What's Up Wednesday: Vitamin D Edition
Here's how it works:
WHAT'S UP WEDNESDAY
WHAT I'M READING
I'm going to have to buy this book.
Next up: finish my re-read of THE OUTSIDERS.
WHAT I'M WRITING
I have to admit that I haven't been writing much over the last week unless you count press releases and newsletter articles for work. Which I don't. I started reading through BEAUTIFUL BIRD and have been doing more thinking about it than actual revision. For instance, because this was a NaNo book and I pretty much pantsed the whole thing, the opening doesn't really work. Not only was it long and somewhat aimless, whole conversations occurred that hadn't actually occured farther into the manuscript. I have been able to determine at which point the story begins, however, which is a major accomplishment.
WHAT ELSE I'VE BEEN UP TO
Spring has finally arrived in Minnesota! We've been enjoying warmer temps and sunshine and guess what? Mt. Plowzer is GONE!
|Birdy on Mt. Plowzer's last day|
Birdy started gymnastics again last week, so we've been juggling that with Toad's Cub Scouts and piano lessons. Saturday she had a birthday party at roller rink in town that still looks exactly like it did back in the 80s. While she was there, Toad and I spent some time searching for treasures at Half-Price Books and Goodwill. He scored an awesome classics comics collection and I found FIFTEEN by Beverly Cleary and FOREVER by Judy Blume.
I've also been busy formulating a plan - a business plan, that is. I've decided to offer freelance editing services. Right now I'm going to focus on YA and NA fiction to start, since this will be a part-time gig, and go from there. I'm very excited for this new adventure and have already booked my first client. More details soon.
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
Spring. Lovely weather, warmer temperatures, delightful breezes. Birdsong, especially from the chickadees. Birdy pointing to the trees in the backyard and calling, "Look! Leaves!" Sunshine, oh, especially the sunshine (although it won't be long, I'm sure, until I'm longing for a dreary, gray, rainy day or a thunderstorm).
This has been such a long winter. I'm so grateful to finally be able to sit out on our front porch and drink in the world around me.
So tell me, what's up with you? How's the weather where you are?