First off –
WHAT I’M READING!
I just beta’d a great book by Steve Bohls, and another by Morgan Shamy.
I’m in the middle of beta’ing for Allie Brennan who shares my Spec Fic agent, Rachel Stout (love her). Only Allie’s book is in the same wheelhouse as what I’m working on (not spec fic like the other two), only GORGEOUS, so it might ruin my writing mojo ;-O
I’m also reading RUINS by Dan Wells, which is the final in that trilogy. I’m in no hurry to finish because it means that world will be over…
My TBR list for the summer is frightening, but at the same time, I can’t wait to REALLY jump in.
WHAT I’M WRITING
So. I sent a proposal (synopsis and 60 pages) to my editor at AW Teen, and so now I’m trying to clean up the full MS. I’m in that phase of LOVE IT! HATE THIS! LOVE THIS! HATE THIS! Which is a really weird place to be in, knowing I’ll probably be turning this over to my editor shortly, lol. Not sure that selling on proposal is for me… Fortunately, even in the I HATE THIS moments, I remember why I wanted to tell this story and I also try and cling to the idea that a few hours ago, or a day ago, I loved this story.
I also accidentally started writing a story that I have NO idea what I might want to do with, and there’s something very freeing about that. I got down about 6K two nights ago, and I know the second I skim over what I’ve written, my fingers will fly, so I’m waiting until I have actual TIME.
WHAT ELSE I’VE BEEN UP TO
Adoptions can be such roller-coasters, and that’s all I’m allowed to say about that.
My kids are officially out of school today! No more packing lunches unless it’s for a picnic!!
My server for my author site is broken, so now I’m switching to GoDaddy hosting, and while GoDaddy is ever helpful, I haven’t carved out time to get it DONE, and I really, really, really, need to get it done. I have no author site at the moment…
FINALLY gave my Instagram account some much needed attention, and I promise to hang out there more 😉
My husband’s job as a prosecutor has been more stressful than normal, making me wonder often WHY DO I LIVE IN THIS PLACE WITH SUCH HORRIBLE PEOPLE. Though, no matter where we lived, with him in that line of work, those thoughts would cross my mind.
I’ve also been “building” paths through the acre of woods we own. Kiddos have put benches out there on the pathways and it’s been all kinds of fun. This is my new “running” place, which is good because now that kiddos are home from school, my range is greatly shortened.
I LOVE SUMMER.
Oh! Almost forgot. Giving stuff away HERE.
WHAT’S INSPIRING ME?
Again. Working on craft.
Also – remembering to LOVE my characters. When I really know my characters, I have to tell their story.
And that’s. What’s. Up.
What are you all up to?