What I'm Reading I'm still on my reading binge but I think I'm slowly coming out of it. I don't want to come all the way out of it though! Its wonderful to be lost in a book. This week I finished reading Crown of Midnight by Sarah Maas. It is my favorite book so far this year. One of the things that I loved most was that it is written in third person pov, not first. My WIP is in third so I found this to be very encouraging. I also finished Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (and ran right to the library to get the sequel!) and If There is Something to Desire by Vera Pavlova. I am now reading Cinder by Marissa Meyer and then will start Siege and Storm, or vice versa... I'm not sure yet. I made progress on my chapter a day classic, Anna Karenina, worked on some exercises from Writing 21st century fiction by Donald Maas and read some random poetry.
What I'm Writing I set a goal. I want to finish my current WIP by March first. Before that can happen I need to get the evil witch in my story to turn my MC back into a human, or find someone else to do the job. I did make some progress this week, just not enough to get where I need to be for poor MC to be rescued. I am so ready for her to be human. It is much easier to write.
What Inspires Me Right Now I've been haunting a sweet little Carribean style coffee shop on the weekends. It leaves me relaxed and ready to write every time! The last few times I have brought a book to read but I think I'm going to start writing there when I get the chance. It is across the street from the Gulf and has palm trees right by the windows. Oh, and it has great coffee and cute surf board tables! When it is warmer I plan to take my coffee for a walk down the pier.
What Else I'm Up To I'm making hot cocoa and enjoying the Florida snow! I knew it was suppose to be cold and icy today with a chance of snow but whoops and hollers from my oldest son confirmed that there really was snow. He misses Montana and its snowy winters. Thirty minutes after waking up my three children and I were outside. Singing, dancing and slip sliding may have taken place :) My two year old has decided that he likes his winter coat and won't take it off. He has the hood on and I have been informed that he is now a turtle.
What have you been up to?