What I'm Reading:
I don't know if you guys were aware of this, but Amazon and Barnes and Noble are having a huge sale on their YA novels to promote readership. I got some really great titles for a fraction of the cost. Right now I'm reading the Emily Chambers trilogy by C.J. Archer. I finished The Medium yesterday and
dove right into Possession last night. They are delightful, well written stories with a ghostly romance and creepy demons. Definitely check it out.
What I'm Writing:
I've been hard at work in order to reach my Ready. Set. Write! Goal. I'm 193 pages through my hard copy revisions. Only 86 more to go. I know for some this is super fast, and even for me it is a bit breezier than usual, but that's partly because I'm one of those writers who tends to revise as I'm working on my first draft (gasp). I know, I know, according to many other writer's advice, you're supposed to hold back until the very first draft is done. But I just can't! Especially on those days when I have a hard time getting into a new scene, I'll go back and revise what I already have to work up the creative juices. And you know what? It works for me. And when it comes to writing you have to figure out what it is that gets you writing and do it. I really don't care what it is as long as you're moving forward and progressing in your work. Isn't that all that matters? My goal is to pretty much be completely done with revisions my next Wednesday (hard copy) and start typing them up. (Fingers crossed.)
What Inspires Me Right Now:
This quote: "Be happy for no reason, like a child. If you are happy for a reason, you're in trouble, because that reason can be taken from you." -Deepak Chopra. One of my goals this year was to be more happy and to focus on the now instead of daydreaming about the future. So far I've been good, I appreciate what I have more and realize that if certain things come to pass, they won't necessarily make me happy, but they'll add to the happiness I already feel when it comes to my life.
What Else I've Been Up To:
This weekend was a blast. We had my husband's brother and his family come up for a visit and we got some sun time when we to a local lake and ate delicious food. I also now have a great memory involving Rhianna's Umbrella song and my husband and his brother doing the Just Dance 4 Kinect version. I haven't laughed that hard in a while.
What have you been up to?