What I’m ReadingI finished THIS LULLABY by Sarah Dessen (SO GOOD! I’m glad I waited until now to read it. I don’t think I would’ve fully understood Remy when I was younger), and now I’m working on THE PARTICULAR SADNESS OF LEMON CAKE by Aimee Bender. My WIP is written in a similar way (first person past tense with a child/preteen narrator), so I’m hoping I can learn a few things from it. I’m also still plugging away at ANNA KARENINA. I’m almost exactly halfway through now, which is exciting. Even though it’s taken me so long, I really do love the book and it's worth the time spent!
What I’m WritingThanks to the YA Buccaneers and their word sprint, I hit 28K pretty quickly. I’ve been on a roll lately (hitting all the fun and dramatic scenes in my WIP definitely helps!), and I wound up surpassing my goal and reaching 31K! I’m hoping to get a lot of writing done today and tomorrow because this next week is busy. People are visiting and I’m driving to Pittsburgh on Tuesday for my job training, so I’ll be there Tues-Thurs. I’ll have a whole hotel room to myself, though, so maybe I can knock out a bunch of words Tuesday night? I’m setting my goal for the upcoming week at 34K, but hopefully I can surpass it.
What Inspires Me Right NowAs I’ve said about twenty times on this blog…wordsprintswordsprintswordsprints! I had such a productive writing session during the last one, and I’m hoping to keep it up.
What Else Is New-I spent the weekend with my best friend from college! We’re both super laid back people, and we
-My dad and I have been fending for ourselves lately. My mom and brother have been visiting my grandma in NY since Wednesday, so we’ve had some…interesting…dinner scenarios. We’ve learned it’s best if we stick to making waffles.
-I’m getting my hair cut tomorrow! I’m constantly changing my hair (even though it’s too short now to really make drastic changes unless I wanted to totally shave it. Which I don’t.) and getting it trimmed up. One of the problems with short hair is it always needs a trim, and if it’s just a tiny bit too long it looks silly and starts sticking out in weird places. So I always get really excited about cutting my hair, to the point where I have a mental countdown and inform anyone who will listen how many days are left on said countdown. (One, in case you were wondering!)
-I finished watching all six seasons of LOST (So. Many. Tears. Way more than the first time I watched), and since evenings have been pretty chill with just me and my dad at home, I've started rewatching Gilmore Girls. My mom and I bond like crazy over this show, and I've decided that I want to be Lorelai when I'm in my thirties (minus the teenage daughter part). I'm already caffeinated enough! I'm currently a Rory (type A, obsessed with books and school, trying to give off some semblance of normalcy even though I'm weird), so it seems like the evolution to Lorelai is only a matter of time.
How’s your Wednesday? I hope it’s wonderful!
|Bonus picture: My dad makes fun of Gilmore Girls, but I totally caught him watching!|