What I'm Reading: Still working through a re-read of the The Raven Boys. I got Siege & Storm in the mail, but I haven't unpacked my books yet, so I can't re-read Shadow & Bone. I think maybe I should read books more slowly so I don't have to reread. I also picked up Nobody But Us. I'm going to be flying to Denver this afternoon for the AIA (American Institute of Architects) tradeshow, so I'm hoping fro some reading time on the plane.
What I'm Writing: Still plugging away at Stars & Stripes. Somehow I managed 6,919 words (almost 7,000!) last week. So I beat my goal and will be okay if I don't get as much in this week due to aforementioned tradeshow. My goal for this week is to do some revising of the scenes I've been writing. Normally I don't write and revise at the same time, but as I'm doing a full rewrite of my NaNo project, I want this draft to count a little more, plus it's really helping me figure out my characters. So this week's goal: Revise chapters 13-15. Write chapter 16. We'll see if that happens :)
What Else I've Been Up To: We finally finished unpacking the living room last week. I still need to get to the office/book shelves and do some work on the dining room, but the house is starting to look like we live in it! Also, my husband has been cooking. It's changing my life. Thank God for this sizeable kitchen!
|Butternut squash pizza made by the Mister.|
What's Inspiring Me Now: This is so corny, but I'm inspired by one of my characters--Captain Greybar. He's just, oh, I love him. He's not my main character or even really a sub-main, though there are a few chapters from his POV. Here's a snippet of him in conversation (and also a great summary of the story I'm working on):
“This war is much more than a fight to uphold or abolish slavery, it goes far beyond the foundations of economies. Rebel Seers, unhappy with the government’s iron grip on their lives, have stepped into our country’s growing tensions and brought forth the fire of war. They don’t want states’ rights or a Confederacy. They want to burn our country to the ground and remake it in their own image. They won’t stop with the South. They intend to create a new world order, and the only way to stop them is to crush their rebellion completely.”
What about you? How's your week been? What are your writing goals for the upcoming week?