What I'm Reading
At the minute I'm reading Margaret Atwood's The Penelopiad, alongside my friend Laura, and I'm really enjoying it so far! It's a sort of retelling of The Odyssey from Penelope's POV, but between each chapter there is a poem or a song or a monologue from the POV of Penelope's 12 hanged maids, acting as a Greek chorus. I'm really enjoying how Atwood is twisting the various things we know about Penelope and Odysseus, and Greek mythology in general, and I recommend it!
Next week I'm going to be taking part in The Underhyped Read-A-Thon - I wrote a blog post about it with all the information you need to know here! I think it's a great idea for a read-a-thon, a chance to read some of the books on your shelves that have been forgotten by the rest of the reading world, and I've set myself the challenge of only reading books with less than 1,000 ratings on Goodreads.
What I'm Writing
I'm currently working on one of the climactic scenes of my WIP, in which a murder is committed, for the sake of my portfolio. I'm hoping I can finish a decent draft of the scene today and then send it out to some of my course mates to get it critiqued!
Recently I've also been revisiting a couple of vague ideas I had - one for a middlegrade novel and another for a YA novel - though they are very, very vague. Neither of them really have a particular plot or strong characters, but for now I'm trying not to let them distract me too much. I need to focus on my WIP!
What Inspires Me Right Now
I think knowing that I'm going home for a couple of weeks this Sunday is pretty inspiring - I'm looking forward to a change of scenery and some of my parents' cooking!
What Else I've Been Up To
Once again this week I haven't been up to much aside from working on my portfolio and job hunting
Next week I'll definitely have more to talk to you about, because I'm going somewhere very exciting on Saturday!
What's new with you?