What I'm reading:
I just finished Beth Revis' Science Fiction trilogy with her Shades of Earth. It was a fun, action-packed sci-fi adventure and I thoroughly enjoyed the entire trilogy. Book Three wasn't really my favorite but I had to follow Amy and Elder though to the end. Now I've got two books going, The Art of Racing in The Rain (loaned by my neighbor) which so far is told through the POV of a dog named Enzo. It didn't hold me enough right of the bat to keep me from picking up a second book from my TBR pile which is Rachel Cohn and David Leviathan's Dash & Lily's Book of Dares. I loved Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist and this book has all the same markers combined with quirky New York dialogue and wit. I'm going to fly through it I'm sure.
What I'm writing:
If you're a regular visitor you know that the only thing on my writing plate these days is my edit of Sing To The Wind - the book soon to be known as something else. These first round edits are due early June. I'm making good progress, but the panic is starting to set in a wee bit. A day off work may be in order one day soon.
|My old school hand-marked manuscript is on the left, what I've gotten through is to the right.|
What Else I've Been Up To:
See above. Hah. Well beyond that, I've taken stitches out of a horse's rear end. Mowed some grass. I'm going to hear a five man quartet this weekend. (So you caught that did you? I don't know either!) The fun new project for this week and maybe the remainder of the school year is my morning commute picture. Now that I have a nice phone with a good camera I've been snapping one pic a day and posting it before I start work. Perhaps I'll start a hashtag - I think I will! #morningcommute will be it if you want to check out future photos.
What Inspires Me Right Now:
I received an amazing appreciative letter from a former student this week. It's fueling me through this dreaded end of the year and inspiring me to continue being the teacher she wrote about in her letter. Do you want a quote? Here you go:
"At times I honestly felt like you supported me even more than I believed I could myself. So thank you so much for sitting there with me and talking about anything. Really, just thank you so much. I can't accurately express what it meant to me."
No Becca, it's me who can't accurately express MY THANKS. Wow. You know?
So, what's up with you?