WHAT I’M READING
The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey
Who’s completely freaked out now?
I pretty much held my breath through the entire book. So much fear, loneliness, anxiety…yet still determination and hope.
WHAT I’M WRITING
I’m still trucking along on my Jules rewrite. The parts I’m working on now are straight up NEW, not just tweaking/revising. It’s been interesting to dig deeper into the relationship between Jules and Jesse. How they go from this point:
I glared at Jesse and his eyes met mine, but instead of the cockiness I expected, he seemed embarrassed as he quickly looked away. A lone butterfly flapped around in my stomach and I mentally willed it to die because there was no way in hell I’d ever soften toward Jesse Macken. Not after what he did to me freshman year.
To falling completely in love.
WHAT ELSE I’VE BEEN UP TO
Remembering random TV shows.
Way back in the summer of 1992, there was a teen soap called Swan’s Crossing. Me, my older brother, and a few people we knew all watched it. Other than confirmation from bro and Wikipedia that I did not imagine this show with Sarah Michelle Gellar and bumbling bad guys, I feel like I imagined it because I can barely find info about it. Does anyone else remember this one?
Thinking of my YA Buccaneers September dare: Doing a handstand!* Be prepared for video in a few weeks, people! I’m sure my husband will enjoy watching me fall over many times.
Discovering a tree outside my local library that looks amusingly like some shaggy-headed animal.
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
My work contract was renewed! Sunday marked four years since I became an independent contractor and it’s the longest I’ve ever stayed with any job. I love, LOVE (did I mention LOVE?) the freedom and flexibility of working from home.
*Disclaimer: I’ve done handstands before, but not for many, many years (and never very well), so this is basically a test to see if I can briefly hang upside down without breaking something (an arm, the ground, etc.)