What I'm Reading I am still reading Two Year's Before the Mast and A Prayer for Owen Meany. I won an e-book called She Belongs to Me by Carmen De Sousa and while I meant to just look at it and read it later, um yeah... I'm several chapters in now. It is romantic/suspense and it is not an easy read to put down.
What I'm Writing I completed the first draft of Simmer last night (or was it early this morning?). I hope I don't freeze like that at the end of every book I write. I wrote less this month than I usually write in a week but it was still progress and I now have two complete first drafts!
My Ready. Set. Write! goal for the week was to finish the first draft so I nailed it! Yay!
This week my goals are:
- ignore Simmer (no adding, deleting or peeking at it of any sort)
- finish my initial go through of my first book
- make a revision plan (or loose guideline as I do terrible with set plans)
- write the next two episodes of Donut Dwellers.
- watch any documentaries I can find on sailing and pirates.
What Inspires Me Right Now Coffee. Writing most of the night when you have three early rising children has its disadvantages.
What Else I've Been Up Too Another disadvantage of writing most evenings is that I haven't been working out like I used to. I even picked up a few extra pounds of what I call "book weight".
Yeah, I'm not to happy about that. I'm only 5' tall so any extra weight shows, a lot . This week I decided that I didn't have to put up with those pounds and I started working out during the kids nap time. Since my husband is actually home in the evenings now I have been walking after dinner several nights a week. Book weight, be gone!!!