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What I’m Reading:
I’m about a quarter of the way through Mystic City by Theo Lawrence. Reading time has been rare lately, so I’m working through this one in fits and spurts. The unique version of Manhattan in this story is proving to be an interesting setting so far.
What I’m Writing:
This week, I revised eight scenes, which wrapped up Act 2 of my WIP. Now I’m in the middle of one of my favorite scenes. Pardon me while I squeal a bit. I'm hoping that maybe, perhaps, possibly I might be done round two of revisions sometime in the next couple weeks. That should be feasible, but we'll see.
What Inspires Me Right Now:
|Check out those pasty legs!|
On Sunday, my husband ran his fifteenth marathon and placed 3rd! He’s been aiming to break into the top three at our provincial marathon for a long time now, and he finally did it. He also finished with his best time ever, 2:50:39. For the record, running 26 miles/42k in less than three hours is fast. Of course, I was screaming my head off because I was so excited to see him coming down the homestretch in third place. All right, all right, I scream my head off no matter how he ranks, but this time was special.
My son ran the 10k race in 53:55 and placed 172nd out of 1229 people, most of whom were adults. He inherited his dad’s passion for running and is hoping that maybe next year he can do his first half marathon.
I’ve compared running and writing in blog posts before, because both require practice, dedication, and perseverance. Watching my boys put their training into effect makes me incredibly proud and inspires me to apply the same passion and persistence to my writing.
|Look! It's a teapot tree!|
What Else I’ve Been Up To:
Working on more curriculum, going for coffee with the in-laws, getting a crap ton of housecleaning done, going for supper at our favourite 1950s diner, visiting our favourite coffee & tea shop which happens to be just down the street from said diner, Skyping with Jaime, watching Ender’s Game and loving it even more the second time.
How was your week?