Weekly Review

Today I’m going to be looking back over my week. I’m not doing the official Sunday Post for no reason other than I don’t want to right now. But, this functions as basically the same thing.

So, this week had its ups and downs. I got to see a great speaker on Monday, Barbara Collorosa, who talks about bullying, empathy, and teaching. I’ve seen her a few times before and when I heard she was speaking in my district again, I jumped at the chance to see her again. She really has some wonderful things to say about how to relate to kids, and I want to be her when I grow up.

Then, on Tuesday, I had another asthma attack. My chest was really hurting, so I left work to go to the doctor. By the time I got there, my inhaler had worked, but I was wrung out and exhausted. The doctor prescribed me some prednisone and sent me home. I went back to work the next two days, but by Thursday, I was done. I took Friday off to recover.

Also on Friday, I went to the Pebble Beach Author’s and Ideas Festival. I bought a ton of books, most of which were presents or for my class, but I got a few for me as well, and saw some wonderful speakers. Ridley Pearson, who wrote Peter and the Star-Catchers with Dave Barry was first. He was so funny and well spoken. He told about his experience pushing a train up a mountain in Taiwan and said that’s what writing a novel is right, and I’d never felt so seen. The next speaker was Michael Alec Rose, a music teacher, who connected Beethoven and the Beatles, deconstructed songs of each, and got everyone totally fired up. He was amazing.

Then, yesterday, I spent the whole day writing and working on my new novel. I’ve got the entire outline done, plus a scene by scene breakdown, character studies, and overview. I’ve never done so much prework on a novel before, and it feels great.

Reading wise, I didn’t get much done. I’ve been so tired from being sick, that I can only read a chapter a night. But, with any luck, I’m on the mend and can get back to normal reading speed.

Monday: Legendary by Stephanie Garber (review)

Tuesday: Top 5 Fall Recommendations

Wednesday: WWW Wednesday

Thursday: Favorite Banned Books

Friday: Let’s Talk Bookish – Questions for More Experienced Bloggers

Saturday: Snippet Saturday – Dark Goddess

Monday: TBD (review?)

Tuesday: Top 5 Favorite Booktube Channels

Wednesday: WWW Wednesday

Thursday: TBD (review?)/Monthly Wrap up?

Friday: Star Ratings – Are they Fair or Necessary?

Saturday: Snippet Saturday – Dark Goddess

How was your week? Drop me a comment and let me know!