Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Audiobooks, Copyedits, and the Cutest Hippo EVER!

1. I've been listening to audiobooks lately. I'm currently listening to The Giver by Lois Lowry read by Ron Rifkin (from Alias!). It's taken some work to train myself to pay attention because I'm more of a visual, but if the narrator is good, they really bring a story to life. I find myself enjoying stories I may not have taken the time to read, and if I listen while on a walk, sometimes it makes me want to walk farther!

2. Copyediting is DONE! What a weird feeling to see your book marked up in such a critical way. Missed punctuation, alternate spellings, words missing entirely. It was quite the experience, but I'm glad the book is once again out of my hands!

3. My WIP is now over 69,000 words! I'm so at that point where things need to be wrapped up and I'm increasingly intimidated by everything left to do. *collapses*

4. The Civil Wars has a new album coming out soon (which I've already pre-ordered) and it saddens me that I'll probably never get the chance to see them perform live as they are currently not on speaking terms. But man can they make some amazing music in the midst of all the not getting along.

5. A year or so ago, Catherine introduced me to artist Cori Dantini's work, and I've been obsessed ever since. I mean, LOOK HOW CUTE!



A lot of her pieces include birds, which I have a hard time resisting! I've purchased two prints so far, and I've marked so many more as favorites. So. Hard. To. Pick. Check out her Etsy store HERE.

6 comments:

  1. THEY'RE NOT ON SPEAKING TERMS?! BUT THAT MEANS WE MIGHT NOT GET ANOTHER ALBUM! NOOOOOO!!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Sad to hear about the Civil Wars. Congrats on getting copyedits done and making progress on your WIP. The ending is always hard, I tend to put it off as long as possible.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Omg! What adorable prints! Love those! Dang... gonna have to get some now. ;)
    Yay for copy edits done and almost finished WIP! Congrats!

    ReplyDelete
  4. LOVE that hippo! And yay for finishing the copy edits!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Yay for nearing the end of your WIP! I always hit that point myself. Just keep going... do it for that cute hippo!

    ReplyDelete
  6. we do lurv cute little hippos!

    ReplyDelete