Hello again! I can’t believe another week has just flashed by. In case you’re not familiar yet, What’s Up Wednesday is a meme meant to help readers and writers keep in touch. If you’d like to join the fun, you can sign up on Jaime’s blog: here.
What I’m Reading:
I haven’t had much time for reading lately, so I’m still plugging away at DARK TRIUMPH. I’d love to devour the whole thing all in one sitting, but unfortunately that’s not gonna happen.
What I’m Writing:
Where do I start on this one? First of all, I think I’m finally done revising my manuscript. Hurray! I'm a little scared to say that, because the moment I do, I'll probably find something else that needs fixing. The plan is to stick the thing on my kobo and give it one last read through before venturing off into the scary land of querying. I also need to brush up my synopsis and update my agent research, which hopefully won’t take too long.
I’ve heard varying opinions on whether or not to start writing a sequel when you don’t know if an agent will tear apart your first book or if it will ever be published, but I’ve always felt that whatever the “official” process, I’d rather keep writing while I’m inspired to. If the first book goes nowhere, such is life. At least I’ll know I wrote the story that grabbed my imagination and wouldn’t let go. I’ve tried numerous times to get things rolling on the second book in my trilogy, but with revisions and whatnot it’s been slow. A recent rush of ideas and a string of evenings to myself have kick things into high gear though. This past weekend, I got sucked into the writer’s vortex. Don’t you love it when that happens? I managed to get some solid writing done and reworked my plot arc diagrams to incorporate the new and improved ideas. They look all pretty and exciting and colourful. I want to frame them.
What Inspires Me Right Now:
Hockey! And not for the reason you might think. While I do have a partially finished manuscript that features a character who’s a hockey player (Of course, I do. I’m Canadian, remember?), that isn’t what I’m talking about. My husband and son bought tickets for the Memorial Cup, which happens to be taking place in our city. That means nine hockey games for them and nine free evenings for me. Knowing I’ll have some nice blocks of time for writing has greased the wheels in my brain and given me some extra motivation.
What Else I’ve Been Up To:
While things are always busy at our house during this time of year, I haven’t been doing much that’s interesting enough to talk about in a post, other than writing, of course. My husband and I did finally sit down with some wine and cheesecake to watch Les Misérables, which we both thoroughly enjoyed. I thought Hugh Jackman was amazing in the role of Jean Valjean. I’ll never look at Wolverine again without expecting him to burst into song.
This past week, I was also invited to take part in an awesome writing related project. It's not something I can really talk about yet, but I was super excited to be approached about it. Can I just say the writing community is pretty incredible?
So what’s up with you this week?