I finished Of Triton and then blew through Eldest by Christopher Paolini. It was a reread for me so I skimmed a lot of it because sheesh, it's way longer than it needs to be. One of these days I'll read the last two of the series but right now I'm reading White Cat by Holly Black. This book has been on my radar since I started plucking YA off the shelves a few years ago but I never got around to reading it. Then a CP recommended it to me for world building help, so yeah. This is me, diving in.
I'm almost done my manuscript read-thru. I've got some ideas and I'm starting to get excited about these changes even though they're big ones. There's this tiny voice inside doubting it all (changing stuff will only bring new problems, the voice says) but I keep telling it to shush.
What Inspires Me Right Now
People who are smarter than me. No joke. Sometimes I feel like the biggest idiot who ever tried to string two words together on a page. (How does everyone else know the right thing to do and I keep missing the mark?) And yet, these people are kind enough to help a girl out, whether it's blog posts, critiques, books... and I couldn't do this thing without them. I would never get better, even if it feels like by inches sometimes, without them. So thank you!
What Else I've Been Up To
For some reason my computer won't take iTunes anymore. My hubs worked on it for hours and hours but to no avail. So he put iTunes on our very unused laptop. This is great and all, but it means I had to erase my playlists and start over from scratch on three devices since I apparently can't have iTunes on two different computers. So I've been listening to a lot of music trying to recreate my playlists. This has been going on for over a week and I'm still doing it. What can I say, I love my tunes. (Currently listening to some Italian opera)
What have you been up to?