As part of their What’s Up Wednesday feature, Elodie Nowodazkij, Alison Miller, Katy Upperman, Erin Funk, and Jaime Morrow will be hosting a summer-long initiative called Ready. Set. Write! Participants will share weekly, monthly, or overall goals in the “What I’m Writing” section of the weekly posts.
What I’m Writing
By the time this post goes live, I may finally be done with Part II of my WIP. It’ll be up to around 427,000 words. It’s 1 September 1939, and everyone’s lives are about to change. When Part III opens, it’ll be June 1940.
What I’m Reading
Brought to Bed: Childbearing in America, 1750-1950, by Judith Walzer Leavitt. I’ve been a huge birth junkie for over a decade now, in spite of still being childfree. Any book or documentary on the history of birth, midwifery, and/or natural, evidence-based childbirth is right up my alley. This book mostly focuses on the evolution of doctors in childbirth, both at home and in hospital, since there are already plenty of other books concentrating on midwifery.
What Inspires Me
Sometimes this feels embarrassing, but it can also be inspiring to be around my little campers who already are so Jewishly educated at such young ages. Theyknow some things I didn’t learn about till I was an adult. And even at 33, I still can’t read cursive Hebrew!
What Else I’ve Been Up To
I’ve been busy with camp, in the nursery bunk, though I did get to spend one day recently with the older girls. I even got the fun of going into the outdoor pool with them after driving some of them to the JCC. I’ve also moved into my new apartment, though I’m still in process of unpacking and arranging everything.