It's time for Alex J. Cavanaugh's Insecure Writer's Support Group and Erin and Jaimie's What's Up Wednesday!
I'm going to start with my IWSG post.
I'm not sure what happened to August. It is frightening how quickly it flew past. I was content where I was last month but this month is different. This month I have more responsibilities then I do time. I've also realized just how much work I have to do to get "Slumber" from a raw first draft to the story I want it to be. Now I just have to figure out how to get it there. My world building feels weak and my main character is missing that "spark", the one I feel in my favorite books but I can't seem to create in my own. All I can do is keep learning, writing and read, read, read and hope that it all falls into place. Its a bit intimidating. Some days I wonder if I don't have the talent to pull off what it is I am trying to do.
Now for What's Up Wednesday!
What I've Been Reading Hmm, what have I been reading? A lot.. I read Delirium by Lauren Oliver in one day. Yup. I loved it. (Her character had a decent amount of the "spark" I referred to earlier.) I'm now reading The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater (I love you, NetGalley!), Dark Road Home by Elizabeth Ludwig, and Structuring Your Novel by K.M.Weiland. Tomorrow I will be starting Rebellious Heart by Jody Hedlund.
What I've Been Writing Nothing :( I've had a terrible writing week.
What Inspires Me Right Now I have been finding a lot of inspiration at Jody Hedlund's blog. I will be sharing why she inspires me tomorrow so please stop by. There will be a giveaway for a copy of Rebellious Heart!
What Else I've Been Up To We had our first day of school yesterday so my days are now filled with lesson planning and trying to infect my little ones with a love for learning. My sister and cousin are still visiting so we've been marathoning Once Upon a Time and going for lots of long walks and runs. Today we are hoping to go down to the beach early enough to find sand dollars and other sorts of sea shells.
I've also been helping other's promote books whenever I can. I love it!
That's pretty much everything... (except for drinking lots of coffee. I've been doing that too!)