The new album from The xx. It's not out until tomorrow, but they've had it streaming for the past week. I haven't been able to stop listening to it! It's not as dynamic as their last album, but all of the songs are so perfect for my WIP right now. The more I listen, the more I fall in love.
Here's the streaming widget, so you can check it out. I'll be buying it for sure tomorrow.
An ARC of Nobody But Us by Kristin Halbrook. Thanks to my awesome friend Katy for sharing it with me. I'm only a few chapters in, but I am loving it so far!
Awkward on MTV. I can't get enough of this show! It's smart and funny and so real and I watched the entire first season in one night and now I'm doing a re-watch. There are just not enough episodes to satisfy me.
Guidance Counselor Valerie is my Spirit Amimal
It doesn't hurt that Beau Mirchoff, the actor who plays Matty McKibben, is super easy on the eyes.
Uh...was I saying something?
My WIP. I was in a weird spot with it and with my writing. But then I got feedback on my first 13 chapters from my MFA mentor and she gave me so many compliments and made me feel so good about my story that it really got me all pumped up again. It was just what I needed to hear. She gave me lots to work on, too, but I am the kind of writer / person who needs constant cheerleading mixed in with the critique, otherwise I manage to convince myself I'm a big waste of space. So yesterday I dove in and wrote 2,500 new words, which I haven't done in a long time. I'm really just anxious to finish this draft, and I'm annoyed that so many life things have gotten in the way of the progress I want to make.
A finished draft. I want this more than almost anything at this point. (Well, it's second only to that gif above coming to life in my living room.)
That teaching middle school would start to get easier. I don't know if I'm cut out for this grade level. I'm having fun, but I really want to get to a place where the fun outweighs the part where I want to cry all the time. Hopefully soon.
making me happy
Little Gunner, as usual. He's the light of my life.
Happy Monday, friends!