WHAT I’M READING
Let the SummySeries commence!
I finished THERE WILL BE BEARS by Ryan Gebhart. I didn’t expect the hunting parts to be so graphic and that was a bit of a turn-off for me, but I enjoyed Tyson’s relationship with his Gramps. I also liked that the grandpa was rough and tumble tough – he reminded me of my own “Pa.”
Currently reading: POINTE by Brandy Colbert. There are sentences/sections that have made my stomach twist and I have a feeling I’ll be haunted by this story for a long time.
I might miss a few WUWs b/c of JULES edits, so here’s a list of what is next in my TBR-stack:
SIDE EFFECTS MAY VARY by Julie Murphy
BEFORE I FALL by Lauren Oliver (Yes, I’m FINALLY getting to it, after all these years and I can’t wait!)
My June will mostly consist of YA contemp which is happy making 🙂
I know, I know, I haven’t read any series so far, but patience. Patience.
Still working on my JULES revision. I should get this as a tattoo since it has been going on so long.
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
I discovered that I write better in the mornings. By “better,” I mean I’m more productive because I feel fresh and not like I just finished day-job stuff and I’m sitting down with my WIP out of obligation.
I’m also trying to “unschedule” myself. My husband has gotten on me before about how I unnecessarily stress myself out with my to-do lists and he’s right. Hear that, honey? YOU ARE RIGHT. So I’m trying to be chill this summer and hopefully it’ll carry over to the fall and beyond. Not to say I won’t still have my desk calendar because I have a terrible memory. I can leave the apartment knowing I have to stop at the post office a few blocks away and by the first stop sign, it has already slipped my mind. My mom is the same way, so I get it honestly.
WHAT ELSE I’VE BEEN UP TO
I strained my hip flexor doing yoga. Boo! I’m better now, but I think I’m giving up on yoga once and for all. I’ve tried to force myself into liking it for years, but I just don’t. I think it’s because I’m fidgety and incapable of shutting off my brain, so I never truly relax. I’d much rather kick or punch things or cardio myself into exhaustion 🙂
Attending my younger brother’s high school graduation. My baby brother is a high school graduate. *gets teary*