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What I'm Reading
After getting sucked into a Kindle Daily Deal that I wound up finding fairly dopey (and so I will not be reviewing) I'm back on track with Boy Nobody by Allen Zadoff. I picked up an ARC at the Rochester Teen Book Festival--it's not the kind of thing I think I would have bought, but it looked interesting and I decided to give it a shot. So far I'm really intrigued, and it has the definite bonus factor of very short chapters--great for finding little bits of time to read.
- Goal for the summer: Finish the first (real) draft of my WiP, Last, and do one or two rounds of heavy-duty revisions. Essentially, get this thing to where I can send it to CP/beta readers.
- Goal for this week: Keep adding words! My new-and-improved summer writing schedule is at least 750 words every weekday, weekends off.
- Challenge goal: Yesterday I blew past 1K because I got really into the scene I was writing. I'm going to try for 1K words on four out of my next five writing days (counting today.) If I don't make that, it's ok, but that's my "stretch" goal.
What Else I've Been Up To
Four days in (counting Sunday's short gym run) and I'm still excited about this whole running thing! When you're in the kind of shape I'm in, you start to see improvements pretty fast--so jogging a section of my route that winded me on Monday felt easy-breezy today. Yesterday was a double-distance day, so shifting back down to a single today made it feel like a vacation, not a workout. I'm impatient for the day when I can put in a reasonable workout and run the entire time, but I know I'm getting a tiny bit better every day.
Also, I'm getting used to being sore all the time. It kind of feels good now. Is that normal?
What Inspires Me Right Now
Slow and steady progress, a clean(ish) apartment, and some lovely feedback on the snippet I shared yesterday! Thanks, everyone!