It's time for What's Up Wednesday!
What I'm reading I am still reading "Two Year's Before the Mast" and "A Prayer for Owen Meany. I'm also reading "Life After Theft" by Aprilynne Pike. I loved her "Wings" series and couldn't resist reading her latest work.
The kids and I are still reading "The Story of Doctor Dolittle".
What I'm writing I am still working on the first draft of "Simmer". I tend to have trouble towards the end of my stories. I froze for weeks with my first novel. It's like I start second guessing the rest of the story or something. I did decent on my Ready. Set. Write! goal of writing everyday. I did miss a few days but I made progress and I am feeling much more motivated than I was.
My goal for this week is to:
finish my first draft!
I'm not sure how many words that will end up being but it shouldn't be more than 7k. I refuse to freeze at the end this time.
What Inspires me right now YaBuccaneers! I have been having so much fun with this site the past week. They have writing and reading challenges and a great pirate them which is so fitting since my WIP takes place on the ocean and has pirates.
What Else I've been up to I have been trying to keep my two year old in one piece. How can a kid with a broken leg and a cast up to his hip be so busy? He figured out how to run in his cast (with no balance, I might add) and he can climb as well as ever. Scary.
I am crocheting a blanket for my sister-in-law's baby boy who is due in November. It is a great way to relax after a busy day of chasing my wobbly toddler and keeping up with my other kids.