Yikes, it feels like weeks ago that I was panicking about it being 2014. Now it’s August. This whole year has basically been one long stretch of me panicking about how quickly time is flying past, and I’m still feeling that panic.
But I’m here. Back home in my cosy little website after some time away. So let’s slow it down and get back into the swing of things, shall we?
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What I’m Reading
The last few weeks have been a bit chaotic, but remarkably, my reading habits have remained steady throughout.
My favourite read lately has been THE FALCONER by Elizabeth May, a fast-paced crossover historical fantasy novel. It’s the story of Kam, a debutante who keeps ditching dances and tea appointments so she can hunt down faeries across steampunk Victorian-era Scotland.
If that description doesn’t sell you on this story, I’m not sure what else I can do. STEAMPUNK SCOTLAND. FANTASTICALLY-RESEARCHED CELTIC MYTHOLOGY. SPOT-ON SCOTTISH ACCENTS.
I looooveeee it. I love the UK cover, too. It’s so fiery and beautiful.
Now, onto The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater, which so far has been giving me similar feelings of Celtic pride. It captures the island life perfectly.
What I’m Writing
I’m still in the end stretch of my WIP, which got waylaid a bit during the last few weeks when Iv was unable to get any writing done. Still close to the finish line.
I’m actually in that odd stage of intense writing where things like exercise and sleep fall by the wayside. That’s great in some ways, but it has obvious knock-on effzzZZZzzzzzz
What Inspires Me
I’m just going to use this space to post cute dog photos today. Here we go, have Mac (my labrador) and Gizmo (my parents’ Lhaso Apso) after a very brief falling out.
Also, a bonus picture of the port town of Ullapool.
What Else I’ve Been Up To
I’ve been involved in some fun little Twitter projects where I hear my own accent recorded, and the accents of those I know. That’s been very cool.
My running’s been on pause lately due to injury, but I’ve been doing long stretches of walking instead which challenges me in different ways.
All in all, I’m just kinda chillin’. Taking things slow. I’m looking forward to catching up on what everyone’s been up to!