What I’m Reading
A few days ago, I was very, very, very excited to see The Mountaintop School for Dogs and Other Second Chances appear in my mailbox. I mean, I’ve gotten ARCs and review copies before, but still, a girl can be excited, can’t she? I mean, Ellen Cooney actually asked me to review her book. And the ARC came with a note from her publicist: “Thanks for reading and reviewing–enjoy.”
So far, from what I’ve read, the book is fantastic. It centers on Evie, who went to college and passed, but still managed to mess up her life with drugs. Now, she’s looking for a brand-new life, so she signs herself up to train at the Sanctuary. Well, I can’t really say any more, but here’s the back-cover blurb from Amazon: “A novel of a young woman who, despite knowing nothing about animals, signs herself up for dog training school at The Sanctuary, where she discovers that rescue can find even the most hopeless among us and that friends come in all shapes, sizes, and breeds.“
When it comes out on August 5th, you should all go read it!
I’m also working on reviewing The Secret Life of Dog Catchers–and I’m hoping to catch author Shirley Zindler for an interview!
What I’m Writing
Well, I finally started re-writing The CyberWorld. I’ve decided to put Dear Melody aside until the end of August (or at least until my revisions are over). I’ve lowered my word-count goal for Camp NaNoWriMo to 15,000 words, because it’s really just revisions now.
I also want to let myself explore. I have to admit, I fell in love with Evie, the protagonist of The Mountaintop School for Dogs, and I love her style of narrating. She’s just so funny sometimes! 😀 I want to start something new–I mean, I still want to finish Dear Melody–but I just love exploring. And, frankly, I miss writing science fiction. Sometimes, I want to just write vignettes from Bellatris (villain in The CyberWorld)‘s view because I just understand her and can write her like she’s myself, or better.
Okay. So I admit it. Maybe the purpose of this entire section is to tell you that I miss The CyberWorld and all of its characters. And I want to revisit that world. Now. Am I clear? Good. Okay, now don’t tell any of my characters I said anything.
What Inspires Me Right Now
Currently, not a lot. I miss my writing, just on a daily basis, but I’ve been busy. I had three blog posts planned for this week, none of which really worked out, because I didn’t get the time to write them. I love my books (the ones I’m reading!), and I love, love, love Evie. I don’t exactly know why, but I just get her, sort of. I haven’t done drugs or any of the bad stuff she’s trying to put behind her. But I haven’t… oh wait. Sorry.
I keep forgetting I’m not supposed to tell you anything 😀
And on to the next section it is.
What Else I’ve Been Up To
Well, my internship has been going well. I’ve started a blog for it, which is absolutely chock-full of geeky, science-y things I would not like you to know about. Because they are too geeky and science-y for you to stay awake during, while they only make my blood pump faster.
I’ve also been wondering about my blog. I know it’s become a bit… bland. Just Weekend Writing Warriors and What’s Up Wednesday. I mean, it used to be so interesting. And although my stats are good, I just don’t… feel good about my blog. I mean, I think I just need some book reviews, something which is actually not this. What I need is more hours in a day. But… that’s not going to happen.
In a few weeks (July 27th) we’ll be setting off on a family trip–but this time with no wi-fi. 😦 Which means that I will schedule my posts, but I won’t be online for a week. But until then, I will be very extremely active… I hope. I know I kind of popped off the radar yesterday (if anyone even noticed), but I needed a blog-free day, for once. Also, I transcribed over 10,000 words, and my hands were killing me.
Now, I have to go watch Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary Special, so if you’d excuse me…
On a side note, I think I’m getting carpel tunnel.
Have a great week!