WHAT I’M READING
I’m usually in the middle of reading several things and as I’ve been unpacking, of course I’m discovering all kinds of goodies. So this week finds me in the midst of Kody Keplinger’s A MIDSUMMER’S NIGHTMARE. I really enjoy Keplinger’s command of voice and her flawed characters. Plus the snark is so strong with this one!
WHAT I’M WRITING
Some of my writer pals took a gander at a makeout scene from the short story I’m drafting. I kept the freaking out to a minimum thanks to some excellent advice to distract myself with video games. Apparently, I was worried for absolutely nothing because their comments were stellar. Like, tear-inducing. Like, I was doing a Charlie Brown-style happy dance.
And these writers are super-talented and brutally honest, so I know they weren’t just blowing smoke. So between that boost of encouragement and dedicated writing sprints, this thing should be a wrap in a couple of weeks.
WHAT WORKS FOR ME
Lately: Asking for feedback. Releasing that stuff into the wild and letting other people take a peek. Trying not to discourage myself so much that I stop dead in my tracks. Writing something every day, even if it’s just a sentence. Offering support to other writers.
WHAT ELSE I’VE BEEN UP TO
- Getting new furniture
- Crafting cover letters
- Trying to figure out how to be a grown up