What I’m Reading:
I’m currently wrapping up Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos by R.L. LaFevers (better known to most of you as the author of the unbelievably awesome Grave Mercy and Dark Triumph). It’s a really fun read and I’ll most likely read the rest of the series, but I definitely prefer her YA books. I’ve been trying to read more middle grade because of my aspiration to teach middle school, but I definitely prefer YA in general because kissing.
I also started reading Uses for Boys by Erica Lorraine Scheidt. I was already planning to read it for the Debut Author Challenge, but the whole kerfluffle around it piqued my interest, as well.
What I’m Writing:
I’m still trying to draft FIRE, although my main focus has returned to SHARDS and polishing that up since I got one set of CP notes back and the things Caitlin pointed out were things I was thinking I should fix. (Also, huge props to Caitlin for taking time away from her schoolwork to give me a lightning-fast crit. Although it sounds like I might have been doing her a favor, heh.)
What Inspires Me Right Now:
I’ve been super frustrated with FIRE, but I dug out an anthology of primary sources about the Spanish Inquisition I kept from college
because I’m a huge nerd and it’s been helping me get excited about the story again. I’m hoping to finish the first draft this summer.
What Else I’ve Been Up To:
Working. Trying not to freak out about cover letters, which are actually more terrifying to me than querying. (In fact, querying sounds downright relaxing compared to applying for jobs.) Catching up on all of my TV shows now that they’re all over for the season
and not being sorry at all that I spammed Twitter with my Grey’s tweets last night.
It’s an exciting life I lead.