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WHAT I’M READING: I am currently rereading I’LL GIVE YOU THE SUN (JANDY NELSON). I don’t often reread books, but I
bullied persuaded my IRL book club to read it and, oh darn,
I have to read it again. #twistmyarm Anyway, it’s even more amazing the second
time around. I’m also reading THE ALEX CROW (Andrew Smith) which I hadn’t
planned to read so soon, but after the whole stupid interview drama that went
down with him a few weeks ago (please don’t get me started—I’m so Team Andrew),
I had to pick it up at the library as soon as it was available. I’ve devoured
and loved several other Andrew Smith works of art. This one is just as fabulous so
WHAT I’M WRITING: My query. Which involves a lot of screen staring and me getting mad at myself. Heh.
WHAT WORKS FOR ME: I sent out my story to readers about a week and a half ago and three of the seven have already finished. That in itself is compliment enough. And the support and feedback I’ve received so far on this story have been overwhelmingly positive, incredibly supportive, and just so, so encouraging. I have some big things to fix, but I just cannot even explain how much it means to have people so behind me and wanting to help me and just enjoying my story. I don’t know if the current WiP will ever go anywhere, but it’s just a great comfort and joy to know that something I created is something other people love to read.
On top of that, one of my CPs sent me a text Saturday telling me she was up until 4:30 AM reading my story because she couldn’t put it down. Seriously the BEST COMPLIMENT EVER. One that will sustain me for MONTHS.
So, yeah. Lucky, LUCKY writer here.
WHAT ELSE I’VE BEEN UP TO: Since I last posted? So much. Obviously I finished my revisions (for now). We celebrated my daughter’s 16th birthday, Pi Day, and the hubs and I went to a super fun murder mystery dinner last weekend to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. And of course there’s the 30th anniversary of The Breakfast Club. Soccer season kicked into high gear and since my daughter plays and my husband coaches, I’m watching tons of soccer and I LOVE IT. And next week is spring break so I’m excited just to hang out with the family.
That’s what’s up in my little world. What’s up on YOUR Wednesday?!