1) What I'm Reading
Or rather what I haven't been reading. For shame on me. Honestly, Cress is a great book so far. I love it and I love the whole series so far. It's just been pushed down to the bottom on priority list while other things have risen to the top.
2) What I'm Writing
Now this I can write a lot about. I've been doing the second draft of rebellious witchy story, writing up a short story on zombies, and going over an old series I started writing as a teen which I'm just revising and rewriting for myself as the moment. It's something I'm not exactly sure about getting published in the future. But it was one of the first things I ever worked on and I suddenly got back into the whole world and the characters at Easter and been working on it ever since. The stories were really short too so it hasn't taken long. I'm also hoping to squeeze some time in for Beast Inside. It's a stage closer writing wise and I wanna keep going on it! Really work towards making this year I get it finally ready for querying!
3) What Else I've Been Up To
Half term began last Friday and up until yesterday I was in Darlington celebrating Pete's sister's 18th and spending time with his family. It was my first every motorway trip too! I'm still digging driving. It's so amazing! We're already planning a couple of summer holiday trips!
More maths revision too! Fun times! I have the test on Saturday and spending every single day doing a practice test and making more notes. On the plus side I'm passing these practice ones now so maybe this time I'll actually get the mark I need. I was two marks away from passing last time. How annoying!
I've also taken up another hobby. I'm seriously into craftiness at the moment. I'm sewing, making my own cards, and now I've got back into drawing. It's something that's been quite relaxing at night and it reminds me of the awesome Art GCSE days where we constantly hung around in the art building working in our sketchbooks. The teachers were awesome. They always had their doors open so we could come in, hang around and draw.
4) What Inspires Me Right Now
Getting back into an old project has been quite inspiring. It's nice working on something that I don't feel I need to rush. I'm really pushing Beast Inside because that's always been the first story I thought I had a chance at publishing with and a story I didn't think was silly to try and share. This old project I started writing as a teenager isn't perfect. It's rubbish at times (lots of times) but it's been sort of a way to chill out and enjoy writing for fun. It's something I probably wouldn't want to see on shelves but it's been nice working on a world and characters I know a lot about and really loved at one point.
Also the playlist is inspiring. It's full of 70s and 80s songs which is strange because the stories aren't even set in the 80s but they all suit the story and it keeps me writing. It's a very long playlist but here are a few of the songs:
Fright Night - J. Geils Band
Cherry Bomb - The Runaways
Shadows of the Night - Pat Benatar
Life on Mars - David Bowie