Here’s what I’ve been doing in April. I’ve decided to switch up a few of the categories because the old ones were getting boring.
I’m Currently . . .
Reading: A Guide to being Born by Ramona Ausubel.
Listening to: Spirits by The Strumbellas and Giants by Matt Nathanson. I think both of these songs are extremely well-written. Check them out if you haven’t heard them yet.
Stalking: Falconer’s Library. Wendy writes really good posts, and her blog needs more love. Go follow it.
Eating: Low-fat pudding. I want to lose weight, but life’s not worth living without chocolate.
Blogging: I’ve been experimenting with my book reviews. Have you noticed that some of the recent ones are slightly longer and include a tiny bit more discussion of the books’ themes? I have a theory that nobody actually reads long reviews on blogs, so we’ll see how it goes. The changes are pretty subtle. I want my reviews to have depth, but I don't want them to sound like essays.
Enjoying: Spring break! Well, I live in Colorado, so “spring” doesn’t mean what you think it does.
Looking forward to: My full-book workshop at my next school residency. I’ve been editing short stories, essays, and poetry for years, but I don’t have much experience with critiquing full-length novels-in-progress. It should be interesting.
Exercising: I’ve been walking 1-2 miles a day on a 12% treadmill incline. I’ve also found a free 7-minute workout app made by Wahoo. I had no idea how long 7 minutes was until that app started kicking my butt.
Wishing for: Warmer weather. I want to go hiking.
Obsessing over: The Unwind series by Neal Shusterman. I’m actually going to read an entire series, guys. Be proud of me. This doesn’t usually happen. I don’t have a series-length attention span.
Learning: To trust my instincts.
Laughing at: I usually try to keep naughty words off the blog, but I’m immature enough that I burst out laughing when I saw this meme:
What have you been doing in April?