Just had one of those magical weekends where I wrote a few really solid chapters for my latest WIP, finished reading an excellent book, watched a couple of unexpectedly good movies, and did it all from the quiet of a cabin in northeastern Arizona. I even saw rain! Yes, it does rain every once in a while, even in the Arizona desert. This past weekend was one of those times you say, "Life doesn't get much better than this!"
My current WIP is moving nicely again. It took me a few weeks to get a true feel for my main character, but I'm definitely feeling him now. I can see him, hear him, and tell what he thinks about things. Like science class. Or constellations. And big feet. He's a cute kid--but not too cute. He has his flaws.
Regarding the book that I finished yesterday, it was called POPE JOAN by Donna Cross. My sister had recommended it almost a year ago and for some reason I always kept putting it off and read something else. I'm glad I finally read it. The writing was beautiful and I felt like I was back in Rome during the 800's. It's about a girl who disguises herself as a man and climbs the ranks within the Catholic Church. It was quite interesting and the tension was good throughout. The ending left me a little unsatisfied but other than that I loved it. Suffice it to say that I'm glad I wasn't born a woman during the 800's. I think women back then were treated on par with the livestock.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, I have a whole week to work on my WIP as I finished up one freelance project last week and the next one doesn't start till next week. Oh, happy day! Hoping my muse won't let me down this week!