What's Up Wednesday
What I'm Reading
I finished Debt of Honor. I struggled with this one. And I struggled with how to sum up my reaction to this book without going into a particularly long rant. The short version is it jumped the shark. The long story is it's racist, sexist, and uses rape as a plot device to ensure the main character first becomes Vice-President and, under 100 pages later, is the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. Seriously! That's what the unresolved and appallingly written rape subplot winds up being: a narrative device. The victim is completely forgotten. UGH. And all the "good" guys handling the case are like "Oh, these poor women. NOT ALL MEN ARE RAPISTS!" Oh yes, it has a "not all men" argument. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH!
Suffice to say I am done with this series. I never should've read past The Sum of All Fears. *sigh*
Now I'm re-reading one of my favourite manga series of all time, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle.
What I'm Writing
My book is off with the first round of beta readers! Commence nail biting ;) Right now, I'm just doing what I like to call "ticking over" writing. So it's nothing in particular, but it's keeping me from stopping entirely.
What Works For Me
That week off sure did! Can't believe I wrote and sent a draft out to beta readers within two months O_O Personal record for sure.
Treated myself to a little something for finishing my second round of edits ^_^ pic.twitter.com/yBa99c57gd
— Cole Burke (@MissColeBurke) February 17, 2015
And always celebrate the small victories. You deserve it!
What Else I'm Up To
Violin. With a combination of practical and theory, it's really starting to come together. My teacher wants me to take my Grade IV exam in the summer ^^; Eep!