on WRITING/REVISING: So, uh…about that Black Moment.
*whistles* *averts to corner of room*
Yeah. Writing this week did not happen as often as Alison would like. Life had to take a front burner and I did not get near the revising done that I wanted to. L Unfortunately, I have weeks like that. It’s frustrating. It’s discouraging. BUT, I just reset my goals and try again for next week.
How about you? Did YOU meet your writing goals for the week?
on READING: After sending off forty-ish pages to a CP last Sunday, I rewarded myself with the end of Bitterblue. Could I have spent that time revising? Yes. But I also feel rewards are important. And so while I’m a little frustrated and disappointed with myself for not meeting my writing goals for this week, I can’t be a self-slave driver all the time. And man, was that reward worth it! I loved, loved, loved BITTERBLUE!
Currently I’m reading this
And it’s AWESOME. Also, I won an ARC of it in a Rebecca Behren’s giveaway. Have you stopped by Rebecca’s blog? She’s a YA/MG writer repped by Suzie Townsend and her blog is chock-full of awesome writer tips and incredibly inspiring posts. Personally, I love stopping by her blog for posts such as “Hemingway slept here”(15 Writers’ bedrooms), and she points me to where I can purchase stuff like
has the entire text of The Great Gatsby on the poster
So. COOL. Plus, Rebecca is just an amazing person, one I’m so glad to have gotten to know through blogging!
Find any cool sites lately? What have YOU been reading?
on FAMILY: Last Saturday, the family had a most fun and successful beach trip, so fun and successful that we prepped for a return trip Sunday. And we were almost in the car until the thirteen year old and eight year old couldn’t postpone their game of tag two seconds longer. One missed tag and a couch stub later, my daughter broke her toe. And can’t play soccer or dance for two weeks. L
BUT, silver lining, she could’ve broken her foot. Or worse. And been out of commission a heck of a lot longer. And the husband and I were able to run a ton of necessary errands. And there’ll be other beach days.
This weekend my son has three soccer games, my daughter has two, and the husband has one. Apparently, I’ll be watching a lot of fütbol (and LOVING it). And Sunday, I’ll be sporting my Celek jersey and will be glued to some serious American FOOTBALL.
What are YOUR plans this weekend?
on OTHER STUFF: My Explorer is still sick and in recovery, but I should have it back today. And not having a car wasn’t terrible. I could walk to my tutoring sessions (and get my exercise!), I had wonderful company on the ride to and from school. And my mother lent me her car on occasion when I needed one. But I will be VERY HAPPY to have my own wheels back.
And my kiddos and husband spoiled me with an Amazon gift card for my birthday. Mentally, I’ve already spent it. On these…
Happy Friday! And have a WONDERFUL weekend!