It’s been AGES since I did this!! So happy 😀
What I’m Reading:
When my brain and heart hurt from YA angst, I read regency. This book was written by a friend of a friend, and once Mike saw a ship on the cover, he was like – We’re reading this one together! So we are. It’s slow going, but I’m writing like MAD, so this is about my speed right now. So far? Super fun. Also. Wanna learn how to up the sexual tension between your characters w/o a lot of touching or sex? (at least at first) read regency b/c they aren’t hardly allowed to LOOK at one another, and still, TENSION…
What I’m Writing:
I’m writing like crazy on Mia Josephs books right now ;-D For the Love of Music series. One is out (Blurring the Lines). The second is getting ready for beta #2 (Chasing the Music), and the third I’m drafting (Finding the Dream). I’m looking forward to jumping back into one of my YAs, but it’ll probably be a month or so.
What Else I’m Up To:
My husband was adopted and we were only VERY recently (July) allowed access to original documents for him to find his birth family. We did. And they’d been looking for him for a very long time. Needless to say, it’s been overwhelming and fun and awesome and exciting and all of those good things. His birth dad made a trip up to Alaska almost immediately, and we got to meet him, his wife, and Mike’s brother who is a college student in California. We figure that Mike didn’t have his toys torn up my Matt and Matt wasn’t forced to wear a big brother’s hand-me-downs, so it’s a win 😉 Mike also has three sisters In Idaho and Utah we’re hoping to meet this fall!! And has chatted with his birth mother and several other family members. So yeah. Exciting stuff! (Also my hardback released early, so we had to take a fieldtrip to Barnes while the new family visited)
What inspires me?
I’m in this Facebook group online, and people are always talking about writer’s block, and how to get excited about jumping into edits or revisions or simply working on drafting their MS. RIght now the soundtrack to Luther is inspiring me (my YA anyway) and the Black Keys are helping me with my Mia books. Also. PINTEREST. I’m serious. I love Pinterest. I’m visual, so having boards that help me gather my thoughts on my books is beyond awesome.
Also. Hard work. I talk about that here.
What have you all been up to lately??