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WHAT I'M READING
I read How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff, which was a short but powerful read. I picked it up thanks to a recommendation from April Tucholke, and I don't regret listening to her. It's a great book for voice. The story is told almost conversationally and casually, but somehow it manages to still be beautiful, vivid, and raw. Definitely something to check out if you're into something that falls into a weird between space of coming-of-age, contemporary, and war-survival story or if you'd like to study a well-done voice-driven story.
I'm currently reading THE DREAM THIEVES (Book 2 of The Raven Cycle) by Maggie Stiefvater. Amazing I-owe-her-a-slice-of-my-soul-or-something Mindee Arnett and a generous blogger who went to BEA made it possible for me to get my hands on an ARC of this gorgeous, fantastic book. I've barely started, but man, have I missed the Raven Boys and Blue! The writing is superb. I'm savoring each word.
WHAT I'M WRITING
Honestly, I didn't really write this week. Things got away from me! :( In my defense, I was finishing Siege & Storm and squeeing over the Darkling & Sturmhond with some of my RSW ladies about it, and I finished yet another book. And, uh, I mentioned I have THE DREAM THIEVES now, right?
The bright side is that I think I figured out a plot point or two for both "Luck" and another WIP. Looks like my shower daydream sessions are working again!
Goal: Same as last week - finish the backstory story.
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
|Designed by Steph Baxter / Source: Steph Baxter|
All of you! The What's Up Wednesday posts, the #ReadySetWrite twitter sessions, the general writing tweets have been so inspiring and motivating. It's nice to know everyone has moments of doubt and it's so fun to cheer each other on. Hugs and cookies for everyone!
WHAT ELSE I'VE BEEN UP TO
I feel like this is always the longest section for me. Some exciting things happened after the Fourth of July.
1. I got a new phone! Technically, it's the phone my mom ended up not using - as is my phone case. But that's cool because we bought the phone case in Berlin last year. It is adorable. (You should know that I love bears and took a few years of German in school.)
|By PYLONES / Source: Coolinarium|
2. If my sister is to be believed, I became a unicorn this weekend. Which is to say, I went to get my hair re-dyed and trimmed. Since it's summer and Comic-Con is coming up, I went for something bolder than usual. Translated that means, my hair is now 3-ish colors: my natural black with red color treatment, violet/violet-red, and bright red/pink at the ends. Apparently, I'm pretty dazzling in the sunlight.
|Alz says I look like I dipped my head in red. The Sister says I'm a colorful unicorn.|
3. Yesterday, Loki maybe
|1. Dead bird 2. Suspect 3. "I was just playing!"|
|Poor avian victim. / Source: the Sister|
|The face of a killer? / Source: the Sister|
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