What I’m reading:
In paperback, I’ve got This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith. It is exactly what I love in a contemporary YA romance. It makes me swoon and cringe and laugh and want to move to the coast so, so, SO bad. Even if that coast is in Maine.
On my kindle, I’m reading Dragonfly by Leigh Talbert Moore. I always love Leigh’s books, so I knew I would enjoy this one. I actually was trying to wait till the end of the series to read this, so I wouldn’t get through it and the sequel and then have to wait for more. But I suppose if I were to do that successfully, I probably shouldn’t have bought it when it came out so it could sit on my kindle mocking me every time I looked for something new to read. It’s fantastic.
And, finally, in audio, I’m listening to Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill. It’s creepy and weird, and I’m thoroughly enjoying it.
What I’m writing:
I’m getting Incubus, Episode Three ready to give y’all. I’m very excited about this episode.
Also: Shiny. New. Project. Top secret. Only one person besides me knows anything about it, and she knows next to nothing. It’s been a long time since I’ve worked on something that was just my own, that nobody else was anticipating. It’s a rush, and I wonder how long I can hold it in before spilling the secret.
What inspires me right now:
A while back, I got so busy writing my own books and editing clients’ books and formatting books and being so immersed in the world of books for work that I had nearly lost the ability to just read for fun. To get lost in a book and a new world, let the words and their story wrap around me like a warm blanket. Reading has always been my escape and my relaxation, but I’d gotten so incredibly busy that I felt guilty any time I read a book just for pleasure, because there was always something else lurking in the background that I should be doing. That is the one downside to working for myself – work starts to seep into everything until it’s always on my mind. I had a hard time reading a book just for fun instead of looking at it with an editor’s eye.
So about the time I moved, I cut my work load way back. I make less money now, but I also can just enjoy the magic of words again.
And they are magical.
What else I’ve been doing:
Well, we finally closed on our house last week. Huzzah! And we used part of the money to completely pay off student loans. Double huzzah! It’s pretty much the highlight of the month.