WHAT I’M READING
FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell, which I’m really enjoying.
I saw this list on the Stacked blog of 2014 YA contemporaries and my TBR-list has officially exploded.
WHAT I’M WRITING
Still revising, in total I’m down: 6,613 words
I cut 1,060 of them just on Sunday night while participating in some word sprints hosted by YA Buccaneers. They have them every week, so check their calendar.
I’m trying to get edits done this month and then I don’t want to think about writing until 2014.
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
Drama kids again. My bro and his school competed in the regional round of a one-act festival and came in third, which is awesome. I think they were disappointed about not moving on to the state-level, but they shouldn’t be. They left their school on a bus at FOUR in the morning to ride 170 miles. It was five in the evening when I got my brother’s text after the judges’ results were announced. Then they still had to ride home. That is a long day and it takes amazing dedication and poise to do what they did.
WHAT ELSE I’VE BEEN UP TO
The middle school in my town performed a musical (first time ever!) and it was a lot of fun to watch. There were sixth graders running the lights and sound which was especially impressive to me since at least once a week I think my laptop speakers are broken, when the only problem is that I have headphones plugged in.
Also, the big news:
Adopting two new furry friends.
It’s been four month since my husband and I had to put our beloved fuzzy boy to sleep and for awhile, I couldn’t even think about cats without wanting to cry. So it’s a little scary to open up our hearts/home again.
Note: Frank isn’t snarling, he has a snaggletooth. His little sneer is what won me over. The pic is fuzzy b/c he’s not a fan of cameras, but I’m confident that I’ll eventually get a good self-portrait with him.