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WHAT I'M READING
As most of you who follow me on Twitter already know, I've been on a bit of a Roller Derby kick lately. I've been fascinated with it for a while, but it got kicked up a notch when a couple of gals out on the Trail noticed me
careening blazing along on my skates and asked me to join the local
Roller Derby team. (Ummm....WANT. But I bruise really, REALLY easily and some
of those girls are vicious.)
So I still haven't made up my mind about joining the team, but when one of the gals mentioned that it was the book WHIP IT that got her into Derby in the first place, I did a double take. "It's a BOOK, why didn't I know it was a book?!?" I'd seen the movie, and loved it, but I didn't know it was based on a book. So as soon as I got home, I clickedy clicked it onto my Kindle and devoured it in ONE NIGHT.
And it was just as fun as the movie. So if you loved the movie, you are probably going to love the book too!
WHAT I'M WRITING
I am pleased to announce I am finally making some progress on my revisions. I'm not fond of revising, so I had set my new(ish) NA book ISIS aside to stew until I could figure out how to incorporate some of the fabulous feedback I got back from a couple of Publishers. But I'm back. (In black) I am hoping to have the revised draft done by the end of June. It's ambitious, I know, but I really, really want to have this sucker done. *
*Done, does not mean "done" as nothing is ever really done in this business, but you know what I meant.
I've also made some progress on my latest MS, because
1) I CAN'T seem to put it down and 2) I've visited some absolutely fantastic historical sites recently that are just begging to be in the book. Well, I think it's actually my characters doing the begging, but I left that part out due to the fact that I am not at all inclined to being permanently committed. (You know how I feel about commitment.)
WHAT ELSE I'VE BEEN UP TO
Well, I am now Officially in a band. (Again.) Yes, I never seem to learn. But I think this project will be a lot of fun. And yes, I am dating the lead guitar player. *grin* So nothing new there. But I've been writing songs with a crazy sense of urgency. And we are having so much fun in the process, that I do think it's worth the time I have been
wasting dedicating. And the amount of pain I am currently suffering by typing with band aid laden fingers on all 5 digits of my guitar hand.
Oh, and we went for a really cool hike to Deep Hole recently. Deep Hole is a natural spring along the beautiful Myakka River. It is over 100 feet deep in the center and it boasts a wealth of wildlife year-round. As the river level declines, animals flock to the spring to bask in the coolness. Sometimes, over 300 alligators can be found taking refuge in Deep Hole. Often they are so packed that you could walk across on their backs. At night all you see is eye-shine. Now of course I am dying to paddle my kayak through there at night. (And I think it goes without saying that these Wild Places always inspire me.)