Reading: The Girl in Between by Laekan Zea Kemp. The story of a young girl with Sleeping Beauty Syndrome who goes to a place in her mind where a mysterious boy waits during her sleeping episodes. It is a very creative take on a disorder that isn’t well known, and I’m really enjoying how the story is shaping up — or, should I say, stories, since there are things going on in the real world and in Bryn’s mind…and I can’t decide which one is more interesting!
Watching: The Curse of Oak Island on The History Channel. Yes, we get played every week, when the revelations are anything but the treasure we all want to see — but those cliffhangers keep me coming back for more. Tuesday will be the season finale — maybe this time, we’ll get what we’ve all been waiting for over the course of four seasons. I have a little more confidence this time around, especially after they dated some of the wood they dug up to 17th or 18th century. For those of you unfamiliar with the Oak Island mystery, the Wikipedia page provides a good summary of the history of the case. Warning: once you go down the rabbit hole, you will be obsessed!
Doing: Spring cleaning, a little early. Now that my beta readers have On Thin Ice, and I am in book limbo, I’m catching up on some cleaning and organizing. Time to tackle the dreaded master bedroom closet.
Planning: A short story for an anthology submission. More soon. 😉 Also planning out the graphics and photos that will be decorating this website shortly.
Writing: I’m using this lull in the revision process of On Thin Ice to write some blog posts and doing some research for The Lion and the Eagle. While I’m not “in the thick of it” with any of my writing projects right now, I am gearing up to do a big rewrite of my alternate history. It’s nice to take a partial break and do a bunch of history reading.
Obsessing Over: The tiny little black swan necklace from Swarovski that my husband got me for Valentine’s Day. It’s adorable!