It’s been a busy month for me, and while I have a lot of great ideas for posts, I don’t have the energy to do them justice right now. So, instead of skipping today, I thought I’d do a fast and fun five things Friday. (It’s apparently a thing.)
What I’m Reading
Because I tend to reach for things I’ve already read when life gets stressful, I just finished rereading The Language of Flowers, by Vanessa Diffenbaugh.
What I’m Writing
I’m just about to start seriously editing the last novel I wrote, Not Dead Enough, a YA thriller about a teenager whose boyfriend died in a car accident. But when she starts getting messages from someone claiming to be him, she has to question if she’s being stalked, or if he’s somehow communicating with her.
I’m also writing a novel tentatively called The Cycle about a woman whose children get taken into foster care. She grew up in foster care and group homes. The story is told with dual timelines of her at 13 and 22. Actually, that’s probably what made me think about The Language of Flowers.
What I Read This Week
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty, which I rated 4 stars on Goodreads
Wish Girl by Nikki Loftin, which I rated 4 stars on Goodreads
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, which I rated 4 stars on Goodreads
When I Wasn’t Reading
I was writing, chauffeuring my two sick cats to the veterinarian, finishing some touch up work on the bathroom I painted awhile back, and walking the dog.
Favorite Picture of the Week
What have you been doing this week?
Not Dead Enough sounds really interesting.
That squirrel photo reminds me of something I saw the other day.Two young squirrels were running up and down the base of a tree and jumping over each other, playing like a couple of kittens. It was fun to watch.
I consider them to be my outdoor pets, as well as being entertainment for the cats
[…] In my August edition of “Five Things Friday,” I told you I was just starting the edits on Not Dead Enough. I’m happy to say that I’ve finished the paper read through. Now for the oral read through, and then I’m ready to start querying it… yay! […]