I'm also posting a day late because the week got away from me!
WHAT I'M READING - I am currently listening to the first book in the Hunchback Assignments YA series by Arthur Slade and really enjoying it so far. The audiobook narrator, Jayne Entwistle, does an absolutely phenomenal job. The story centres around a young hunchback named Modo, who has the ability to change his physical appearance. A very unique concept and definitely worth checking out!
WHAT I'M WRITING - The last couple of weeks I've been focusing again on an older WIP, an urban fantasy about werewolves and vampires. I'm importing scenes into Scrivener and doing some light editing, and it's been fun getting reacquainted with these characters and their story. My YA contemporary is currently simmering and processing. I've also been working on some collaborative poetry.
WHAT WORKS FOR ME - Something that has really helped me be more productive is using the pomodoro technique. For anyone who gets easily distracted, it's a must try. It can be used for a lot of things, too, not just writing. On days where I feel intense resistance to sitting down to write, setting the timer for just 5 minutes has done wonders. There are great pomodoro timer apps available too.
For Mac: Tomatoes
For iPad: Pomodoro Keeper
WHAT ELSE IS NEW - Besides that, the days are getting colder and shorter, but we've had an absolutely beautiful fall. Been feeling a little blue lately, and I think it's because I know winter is just around the corner. I've started knitting again, which I find very relaxing, and downloaded a collection of patterns by Justyna Kacprzak called the OH SO TINY COLLECTION. It includes patterns for a bunch of adorable and teeny critters. :)