What I'm Reading:
I've just started SHIVER by Maggie Stiefvater (yeah, I'm very behind the times, I know) but I don't know if I'm going to keep going with it because I'm not sure I want to get into a series right now. And I had an Amazon splurge the other day, so now I have some sure-to-be-awesome books waiting for me...
What I'm Writing:
My summer writing goals are pretty general (I'll explain why.)
- Finish revising FATE AND OTHER GAMES.
- Start querying.
- Make some good progress on my rewrite.
I don't do very well with specific goals (like "I will write 10k this week!" or "Query by the end of June!") because I stress myself out trying to meet them, and then I feel really disappointed if I don't meet them. I'm also making them pretty general because I don't know exact;y what I'm going to have to do to finish my revisions; maybe they'll be done after this round, or maybe I'll have more to do--you can never know. As for my rewrite, I'm not setting any word or chapter goals for it because I don't know when I'll be able to move on to that, and it's quite possible that when I do get around to it I'll be at the stage where 30 words a day is good progress because these revisions will have killed my brain.
What Inspires Me Right Now:
Very specific this week, but I'm inspired by Leigh Ann Kopans (<--clickedy click because she's lovely!) She's just self-published her first book, ONE, and I've been following her journey from the announcement until now. I've been so impressed with the amount of effort, time, and heart she's put into it all, and how she's approached it. Seeing someone work so hard to achieve their goal is always inspiring, but there's something extra-special about this instance. I don't know what, exactly, but I will say that I got my copy of ONE on Monday (the first self-published book I've ever bought) and I can't wait to read it.
What Else I've Been Up To:
|A pretty picture from my travels|
I also went to the hospital to see the orthodontist this morning, because I have an underbite and crooked teeth and I've been wanting braces for so long...looks like I'll finally be getting them! Yay braces!
Can't wait to see what everyone's goals are and to start cheering everybody on :) As always, hop on over to Jaime's blog to see what everyone else is up to!
*rah means posh. Kate Middleton is rah. Harry and Wills are super rah, dahling.