Time for another Wednesday check-in post for Ready. Set. Write!
Writing Goals -- mid-week progress:
- I've written 1 book review.
- I'm about 2/3 of the way through my fourth edit of The Book.
- Haven't started my new outline. I'm waiting till the edit's done.
- I've written nothing on any other project. Oops.
What I'm Reading
I just finished Archer's Goon by Diana Wynne Jones and Partials by Dan Wells. I'm halfway through After the Snow by S.D. Crockett, and I just started Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza. I need to get to the library soon and pick up I, Robot or just find my copy of Xenocide, which I had started years ago before losing. The reading theme lately has been post-apocalypse and sci-fi.
What I'm Writing
Let's do this a bit differently. You all know I'm on my fourth run of edits on my main project. But what about all those side writings I've had to put on hold? I'm not technically "writing" them right now, but I can introduce them here. The Other Book: it's the other book I'm working on (duh), a YA urban fantasy/dark fantasy. Contracted: my current favorite draft, a long story about assassins and arranged marriage. BRAAAIIINNNSSSSSS: That's not the title; it's just the file name. It's a novella about love and potheads in the zombie apocalypse. Mask: my NaNo novel. And lastly, various random other stuff.
What Else I've Been Up To
Nothing exciting -- just practicing the cello, cleaning my room (an ongoing process), playing video games, making tea, working, gardening, etc. My brother was complaining about a video game storyline, so I gave my theory on how it should have gone. He was impressed with my version. Apparently I'm a genius and should write for video game companies.
What Inspires Me Right Now
Lindsey Stirling, a violinist/dubstep artist. You can find her on YouTube. She very obviously loves music. It's inspiring when I'm trying to remember how I used to love music like that.