Yes, yes, I know that in my last post I promised to blog more diligently. I can’t even say that I have a good excuse. 30 Rock disappeared from Netflix, and the vast window of time that opened up for me was all-too quickly filled with non-writing activities. (Please, don’t ask.)
Books I’ve finished (the short list):
For my YA Lit class: Thanhha Lai’s Inside Out & Back Again and Listen, Slowly, companion novels about Vietnamese immigrants. N. H. Senzai’s Shooting Kabul, about an Afghan refugee family in San Francisco. Ibi Zoboi’s American Street, about Haitian immigrants in Detroit.
For myself: Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The Borrowers, Mary Norton’s classic fantasy series. Kate Atkinson’s Life after Life, about what it would mean if we could live our lives again and again until we got them right. And what does “right” look like anyway?
For writing news: NaNoWriMo begins in just over a week. I’ve drawn maps and plot lines, profiled characters, brainstormed a few scenes, and pulled out my sky maps — stars and planets are important in this sequel to Kenning Magic. There’ll be dragons and evil wizards, of course, plus some new characters and a chance to travel around Sarony (whose Princess sent Pintz, Wanda and deBoyas to Mitlery). Looks like I have some fun planned for November.