What I'm reading
This week, I read Elantris by Brandon Sanderson and The Assassin's Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke. I really enjoyed both! Now I'm reading Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig, whose blog I've been following for a while because it's freakin' hilarious (seriously, check out his post about the varied emotional stages of writing a book...). Blackbirds is gritty, intense and original!
What I'm writing
I'm still drafting my YA UF (SO close to the end!) and doing some plotting work on my next project. I'm also making a revision plan for my YA post-apocalyptic - I got my first feedback on the draft, and it doesn't completely suck! Hooray! :D
What inspires me right now
Getting confidence back in my YA post-apocalyptic book! I've never felt so conflicted about finishing a book as I did with this one, but thanks to the feedback I got, I've started to figure out how to fix all the problems and it actually seems do-able! I've mentioned before that my writing tends to take a nose-dive in the winter months due to a combination of SAD and being stuck indoors all the time, but surprisingly, this draft came out relatively intact. Uh...possibly because it's about the end of the world, and is intense and angsty. So, there's that. But on the bright side, I have a plan, and I'm ready to start revising! ^_^
What else I've been up to
I went to stay with my boyfriend for a few days, and we went to watch The Book Thief, which was so good! We also went back to Lancaster for a gig on Saturday, which was...strange. I've only been there once since I graduated, and it's weird not being a student anymore. I seriously miss it. BUT, I got some fantastic news when I was there - the Editorial Director of Entangled Ignite was looking for new assistants. I've been interning with Entangled for the past ten months and I was absolutely thrilled to be promoted to Assistant Editor! And I've received my first manuscript to work on already! :D
Only downside is that whenever I go away, the universe sends out a signal for ALL THE THINGS to fall on my head, and my internet decided to be awkward for a few days. So I'm still playing catch-up! But it's all good!