Reading: I’m finishing up Unrivaled by Alison Noel. I usually associate her with paranormal fiction, but this is a contemporary YA about intrigue, fame, and danger set in Hollywood. The multiple points-of-view are well balanced and make for non-stop interest. I can’t wait for the next book to come out!
Watching: The Walking Dead, even though the last few episodes haven’t been as exciting as usual. Oh well, when TWD gets exciting, that means that beloved characters die, so I think I can live with a little bit of a lull. The Four Continents Championships were also on over the weekend, and it was great to see Nathan Chen do so well. Here’s hoping he quad Lutzes his way to the top of the Olympic podium next year.
Listening: I’m really enjoying the exclusive versions of various songs on XM radio lately. It’s nice to get to hear a different take on a song. The acoustic stuff on The Coffee House channel is really nice stuff to write to. One of my favorites is the Elle King version of “The Weight.” She really has a cool voice for acoustic stuff and I would love to hear her do more of it. I love her country songs, too, though — really, I’m just obsessing over her voice lately. She kind of reminds me of Eva Cassidy in terms of being hard to categorize.
Doing: Signing up for social media as an author. I’m still adding things to my Facebook page and figuring out how to use Twitter.
Planning: Speaking of Twitter, I am learning all about pitch parties. It’s an unconventional way to find an agent, but it’s definitely worth a try.
Writing: A query letter, for when the manuscript is totally ready. Also making some changes here and there based on the feedback I’ve gotten so far from the beta process — but I’m still waiting for some people’s feedback.
Obsessing Over: The awesome dinner the hubby and I are going to have at The Hobbit in Orange. It’s our belated Valentine’s dinner. And no, it has nothing to do with The Lord of the Rings — it’s a French place.