WHAT I'M READING
I am giggling my way through Lauren Morrill's MEANT TO BE. This book is so much fun. "Wooooooo!"
WHAT I'M WRITING
Well...not much at the moment but I'm thinking a lot. I know this sounds a lot like procrastination, but truthfully the thinking/dreaming part of my process is just as important as any other. Although I do get really impatient with it - especially when I go on Twitter and see the amazing word counts some of my writer pals have been clocking. I have to remind myself that I'll be there soon. I will. I just came off of two months in the revision trenches and always find the transition from revising to drafting a little challenging. I also have to remind myself to have fun with the first draft. Play. I will tell you this. It's YA. And told from the POV of a character I adore and a new character I'm falling in love with and I'm really looking forward to it!!
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
Being in New Jersey. The night-time sky. The chance to see the Atlantic Ocean up close and personal again. Oh, and pizza.
WHAT ELSE I'VE BEEN UP TO
My small, all-girl, private high school is closing its doors after 88 years. In order to raise funds to settle some still outstanding bills, the alumni association had a multi-year class reunion. Class reunions are not my thing. I'm still besties with a handful of girls from my school so there hasn't been any reason to go back. It's amazing though how all those old insecurities appear when the word 'reunion' pops up but the timing was right, so we decided to go for it. I am soooooooo glad I did this!! The reunion was held at the school and walking those halls, as an adult (with a glass of wine in hand) was oddly dream-like. And so much FUN.
Here's me at my senior year locker:
I've also been to the Jersey shore doing my bit to boost the economy after Superstorm Sandy...
And putting my toes in the sand....
What have you been up to??