- 1 review so far
- More of Contracted written
- Still haven't transferred those pages from longhand to computer
- Still need to start that Prologue edit.
What I'm reading
I'm finishing up After the Snow, and I'm about halfway through The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm. I also got the Nook book of Mrs. Cavendish's Home for Boys and Girls. Sometimes there are those books that you need to stay up all night reading. That was one of them. Also I was afraid that I would have nightmares if I didn't finish it (I may have nightmares anyway).
I'm pretty sure it confirmed every suspicion I had as a child that there was a Great Adult Conspiracy and that Santa was really an evil taskmaster and if you weren't perfect and good, he would take you away and force you to work in his toy factory. (I at one point believed that his "elves" were stolen children who were forever frozen at that age, and who had been kidnapped for being "bad.") Not that Santa features in the book at all -- but if you read it, you'll know what I mean.
Sometimes there are also those books that seem to come into your life at a divinely appointed moment, because they help you with something that you couldn't have foreseen until you cracked that first page. I believe the ebook sale may still be going on over at the author's website. I strongly advise lovers of MG, horror, humor, and good writing to check it out.
What I'm writing
I'm still working on Contracted, writing these blogposts, and writing my Examiner reviews. I'm thinking of adding a "My Writing" page to the blog, with links to my writing on this blog and outside. I've also started a "Saturday Sharing" series of posts, where I post excerpts of my writing. Hmm. We'll see how long that lasts.
What else I've been up to
I just came back from The Vacation From Hell (hence my late post). One of these seems to happen at least once a year.
I have also tried to up my standards on my cello practicing. I need to get rid of the defeatist attitude. No matter how many times I "learn" and perform a piece, I'll never be finished with it. So why try? You see where that line of reasoning leads. Nope, nope, nope. I have a senior recital, a Bach prelude, and a Chopin sonata to do.
What inspires me right now
Frankly? Not much. I'm in one of my I Hate the World and Everything In It But My Cat moods. However, this video managed to cheer me up/redeem my faith in humanity a bit.