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WHAT I'M READING
Still working on 17 & Gone, but I have a bunch of books ready after. I have Gillian Flynn's Dark Places, Adrienne Kress' Outcast, Leigh Bardugo's Siege & Storm, and so on and so forth!
WHAT I'M WRITING
Okay, I'm kind of failing at this. I barely wrote at all this past week (see, low goals are my friend), and I'm not really sure why - other than I was reading a bit more and doing some trip planning. Oh and I got hit with a crazy allergy attack over the weekend, and the medication basically made me a sleep monster.
The bright side is I did pick up some research-related books from the library and read some folklore, which is supposed to help me write the folktale-ish backstory thing I was writing. I also think I figured out a few plot points for a totally different project, so yay!
Goal: Still the 500 words, but hopefully I actually finish the folktale thing by next update!
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
The warm weather! I love summer and sunshine. It puts me in a good mood and generally makes me a more motivated individual!
|Coffee gelato! YUM!|
Also, the craziness that went down last night in regards to the Texas abortion bill SB5. It was inspiring to see so many people caring about politics and speaking out on women's rights, and Senator Wendy Davis' BAMF filibustering was straight up incredible. Here's a good recap by Joyfulldreams: joyfulldreams' Fillibuster Recap
WHAT ELSE I'VE BEEN UP TO
More movies! In particular, the sister and I watched World War Z, which was solidly entertaining - a fun summer zombie flick that is more thriller than horror.
Interwebby things! As in firstly, you might recall I was a bridesmaid for one of my best friends back in March, and I posted some photos about it. Well, my friend's wedding was recently featured on Style Me Pretty!
- Check out the article and gallery here: Palm Springs Wedding from Docuvitae + Bash, Please
Secondly, the Sister submitted a post to Buzzfeed about the interestingly-shaped ships in Man of Steel. I promise it's not spoilery, though it's probably a little PG-13. Seriously though, we can't be the only people who had these thoughts (and found it funny)!
- Take a gander if you will: It’s Not a Bird. It’s Not a Plane. It’s...
Planning! Planning all the things - like wardrobe & housing for Comic Con, plane tickets for SF Outsidelands, possibly there will be a Vegas trip somewhere in there... Oh, AND...
Thanks to impulsive late night decisions & the sister's general plotting, we're probably going to see this Shakespearean play starring one Tom Hiddleston in early 2014...
|Art Direction: Matt Dixon/ Portrait by Spencer Murphy|
Source: Coriolanus - Donmar via Behance
...LIVE - like in THE UK. Um, yeah. IS THIS REAL LIFE? WHAT???
Ahem, so anyway, I'd like to make one of my other summer goals to be to sleep earlier. I'm failing that as I type this, so I'm going to leave now. Hope the rest of you are making better progress than I am with your WIPs!
Q4U: So how are the rest of you doing with Ready.Set.Write? Is anyone doing Camp NaNoWriMo in July? Anyone else going to Comic Con / have tips / have suggestions on what the heck I should wear?