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Amy SchubertTwo days ago I told you I needed a little RIGHT NOW project. Here we go …

Currently I am….

Watching: Just finished House of Cards and The Jinx. Took myself to see Newsies (the stage musical version) for my birthday. Watched the first episode of the new Game of Thrones season. Next I’m thinking about Mad Men season 7 (part 1) that just showed up on Netflix. There are SO MANY great shows I need to see!

Reading: Just started Black Dove, White Raven by Elizabeth Wein. Not too far in yet, but I loved her first 2 books. Also looking for and poring over actual court documents and transcripts and things for murder trials, since I’m writing a murder mystery right now. Next, I think I’ll start a history book.

Listening: I’ve been catching up on podcasts while I shower. Currently binge-listening to Stuff You Missed in History Class (Ethan Allen, Lady Juliana, etc). I love history.

Making: I haven’t been *making* anything lately other than lots and lots of pages of notes for this murder mystery I’m writing. Between the actual murder details, the investigation details, the characters, the town, all their secrets and betrayals and interactions …. PLUS getting all the legal stuff accurate….. There’s a LOT of planning going into this series before even beginning writing. It’s SO MUCH FUN!

Feeling: Behind. Constantly behind. That’s the thing about working for yourself — you always have work to do. You can just do 40 hours/week and call it a full time job, but in reality you probably have another 100 hours’ worth of work to do. Working on feeling ok with never being caught up.

Planning: To go to Phoenix next weekend. My grandmother died Monday morning, and we will be having a memorial for her. Also hopefully planning to visit some friends a few weeks after that, but nothing is set yet. I need to travel. I need to get out of the house.

Loving: Working for Sterling & Stone. It’s only a few hours a week, and it’s not even anything super impressive. But I KNOW I am needed and appreciated there. AND it helps me get in front of more readers (for whenever I do eventually finish the books I’m working on). This weekend I’m going to Austin for a live event with them and I’m really looking forward to it!

What’s going on with you?

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