WHAT I’M READING
Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson, for both YA Book Club and YA Buccaneers’ Reading Mutiny Challenge. So far, it’s all things I love about YA contemp – relatable main character, family dynamics and the hint of romance. I’ll post a full review next Tuesday.
WHAT I’M WRITING
I’m happy to report I’m out of the same-chapter trap!
I went over the pages I’d already rewritten and made a few changes – I got rid of a secondary character, changed a few details about another, and added in little pieces of background info. Once I did that, it was like, “bam!” I’m excited about my WIP again! I’m even formulating a query in my head, which is huge, because before I was only drawing a blank.
Now if I could just think of a title…
WHAT ELSE I’VE BEEN UP TO
Watching more terrible movies with my mom and younger brother. This time it was 2003’s THE ROOM, which Wikipedia classifies as an “independent romantic drama,” and which Entertainment Weekly called “The Citizen Kane of bad movies.”
My brother summed it up perfectly afterward:
Let’s never watch that again.
In other news, I macraméd my purse strap! Check it out:
Those two piles of yarn will one day be the body of my bag. In theory.
Also, I decided to teach myself to juggle for this month’s YA Buccaneers’ Dare and while I don’t suck quite as hardcore as when I first started practicing, I’m still not ready to throw up a video of my awesomeness. So here’s a pic that totally makes me look like I know what I’m doing (if you squint and don’t look for more than a second):
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
I know a lot of people mourn the end of summer, but when Labor Day rolls around, I start celebrating things like the promise of sweater days and the anticipation of everything pumpkin flavored. There are few things better than standing outside, shivering in the approaching chill while watching the sun set.
When the leaves start changing colors, expect pictures! My town even has a festival to celebrate it.