What I’m Reading
I’ve just finished UNRAVEL ME by Tahareh Mafi, which I enjoyed, and now I have a host of new books to chose from — I’m looking forward to Chuck Wendig’s THE BLUE BLAZES in particular. (ARC Provided by Angry Robot.)
What I’m Writing
I’ve just passed the 30k mark on Leviathan Rises, and the voice is finally starting to feel solid. I managed to go back and fix the first chapter, which had been not-quite-right for a while, and now I’m working on the rest.
This story is proving tricky because I wrote those 30k haphazardly: jumping around the timeline, skipping to exciting scenes, writing sections with no idea where they’ll fit. Now that I’m on the end stretch, I need to go back and pull it all together into solid chapters, and that’s rough going.
Worth it, though. I really love this ridiculous oddball of a story.
What Inspires Me Right Now
I’m on a musical kick! Mostly listening to Fall Out Boy’s new album Save Rock and Roll, and this gorgeous track by a new musical find, the band Les Friction:
“This force is in love with you. It wants you safe. It wants you well.”
What Else I’ve Been Up To
I’m thinking very seriously about doing my theory test in the near future, and I’ve been studying for it in my spare moments.
I’m also trying to eat healthier — more fruit, less sweets, more water, no fizzy juice, and multivitamins ahoy. It’s working reasonably well, my sleep is settling down and I’m more aware of issues with my blood sugar level. I just need to up my exercise amounts to go along with the new regime.
Last but not least, I’m playing the free horror game Ib. I wasn’t convinced an 8-bit game but be creepy, but I’ve jumped out of my seat a few times. It’s a great little game.