What I’m Reading & Watching
On vacation I managed to read four and a half books. In a week. This included On Writing (which I didn’t finish/have read parts of before), Station Eleven, The Paper Magician, The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear. Of these, I liked The Paper Magician the least (too predictable), was most surprised by Station Eleven, and was totally sucked into the first two novels of the Kingkiller Chronicles–thank you for the recommendation, Sarah! I can’t wait to read Rothfuss’ other two novellas and for the third book to come out.
This week, I’ve read The Wicked + The Divine and Pretty Deadly. I picked up the new issue of Bitch Planet and the first trade edition of Lumberjanes. So many comics, so little time.
I’ve been busy, so I’m a little behind on TV. That said, I recently caught up with the first season of Hindsight and I’d highly recommend it, especially if you’re a big fan of the 90’s.
What I’m Writing
Currently trying to figure out a show to spec and trying to figure out what my next pilot will be about. That means lots of thinking and not so much writing, but it feels good to take a bit of a break and exercise a different part of my writing brain.
What Inspires Me Right Now
I got my first writing rejection the other day. When I told my dad, he smiled and said “Welcome to the business.” He was pretty proud, haha. Quite honestly, though it was initially disappointing, it felt kind of good…? Like I had passed the first initiation for a club I want to join. As we know, rejection is inevitable. Failure is inevitable. Getting back up, writing something new, and trying until you succeed is what counts.
So. Onto the next one.
What Else I’ve Been Up To
I got a bike! I have legos! I ordered some coloring books!
…I’m an adult and I can do what I want.
Writing Quote Of The Week
From Stephen King:
“By the time I was fourteen … the nail in my wall would no longer support the weight of the rejection slips impaled upon it. I replaced the nail with a spike and kept on writing.”
Have a good weekend, friends.