Hey. Something is HAPPENING this week. Okay, a few things, but one in particular has me by the neck:
Transparent will be done.
And by done, I mean the rewrite will be finished. The first draft completed. (Which is really like the 8th draft, but let's face it, a rewrite is a whole new beast.) I'm three-ish chapters from "The End." Can I say it again? It will be DONE this week!
Obviously, this is very exciting to me (and probably only me, sorry about that). It's my first full rewrite ever, and for a while I wondered if I'd ever get there. I started in April—thought I'd easily be done by June's end—and here it is mid-August. Funny how that works.
Rewriting wasn't what I thought it would be, and maybe in a few days I'll attempt to put my thoughts into words. But for now I'm gonna be pretty useless and all around uninteresting. Working does that to me. (Also, I'm sick, but I'm pretending not to be in hopes that it'll just stop. I don't have time for this!)
In the meantime, I'd like to point you to a couple fun places. If you haven't seen on Twitter, I've gotten together with Molly Brewer to host YA Cinema, in which we watch movies and have a virtual slumber party, so to speak. Check it out.
Also, one of my best friends from high school, Kayley, has an incredible cooking blog. She's a professionally trained chef now stay-at-home mom, so she's decided to share her fabulous recipes! Her blog is called Le Cordon Q, and just looking over the pictures will have you salivating.
And once again, Cindy Pon is hosting a MASSIVE book giveaway. Eleven books—winner takes all. I can't resist that many books.... You should also check out the gorgeous art she's commissioned for her books. Sheesh, they're amazing pieces.
So go have fun with those links.
*dives back into rewrites*