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WHAT I'M READING
I finished Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea over the weekend. If you're looking for a YA gothic with the right blend of swoon and creep, plus an absolutely gorgeous atmosphere, then check this one out. The voice is also fantastic.
I've just started ALL OUR YESTERDAYS, and I'm still reading a friend's MS, which is getting really interesting. I am in love with the world and mythology.
WHAT I'M WRITING
Still nothing...BUT! I had a Shiny New Idea that's actually an addition to an old idea, and goodness am I excited about it. So given that, I think this means I am indeed participating in NaNoWriMo this year, and I'll probably be writing this idea.
If you're participating in NaNoWriMo too, friend me! I'm kangaru.
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
Hamlet. There are so many lovely turns of phrase. There's a reason it's so oft-quoted! (Also, it is my favorite Shakespearean play...out of the few that I've read.)
WHAT ELSE I'VE BEEN UP TO
Last week, I got to meet 2 lovely Twitter/writer friends, Cat (@catyorkc) and Corrie (@corrieshatto)!
|We joked about roses and Pride & Prejudice. Cat actually followed through.|
I've been talking to Cat for maybe a year now (mostly squeeing about books we love), and I started talking to Corrie earlier this year. As often is the case, it was so fun meeting both of them in person and hearing not only about their writing but also their other interests. For example, Corrie and I watch an embarrassing (okay but not really because we just love TV, okay?) amount of TV.
This weekend, the Sister and I went out in search of a pumpkin patch because the Sister has decided she would like to tackle pumpkin carving again - though she swore it off after her first ever attempt 2 years ago.
|The Sister's first carving: R2-D2|
So we went to a pumpkin patch, and the Sister said it was her first time at one! News to me too.
Finally, two of my friends are going to be running the Nike Women's (half) Marathon this weekend in San Francisco. I'm not going with them, but I'll be cheering them on!
Q4U: What's up with you?