WHAT I’M READING
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell (image from Goodreads)
Such a perfect cover for a sweet, bittersweet and nostalgic story. Loved all the music mentions; it reminded me of the late 80s/early 90s and my own stacks of cassettes.
WHAT I’M WRITING
Lots of progress on JULES!
After four hours and 20,000 chopped words later, I have something resembling a coherent story!
WHAT ELSE I’VE BEEN UP TO
I attempted to watch the meteor shower, but had no luck. Darn you clouds!
Fighting a trojan that wanted to take over my computer. It took hours to get the stupid thing completely off. It was something called a “bitcoin miner” and I barely know what a bitcoin is. The person who created the virus needs a serious slapping.
Burning coconut. My husband saw a coconut while at the grocery store and since he’d never tried fresh, he decided to buy it. After he made a small mess opening it, I nearly broke my food processor trying to chop it. Since I was growing more and more annoyed with the lengthy process, I didn’t bother to make the pieces uniform. So some of it browned, some of it burned and some of it didn’t seem any different. And oh yeah, my husband doesn’t even like coconut. *facepalm*
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
80’s music video dancing. I found this massive 70s/80s playlist on YouTube last week and I just let it play in the background while I worked. When “Dancing in the Dark” by Bruce Springsteen started playing, I immediately clicked over to watch because of the Courtney Cox part (skip ahead to about 3:20: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=129kuDCQtHs). It’s so cheesy and awesome and it reminds me of being a kid and the fact we all danced unselfconsciously like that.
I want to hang onto that feeling as I continue to spit out my rewrite (my MC is more than a little impulsive) and also while I try to think up a dare for this month’s YA Buccaneer’s Truth and Dare Challenge.