I got the idea for Update Thursday from the amazingly wonderful Jessica from Thoughts at One in the Morning. Every Thursday, I’ll be posting an update on my reading, writing, what’s going on at the blog, and anything else I think is worth mentioning.
I haven't had much time for reading this week. I didn't read at all Monday or Tuesday, and only a little bit yesterday. I'll explain why in a minute.
ON THE BLOG
I reviewed Cicada by Belle Whittington
Jessica and I are having a read-along for Scarlet by AC Gaughen starting November 1st. I have a linky up now so be sure to sign up here!
I'm giving away 1 of 16 ebooks in the Book Love Giveaway Hop
This week's Music Monday song was The World We Live in by The Killers
I talked about Teen Read Week and the books I would recommend to teen readers
After last week's Update Thursday when I mentioned the problem I'd had with beta readers for The Game Changer, my friend Kathy (who, by the way, is releasing her debut novel next year - I'll be doing a cover reveal tomorrow, so be sure to check back) emailed and offered to read the book and give me her feedback. She worked on it over the weekend and got her notes back to me right away, so I've finally started the second last round of revisions! I had Monday-Wednesday off from babysitting Logan, and had hoped to get the revisions done, but it was slower going than I anticipated, even though I worked almost non-stop Monday and Tuesday, and a good part of yesterday (I had errands to run in the morning). I'm going to get back at it today as soon as I'm done with this post (Mum's watching Logan so I can work), and hopefully I'll be done by tomorrow and I can have my alpha reader go over it one more time before going over it again myself and then finally send it out to reviewers. *phew* I can't wait to be done, because I'm hoping to participate in NaNoWriMo this year (which I know is insane considering how much I have going on, but book #4's main character is yelling at me to tell her story). Regardless, I can't wait to get started on something new.
LIFE AND STUFF
So you know how I spent Monday-Wednesday. Friday was our annual trip to the apple orchard, even though it was an altered version of our usual trip - with my sister-in-law working every weekend, we couldn't go on a Saturday for the wagon rides, which is my favourite part, but it was much less busy on Friday and the kids got to play and I got to wander around and take some pictures. We didn't get to pick apples or pumpkins, but we got to choose pumpkins that were already out. I got some really great pictures, which I'm hoping to work on soon and post on Lost and Found.
I finished watching the final season of Angel last night, and let me tell you I'm not a happy girl. I'd heard the ending wasn't great, but it was THE WORST ENDING EVER. I'd like to kick Joss Whedon in the......head. I cried so hard and screamed at the TV (something that happened a lot while watching this show, especially during the last season). Ugh. And yes, I get ridiculously invested in TV lol. Anyway...I was surfing eBay one day last week and came across all 7 seasons of Supernatural for an insane deal, so I got them. I don't get the CW so I've never seen it, but everyone raves about it, so I'm pretty sure I'll love it. I'm still waiting for them to arrive, and if they don't come today, Joss Whedon won't be the only person getting a kick in the head....
I guess I should stop here since I'm currently using this as a tool to procrastinate. The Game Changer won't edit itself!
How's your week so far? What's new? What have you been reading, writing, blogging about, listening to, watching on TV, etc?