What I’m Reading
This week, I finished up The Mountaintop School for Dogs and Other Second Chances by Ellen Cooney. It’s out August 5th, so be ready! My review for that should be up sometime this week (fingers crossed!). I also posted my book review for The Secret Life of Dog Catchers by Shirley Zindler, and had the pleasure of interviewing her. She’s a fantastic woman, and I’m so glad to have stumbled across her book! 😀
Currently, I’m reading Beowulf. As the summer draws to a close, my summer reading must get done. 🙂 I’ve planned out a crash-course reading of it, so I can finish it this week. On Sunday, our entire family is leaving for a trip–without wifi 😥 Ah, well. Lots of reading to be done. I’m planning on reading the Something Strange and Deadly Trilogy by Susan Dennard. I recently won a copy of her latest book, Strange and Ever After, and I’m hoping it’ll come in before we leave! I also have to read Grendel, which is sort of a companion book to Beowulf, for school, so I’m probably going to do that on the trip, too.
What I’m Writing
Well, I’ve actually not been writing a lot (again!). I’ve been steadily working on those CyberWorld rewrites, though! Dear Melody is still on hold, so we’ll see when that picks up again.
I’ve planned to finish all of my rewrite on the cruise–hopefully there won’t be that much to actually rewrite. 😛
What Inspires Me Right Now
Well, I’ve been listening to a lot of podcasts for my summer internship, and they’ve actually given me a lot of great ideas! I’ve also been learning about a lot of the science I really should have already educated myself on for my sci-fi novel.
Other than that, my cabin mates over at Camp NaNoWriMo have been amazing, as usual.
But I think the biggest motivator of all is the world itself. The world–yes the world, not just the characters–is really starting to develop a feel of its own, and resolving plot problems is actually fun and creative work!
What Else I’ve Been Up To
Not much, actually. I’ve been taking some summer classes so I can get ahead in school, so I have finals coming up. Also, we’re limited on items for our trip, and that means I can only take my Kindle to read on (and hopefully Strange and Ever After), so I’ve been racing against the clock to finish Beowulf. I’m doing 60 pages per day, plus annotations and analysis, which is pretty tiring.
I think I’m getting carpel tunnel. In addition to typing up transcripts all day, I come home to more blogging and writing. So my arm hurts. And I can’t type a whole lot.
Speaking of which, my shoulder is hurting right now. Which is probably why this post feels really rushed. Sorry 😦
Well, I know this has been a rather fast post, but good night (in my case), and have a great week, everybody!