WHAT I’M READING
I read More Than Music by Liz Briggs, which was a fun NA novel about a fictional music competition.
Currently reading: Paper Towns by John Green
WHAT I’M WRITING
Before Bootcamp started, I worked on the same scene in JULES for pretty much eternity. Then I finished it and promptly cut it because it just didn’t work. But it’s like I HAD TO write it, so I could realize it didn’t work and move on.
If that makes sense.
This week I’m working on a couple new scenes and once I’m finished with those, it’s mostly just revising existing content and I can’t wait to get to that.
No more drafting, please.
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
I finished the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy by Laini Taylor and it was beautiful and epic and full of lovely imagery. After I finished, I dug out a fantasy novel I’d started and abandoned a long time ago. It’s an incomplete mess, but the foundation is there and I sorta love it, so I added a few pages of notes for when I get a chance to really dig in.
I like fantasy, but it’s hard for me, both to read and write, because my brain is a little too literal. If I’ve never actually seen something, my mind can’t conjure it. Like hobbits. Now that there are movies showing them to me, I get it. But before that…
WHAT ELSE I’VE BEEN UP TO
I mentioned last week that I’ve been re-watching Blossom and it’s really weird when actors that are well-known for other characters show up in bit parts. In a Very Special Episode, Brian Krakow* brought a gun to school. And Ross Geller** was a 26-year-old married ex-con who dated Six (who was only 16). There is so much wrong with that scenario that I don’t even know where to begin.
I’m compiling a fall-themed music playlist, so let me know if you have any suggestions. I’ve got some of the more obvious like Harvest Moon by Neil Young and September by Earth, Wind & Fire, but I want MOAR. So please help. Thank you 🙂
*My So-Called Life (which is another show I need to rewatch at some point)