WHAT I’M READING
I finished PEOPLE WHO EAT DARKNESS, which remained unsettling the entire way through. I don’t think I could have read this book if I had kids because I wouldn’t have wanted to let them out of the house for a few days after. It’s a hard fact knowing there are such twisted people out there, many of them just blending in with the rest of us.
I’m currently reading THE GOD OF SMALL THINGS by Arundhati Roy, so I’ll have thoughts on that next week.
WHAT I’M WRITING
I’m working on two projects this month! I think this is the first time I’ve ever tried to do that, so we’ll see how it goes.
The first is my new WIP (“Shannon”) – I slacked a bit this past week and only made it up to page 58, so I’m aiming for a dozen this week on my journey to reach page 100 by the end of the month.
The second is a complete rewrite of an old WIP (“Jules”) – I spent some time hacking at it this past week and my goal is to have the first and second chapters (re)written by next Wednesday.
WHAT ELSE I’VE BEEN UP TO
I’m sure I did something interesting this past week. Maybe.
I’m writing this post while also washing dishes, so my brain is a little scattered at the moment.
I made the questionable decision on Sunday to do a double workout since I missed my regular Saturday workout.
Ouch. I don’t think I’ll do that again soon. Or EVER.
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
My teen brother asked to read some of my writing, which really meant a lot to me, even more so b/c another family member made an offhanded comment about how I’d be published now, if only I worked harder. It really irritated me to hear that because he doesn’t know the first thing about the publishing industry, has never written anything himself, and has no idea the amount of time/energy writers put into every aspect of the process, which is way more complicated than:
Step 1: Write a book one evening when I’ve got a few minutes to spare
Step 2: Call up a publisher the next morning and tell them about my awesome best-seller
Step 3: A few days later, get massive book deal
Step 4: The next week, I see my book there on the shelf – cool!
I’m glad to have my online writer friends who understand the frustrations and triumphs of the process – they make it easier to face the first drafts and the endless revisions!