WHAT I’M READING
NEVER GO BACK by Lee Child
It’s the 18th book in a series about an ex-MP. There’s a certain sense of formula to every story – good guy comes in and kicks bad guy butt – but I still devour each one. I think sometimes we all need a “happy ending,” whether it’s in action form or something like a Hallmark movie.
WHAT I’M WRITING
I’m about halfway done with my rewrite! I decided to go through the last half (already written, but a mess) and cut some parts that no longer fit the story. I chopped about 13k!
Now it’s time to put my head down and charge through the rest of this draft by the end of the month.
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
I’ve lost a few hours this week browsing craft sites and videos full of bags made out of pillowcases and cute no-sew skirts and all kinds of awesome, homemade goodness that people came up with.
I’m hoping to get my craft on after I finish my rewrite. Meaning, mostly I just want to cut things up and smash them back together because it looks like fun.
WHAT ELSE I’VE BEEN UP TO
Last Friday, my grandmother was in town so I got to visit with her for a few hours. A group of us were at a restaurant and as we were leaving, a man at the table beside ours asked my dad something like, “How old is your elderly friend?” (meaning my grandmother’s husband). My dad told him 92 and the man said, “Hmm, only a year older than me!”
The next day, I was in the grocery store and the customer in front of me in line was telling the cashier how he was 92.
If I live to be in my 90s, you better believe I’ll tell anyone within earshot how old I am because:
In other news, I baked cookies for my younger brother’s drama club fundraiser. Malt chocolate chip.
After I’d decided what to make, my husband picked up a box of brownie mix. I told him, no, I’m making cookies. And he said, “I know, but I want brownies. With homemade peanut butter frosting.”
Needless to say, I pretty much ate baked goods the entire weekend.
Not that I’m complaining…