On the Blog this week:
- My review of Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
- My panel of indie authors discuss First Drafts and Revisions on my blog post series, The Journey of Self-Publishing
- Check out my monthly Stacking The Shelves for the books I got in May
Books I finished this week:
Books I'm reading now (and some still):
~ Under The Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy (Classics Challenge) ~
427 of 1026 E.E. Cummings poems finished (20 this week)
~ If Only We ~ 22,519 ~
~ Before We Knew ~ 11, 449 ~
~ Whatever This Is ~ outlining ~
You guys..... I have spent the last week WRITING like never before. And guess what? I hit a milestone on my word count for If Only We. And that milestone is... THE 20,000 WORD MARK!!! That's right, the new word count is at 22,519. I am oh so excited. Crossing my fingers for 25,000 at least by next week!
While I'm driving, I always listen to music. This week I've had Flyleaf's self-titled in my CD player. It's a great album... but it triggers ideas for Whatever This Is... and distracts me from If Only We! I just need to find some songs that inspire my current WIP.
Okay, I am really, really, really, really excited for the book For Darkness Shows The Stars by Diana Peterfreund. That cover alone is giving me chills. I just entered several giveaways that included this lovely book... so I'm crossing my fingers that I win, since I really shouldn't be buying any books at the moment. If next weeks hits and I find out I haven't won, I may splurge and get it. But... I'm *trying* to be good. Even though... LOOK AT THAT COVER. Click on it to see it larger. SQUEEEEEEE!!!!!
Still in the process of looking for a job. I was hoping to be able to last Friday but the weather got in the way. I'll be heading out tomorrow since I have the whole day off. Only working 2 days a week should be good incentive to get things done, yet somehow I find myself staying up late and sleeping in and online longer than I would like to be. I did get a lot of writing done, so I can't complain there. I just need to buckle down and prioritize. We all go through those moments, right?
Until next time...