What's Up Wednesday!
What I'm Reading I'm reading Insurgent by Veronica Roth. I'm not sure why it has taken me so long to get to this book as I enjoyed the first one quite a lot My chapter a day classic is Anna Karenina. The kids and I are reading On the Banks of Plum Creek.
What I'm Writing I've been revising Slumber. It feels a bit like rewriting at this point. It is the first novel I wrote and my writing grew so much while drafting it that the first parts and latter parts of the book are vastly different in style. I'm weaving in descriptions, adding dialogue (I apparently didn't use much back when I was starting lol) and making sure my facts match up.
I made progress on the story that resists all titles. Eventually it will have a good one. For now I'll still call it Mirra. My MC is still an inanimate object but she is getting sick of it and is about to try to break the spell... We will see how that goes. I predict that it won't go well. Not at first, anyway. You know, that whole make your protagonist suffer and all that :)
What Inspires Me Right Now Sleeping in on a rainy day. It was one of those mornings where you wake up and wonder if your house was transported to the foot of a waterfall while you were asleep. The sound lulled my two year old into a deep enough sleep that he didn't wake up at his usually 6 A.M. and since he is the one that hauls the older kids out of bed, well it was bliss :) I am not nearly as desperate for coffee as I normally am.
I've also been inspired by #WriterRecharge. It has helped me form some concrete goals for the month and I've made tangible progress in the past few days. Love it!
What Else I've Been Up To
I don't even know. After being sick for over a week I've been trying to catch up on all the household things that didn't get done. Doing school with the kids was about all I managed last week. This week has been much better.