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What I’m Reading – Perhaps my most anticipated book of this year – Just One Year. The amazing Ginger at GReads! is letting me borrow her ARC. In related news, I almost broke my windows shrieking when the package arrived Monday! 🙂 I’m about half-way through and there have been no shortage of swoons moments!!
What I’m Writing – I received some great comments/suggestions from a CP/reader this weekend on The First Drop, so I’ve been working on brainstorming a few holes and making some changes to that. I’ve also been brainstorming my next story. It’s starting to come together nicely. I’m taking a lot of what I’ve learned from TFD, and incorporating it into this new story. Trying to map out the plot a lot better, getting to know my characters and their lives more, and adding more conflict/tension into each scene.
What Else I’ve Been Up To – Packing! I leave for an amazing weekend in a cabin on a lake outside Nashville VERY early Friday morning. I CAN NOT WAIT. Two nights of solid sleep without a baby waking me up. Beautiful views. Some of my favorite friends. Books. Reading time. Writing time. Sleep. (did I mention that already?)
What Inspires Me Right Now – I’ve been a bit low this week. We found out for sure Monday that Sammie will need surgery by the end of the year. This will be her second surgery and she’s only four. Parenting is SO very hard, and this part is the hardest. I want to take her place, but I can’t. I will say that her strength is inspiring. I still freak out when I get blood drawn, she’s a champ at all things medical.
We’re also gearing up to put our house on the market soon. So, we’ve been reorganizing the house, packing things up to have stored in m parent’s basement (yay free storage unit!) and dealing with the finance paperwork to buy a new home. Fun, fun. It’s exciting for our future, but still stressful in the moment.
I mean, these books look sad to be packed up, right?
So, basically, I’ve been somewhat lacking in the inspiration department this week. I know once we get the house actually on the market and I feel some forward momentum instead of this stagnant almost there feeling, things will look brighter.