Watching // Well, we just finished a giant Lord of the Rings marathon to watch The Two Towers and Return of the King. It was my sister's first time seeing them. I enjoyed it so much...cried at the ending...loved the most epic parts...loved seeing it with her.
I also watched October Baby this week. For some reason, I have always found deep emotional inspiration from that movie, and after a huge week of projects and output, I needed to do some input. October Baby, with its emotion, the songs they use for the music score, and the relational moments, gives me exactly the creative inspiration I need.
Writing // More editing in War of Honor! Someone (we will not name the author) didn't pay attention to chronology in most of the middle section of the story, (ahem, Schuyler, ahem) which is making the second draft interesting. It's slowly becoming more logical. I'm writing new scenes to fix it, which I'm super excited about. I haven't touched Schuylock since Camp NaNo ended, and I really want to work on my country story. All in good time. War of Honor is my first priority right now.
Listening // During the month of April, I listened to a special Schuylock playlist I made on Spotify. It consisted of A Sky Full of Stars by the Piano Guys, the entire Victoria soundtrack, (by Martin Phipps, Ruth Barrett, and others) and several other random songs. I don't move on to new music very fast. I keep the same playlists for years.
Making // Well, I haven't made them yet, but I'm hoping to make these chocolate chip cookie dough truffles for at least one potluck I'm attending this week.
Reading // The Viking Quest series. They're good, relaxing novels with Irish themes, Viking drama, and the perfect books to re-visit this time of year.
Studying // How to drive a 1914 car. One of my characters is currently learning to drive, so I'm studying all the pedals and levers for him so I can have another character properly instruct him. It's so fun. So cute. Just heart squeeze.
What are you reading? Listening to? Watching? I want to know!