Wednesday, November 6, 2013

What's Up Wednesday

Hosted by the lovely sisters Jaime Morrow and Erin L. Funk, What's Up Wednesday is a weekly meme/blog hop in which writer-bloggers take a brief post to share what's going on in their lives, writing-related and otherwise.  Check it out here or here if you want the details! 



WHAT I'M READING

The semester is careening to a close, so class readings are taking over, which means:
Villette by Charlotte Bronte
Dante Alighieri's Paradiso (Dante is flying!!!!) 
and other far more obscure things...

I've eeked out a little bit of leisure reading time, however, since I finished Throne of Glass last week.  I miss it. 

WHAT I'M WRITING

Chugging along on the rewrite of TMC.  I'm doing #NaNoReviseMo with a goal to rewrite one scene a day.  I'm vaguely behind at the moment, but it's working! 

WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW

This tea. 


Yes, I initially bought it because there was a dragon with a woman in a pretty dress and a castle in the distance and HOW could I not try it?????? 

It also promised to tame my tension, which is pure gold, as long as it doesn't extend to my writing. 

But it also--I know, it's hard to believe there is an herbal tea so excellent in so many ways--tastes REALLY GOOD. 

It's also caffeine free.  <3 

(I also think it goes well with Buckwheat honey--which may only be of interest to Tyler-Rose, but there it is...) 


WHAT ELSE I'VE BEEN UP TO

I've started giving myself ballet classes again.  It feels really, really good.  Hopefully I can keep this up. 

Also, here at The Feather and the Rose we're wrapping up our year-long arcane-word-saving meme, Save-A-Word Saturday!!!  There will be a finale and prizes, and if you've never participated, this is your last chance.  ;) 

Happy Day of Wednes, everyone... 

11 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed JANE EYRE, so I supposed it's somewhat surprising that I never looked to see if she wrote anything else. Sure enough--there's VILLETTE. More erudite people than me consider this her best work, so I should probably check it out.

    Mmmm... note to marketers: slap a princess, a castle, and a dragon on it (whatever "it" is) and Susan will buy it. I'll bear that in mind when deciding on the cover for my novel... ;)

    I hope the re-write goes well this week, Susan!

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    1. Haha, that plan would totally work on me, Colin!

      And warning: VILLETTE is very, very, very different from Jane Eyre. Really interesting. But also not as uplifting. It was written after all Charlotte's siblings died and carries with it a lot of the loneliness she experienced for the rest of her life...so even though I'm not done with it I can tell you it's quite sad. But definitely worth a look. It's rather eye-opening to compare it with JANE EYRE.

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  2. I don't blame you for trying that tea, the box is awesome! I would have got it, too. Good luck with your revisions! :)

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    1. Thanks, Laura! And yes...it was nice, because what started as a superficial impulse buy turned out to be a really good thing. :)

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  3. My mom used to give me tension tamer tea all the time when I was a kid. Back then I thought the daily cup of tea was simply a hot beverage I good drink while my parents had coffee, but now I wonder if they were hoping it would calm me down. I was a pretty hyper child. I'm glad that you have found it now. It is tasty, and I didn't even know my childhood beverage had a dragon on the box.

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  4. That's a great reason to buy a tea. If nothing else, you can stare at the box ;)

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  5. Can't start a day right without tea. Mmmmmmm ^_^

    Ooooh, ballet! Enjoy. Such a beautiful style of dance :)

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  6. Day of Wednes... That soooo sounds like something my mom would say.
    Not saying you sound old, Susan. Saying you sound crazy. X)

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  7. So, my WiP is currently acronymed TMC too. Great minds think alike? :)

    And yay for the ballet! I want so much to get back to tap dancing. I love all forms of dance actually, but tap is my fave.

    Have a great week!

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  8. Tension Tamer. I think I could use some of that, as my life is all tension. LOL.
    Good luck with NaNoReviseMo! You can do it!

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  9. That is an amazing tea. Like seriously. =D

    Good luck with NaNoReviseMo!

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