If all goes well, I’ll be hitting the 50% marker on my Nano draft this afternoon when I get off of work. I thought about forcing myself to write the 4,000 necessary words all in one go last night, but then my Amazon package arrived, including two books that I’ve been dying to get my hands on for the past month. The timing was perfect, since I finished my last read before I left work yesterday (and no, the third book in the Virals series did not disappoint. It’s left me clamoring for another book, but it looks like I’ll be waiting at least a year for it. In the mean time, I’ll be downloading the companion short story once I get my next paycheck).

House of Hades has been all over Tumblr since it’s release last month, and I’ve been actively trying to avoid spoilers, with little success. But now my copy is here. I might not come up for air until it’s done!

Another thing that arrived yesterday that I’ve been looking forward to is my Netflix of the Great Gatsby–the new one. I’ll be watching that on our big screen, rather than on the laptop like I usually do. Even if the story sucks as much as I remember, it should be stunning to watch. I can always put it on mute, right?