced much of what Hadley did, and some of her feelings really hit home for me, but other than that I think it was a great read. Next up is The Name of the Star By Maureen Johnson (I know, I'm a little late on this one).
What I'm Writing: The first draft to Restoring Casey is pretty much done. It's exciting and also terrifying because now all the hard work comes into play. I have some serious editing to do in the next few weeks. I do have to say that I was surprised by what came out of writing this story. I'm head over heels in love with it and I love reading certain passages and thinking "I wrote that?" or "Where did that come from?". So yeah, looking forward to finishing it up. I do have to mention that I found a really old notebook I used to write in from about five years ago and...well. It was terrible. The writing was atrocious and embarrassing enough to make me want to burn it. However, I also realized that I've come a long way in my writing and have definitely gotten stronger. I can't wait to find another journal from today five years from now and think the same thing. As a writer, I always want to get better at what I do.
What Inspires Me Right Now: This quote: "I write because I don't know what I think until I read what I say."-Flannery O'Connor.
Writing is like that a lot for me. I'll find myself writing a thought from the character, unaware that it is how I feel about something as well. I love discovering these new things about myself, and my characters through them.
What Else I've Been Up To: Surviving summer break. It's only week one. Yikes. Although, it hasn't been all that bad. I'm sort of just panicking about all the things that might go wrong. I'm trying really hard to make sure my oldest works on his reading and math over the summer so he's not behind on anything by the time school starts, and also going over things with my other little guy who starts kindergarten in the fall. Then there are my girls, gotta make sure they're having fun and learning as well. All I have to say is I'm so glad I'm not a teacher, because my patience wears thin much too quickly. I admire anyone who goes into that profession, you are much braver than I.
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