Wednesday, March 5, 2014
What's Up Wednesday/Writer Recharge final post
What I'm Reading
ALL OF THE THINGS. AGAIN. I finished THE EMPEROR'S CHILDREN for my Contemporary Novels class (and have to do a presentation on it in a few weeks, aah!) and gave up on Denis Johnson's SEEK. I read about 100 pages and couldn't do it anymore. Too boring. As for fun books, I finished and reviewed LEGEND by Marie Lu. I also read (and will be reviewing soon) SHATTER ME by Tahereh Mafi, LEAP OF FAITH by Jamie Blair, and THE MAGICIAN'S NEPHEW (the first Narnia book) by C. S. Lewis. I've been super excited about reading lately!
Currently I'm reading DEAR LIFE, Alice Munro's latest short story collection, for school. I also ordered some books from Amazon that should be coming soon!
What I'm Writing
I've been so preoccupied with all the books for school and fun that I haven't done much writing. I'm slowly working through a short story I started a month ago, and I love my main character, which helps. I've also started coming up with some new ideas for travel essays and short stories, which I'm saving up in a "to-be-written" list for future writing pieces.
I did reach most of my Writer Recharge goals, though! I wrote both my long and short travel essays as well as my critical paper on THE CORRECTIONS. I'm almost finished with my "Big Sister" short story revisions (and may have even found a real title to replace this stupid temporary one!). Sticking to the writing schedule was tougher...it's still a work-in-progress. One step at a time, I guess! :)
What Inspires Me Right Now
Spring break! The day after tomorrow, I will be homeward bound! I can't wait to see my family (but I CAN wait for the endless stream of doctors appointments I have to go to while I'm home...that's the problem with living so far away from your doctors/dentists) and relax for a while.
What Else Is New?
I can't believe it's MARCH. The semester looks a LOT shorter from this side of February, that's for sure. And since it's March, all this snow needs to go away. It's not funny anymore, Mother Nature!!!
How was your week? Have you read any of the books I talked about today? As sick of the snow as I am?