What I'm reading: I am reading "Code Name Verity" by Elizabeth Wein. I will hopefully finish it today. Stay posted for a reveiw! I never just read one book at a time so I am also reading "Looking for Alaska" by John Green.
What I'm Writing: I am still revising my first novel. I will be at it for some time ,I think. I'm also working on "Simmer" my YA dystopian story that runs parallel to my first book (but this one has pirates!). I am going to draft the rest of it during JuNoWriMo. I wrote one short story for a children's magazine. Now I need to get brave enough to submit it and write another one so I can meet my goal of writing two stories for magazines this month.
What inspires me right now: I am finding the end of the school year and the warm (hot!) weather to be inspiring. It makes me want to slow down and enjoy the summer with my children. I am also inspired by the online writer's community. You guys help me stay on track!
What else I've been up too:
- I have been trying to carve out some time for crocheting. It is so relaxing and sometimes my brain needs to do something that isn't word related.
- We are almost done with school for the year. We have one reading lesson and a few math pages, then we are done!!! The extra time will hopefully be spent at the beach and the pool. I also really want to make a "rainy day" tote full of craft supplies that only come out when we are stuck inside. I am so excited that my kids are old enough for more crafts now.
- I've been working on replacing most of the foods on our pantry with the healthiest version possible. We are eating lots of fresh ingredients and much less processed food. I struggle with finding time to work out so I've been fitting small routines in during the day as much as I can.