What I'm Reading
Yesterday I finished reading "The Raven Boy's "by Maggie Stiefvater. I love her writing style. The characters in this book are amazing. I am now reading "The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd. I haven't quite formed an opinion on it yet.
I'm also reading "The House At Pooh Corner" by A.A Milne to my children. They love it! At first my six year old was sceptical. He thought he was getting to old for "Pooh Bear". I have lost track of how many times he has giggled during this book. I love that it entertains all three of my children and that they beg for it every night.
What I'm Writing
I am working on my second novel "Simmer". I have added over 15,000 words to it so for this month thanks to my participation in JuNoWriMo. Fel Wetzig at The Peasant's Revolt interviewed me about my book and writing habits. If you would like to read it you can go here.
What Else I've Been Up To
I've been running the craft section at a local vacation Bible school. Yesterday I made over 100 yarn tails for today's craft! Between that and writing and my kids I seem to be pretty busy.
What Inspires Me Right Now
A.A Milne's insightful and classic writing has really been inspiring me this week. As I mentioned earlier, I am reading "The House at Pooh Corner" to my children. I have read bits and pieces of the original "Pooh" stories before but this is my first time actually reading one of the books. I am loving it as much as my children. The writing is descriptive, the characters have so much presence and I find myself giggling along with my children. No wonder these stories have been popular for so many years. I would love to be able to write such magical children's stories.
Here is one of my favorite quotes so far:
"Pooh began to feel a little more comfortable, because when you are a Bear of Very Little Brain, and you Think of Things, you sometimes find that a Thing which seemed very Thingish inside of you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it."
Kids story or not, there is a lot of truth in this quote!