It's time for What's Up Wednesday, a weekly blog hop sponsored by Jamie. Check out her blog for more details and how you can play along.
What I'm Reading: I just finished TEETH by Hannah Moskowitz. It is about a quasi gay merman and some magic fish. I loved the premise, and I read the thing in just a few short days, but I only gave it three stars on Goodreads. Why only three, you ask? Excessive use of the f-word. I know that this makes me sound like an old fuddy-duddy and a goody-two-shoes and all other sorts of hyphenated insults, but Oh. My. Word. F-bombs on every page. Sometimes twice in a sentence. I totally get how using profanity is a part of writing voice, and it's not like none of my characters cuss, but I found it distracting enough here that it pulled me out of the story. What do you think about excessive use of swearing in YA? And what is excessive?
What I'm Writing: I am still plugging away at my Mary Poppins remake, and I am just past 35K. It has been rough trying to get writing time in since we have had house guests NON STOP this month, so I will probably need to get a few trips to the library in to finish my 50K by the end of the month.
What is Inspiring Me: My daughter, who is five, carries around a little notebook and a pen and says that she is an "Are-fur" like Mommy! Love, love, love this girl. I can't believe she will be starting kindergarten in just a few short weeks!
What Else is Going On: We are still in potty training hell. Took my kids bowling today and my son peed in the rental shoes. Sigh.