What I'm Reading I am finally reading a Sarah Dessen novel! I found "This Lullaby" at a second hand shop I am enjoying her style. It seems that I never make the time to read classic literature so I decided to follow in Jaime Morrow's footsteps and start reading through them a chapter a day. I am starting with "Two Years Before the Mast" by Richard Henry Dana. I am six chapters in and the portrait it paints about the life of a sailor is captivating. My WIP takes place in a fleet of merchant ships so I thought it would be a fitting choice. My children and I are reading "The Story of Doctor Dolittle." by Hugh Lofting. They seem to be enjoying it, especially my animal loving daughter.
What I'm Writing I had a horrible writing week. Just horrible. I was sick for most of the week and then my kids caught it too. I didn't accomplish any of my Ready. Set. WRITE. goals for last week. I did a lot of brainstorming on ideas to add depth to my WIP and I read a lot about revising. Hopefully this week will be better! My goals are much like they were last week. I want to:
- Add 5k to my WIP
- Go through a scene a day of my first book
- research sailing, tides and merchant vessels
What Else I've Been Up To I have been cuddling sick kids and wiping drippy noses. That's pretty much it...
What Inspires Me Right Now Today I am inspired by the clean half of my living room. It gives me hope that the whole thing will look decent soon. I'm also inspired by a head that has finally stopped hurting. Writing goals, watch out! I am ready to tackle you!