“What’s Up Wednesday” is a fun weekly meme started by Jaime Morrow and Erin Funk. From Jaime: It’s similar in some respects to the Currently… post, but it’s been whittled down to only four headings to make it quicker and more manageable on a weekly basis. You’re invited to join us if you’re looking for something to blog about, a way to let your blog friends know what’s been going on with you. If you’re participating, make sure to link your What’s Up Wednesday posts to the list on Jaime’s blog each week. That way, others can visit your post and check out what you’ve been up to…
WHAT I’M READING
WHAT I’M WRITING
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
WHAT ELSE IS GOIN’ ON?
WHAT JO’S BEEN UP TO:
WHAT I’M READING
I just finished Pivot Point by Kasie West.
HOLY AMAZINGNESS. Such a great story!!
I’m now reading Blackout by Robison Wells – who is absolutely as talented as his brother, Dan Wells. I will always stalk out what these guys are working on because WOWZA.
And now on to WHAT I’M WRITING:
I FINALLY, FINALLY finished a solid first draft on a book I’ve been trying to get right for close to a year titled DEAL. GO ME!! lol. I’ve written three drafts of this book. The first 3rd has never been changed, it’s all the bits AFTER that. And while the LAST conversation between my two people is written twice (depending on how I want the final end to go) the book is DONE! Well, not DONE, done… If you’re a writer, YOU know 😉 Really, the hard part has just started…
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW?
Short answer: MUSIC
Long answer: When I first started writing, I was always doing playlists, but I’ve stepped away from that, and while working this week, I made a playlist for my WIP (the one I just finished). I’ve been bouncing around between hospitals (sick granddad and a new baby in hospitals an hour apart) and having the music playing in my car really, really helped keep my head in the story even though I wasn’t able to work on it as much. (Yes. I may have pulled a few late nights and early mornings to get it done)
WHAT ELSE I’VE BEEN UP TO:
I’ve been really trying hard to set the computer down and be around my family when they’re home. This isn’t always easy as my kids are going through another phase where they don’t get along, however, it feels good to get housework done and to hang with my kiddos while NOT thinking about a project – this is one of the major benefits of being a full-time writer and having two kids in school. It’s a luxury I definitely always hope I see as a luxury…
WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN UP TO??
Also. You should totally join in on this. It’s super fun, a nice way to blog, and a nice way to keep up with some supah cool peeps 😀