I finished Across A Star-Swept Sea which I LOVED. I heart everything I've ever read by Diana Peterfreund. I also finished Save the Cat finally. Now I'm reading Transparent by Natalie Whipple, another UF similar to my WIP with great world building, and I'm starting Story Engineering by Larry Brooks.
On Monday I did chapters 1-4 again- reading through and adding a few bits. Then on Tuesday I had a lot of revisions to do on chapters 4-7. Today, chapter 8, which will take awhile because I need to add a brand new scene which I'm not too sure on at the moment, I just know I need it there.
What Inspires Me Right Now
There's a few books coming out this year that I've had the privilege to read before they were actual books. I swear I'm probably as excited about these books getting published as I will be when one of my own gets there. Check out Behind the Scenes by Dahlia Adler and Damsel Distressed by Kelsey Macke on Goodreads. Also, my CP Michelle Merrill over at Perfecting the Craft is self-publishing her YA novel called Changing Fate about a girl with cystic fibrosis in May. I can't wait until these books come out!
What Else I've Been Up To
I forgot all about Valentine's Day in last weeks post even though I got my favoritest present ever- chocolate covered strawberries. Yum! The hubs and I also went out and saw The Monuments Men which was a great story even though it felt a bit choppy to me. Last week, I took the kids to my parents house so we could hang out with my mom before her hip surgery which was on Friday. It went well and she should be leaving the hospital today. Hopefully, this surgery will make the pain she has been suffering through for months finally go away.
Also, I finished season 4 of Downton Abbey and started a new show Star-Crossed because, yanno, the CW is like a drug to me. (Not gonna lie, I totally heard Edward Cullen's voice in my head right then. "The CW is like my own personal brand of heroine.") Also, Matt Lanter.