2) 30,000-word milestone on the WIP. Not that I have a history of abandoning WIPs since college started, but it's very reassuring to have hit 30k. Barring major, unforeseen disaster in my life (knock on wood, of course), the book will be finished. Doesn't mean every scene isn't a TERRIFYING EXPERIENCE OF TERROR because The Middle is scary as shit. Still.
3) You may not know this, but one of my enduring non-writing interests is fashion.* And, you know, not to toot my own horn or anything. I have few truly, objectively good skills, and one is being a pretty fantastic dresser. I may suck at an astonishing number of activities, but I can throw outfits together like nobody's business. Random people approach me on the streets to compliment my clothes regularly, so I feel somewhat justified in having gross narcissism in this one area of my life. One of my friends suggested that I start a fashion blog, which I feel pretty unqualified in doing as I enjoy dressing myself but not really other people. Nevertheless, I saw THIS the other day. IT'S TWO GREAT THINGS — ONE DIRECTION AND FASHION — COMBINED! They're suggestions on how to dress like One Direction, but girlified. HOW ADORABLE I WILL DO THIS.
4) Jayesslee! They sing gorgeous covers, and they're Australian! I've liked them for a while, but I've particularly been jamming to this one lately:
Enjoy something random and fun this week!
*Also, why I am excited to FINALLY move to a city in the fall, where fashion thrives. I mean, really. I am a person who does not ever wear, or even own, sweatpants because they're hideous things. Fashion is pretty irrelevant to Central Illinois. I'm just saying.