1. I'm already dreading the summer. Yes, I like summer. Okay, I actually love it, but the problem is my schedule will change. The kids will be home all day and that means I will have less writing time than I do now. I love my kids, so don't think I don't, but I've come to enjoy the three days a week that I have two hours of just me. I can do whatever and I usually sit and write. Now I have to squeeze and figure out other ways to fit this in. I know it will, but it will come with a little frustration first.
2. I've realized that no matter how many trends and rules you read about you need to write for you. Everything I've read this week (blog posts and a few articles) have contradicted each other. One writes about which character flaws may be annoying to your reader while another one stated which ones might help your character, and guess what, they were the same ones. So really it comes down to interpretation. What do you love and write it. There are certain rules that are consistent, especially with the technical aspect and the story/character arc, but let's be real, most of the time it comes down to the whole subjective thing.
3. The lovely Carolina and many other of the finest people out there (check the link for the people who are participating) are doing The Kindness Project every 2nd Wednesday of the month. It's wonderful.
4. I plan on doing a post about "the love interest" or "strong secondary characters." It's basically books you read for a character other than the main. For example, Patch from Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. As much as I like Nora, I have to admit, I read the books for Patch. Another example is Desires of the Dead by Kimberly Derting. Violet's ability is cool, but I keep reading for Jay.
Are there any books that you've read for the secondary character?
Any weekend plans?
That's it this week. Have a wonderful weekend!