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*dusts off blog*
What I’m Reading
Right now I’m reading Strands of Bronze and Gold for my Debut Author Challenge. I’m actually not all that familiar with the Bluebeard story (which the book is a retelling of) so I’m reading it purely from a historical fiction standpoint and I have no idea where it’s going. All I know so far is M. Bernard is creepy and I’m not really connecting with Sophia quite yet. But the setting (1855 Mississippi) is interesting.
What I’m Writing
I’ve written maybe 1000 words since I last posted. So obviously the writing hasn’t been happening lately. I’ve been working basically full-time and unpacking in between that and when I’m not doing either of those things I’m sleeping. Although now that things have settled back down I’m ready to write words. Lots and lots of words.
But I probably won’t finish the first draft of FIRE this summer like I’d planned, so I’ll just be content with getting what I can.
What Inspires Me Right Now
Right now the only thing inspiring me is sleep, to be honest.
What Else I’m Up To
I moved into a house last week with my best friend and her boyfriend. It’s…interesting. We knew it wasn’t going to be a fantastically perfect house because it’s old, but the place was completely trashed when we walked in – holes in the wall, a squirrel in the walls, trash in the garage and basement. So we’ve been working with the property managers to get some of these things fixed and meanwhile we’ve been discovering various quirks. Like last night my roommate B decided to melt butter in the microwave while popping popcorn, and it turns out running the microwave and air popper at the same time shuts off our internet.
I did go see Train last week with my sister, though, so that was fun. Especially the part where I totally embarrassed her by dancing to the 80s/90s pop songs playing during intermission.
And as previously mentioned, I’ve been working basically full-time because it’s back to school season and I think my coworkers and I are all steadily losing our minds.
What have you all been up to?