This week’s What’s Up Wednesday post is going to be short and sweet compared to my usual longwindedness. Okay, maybe not so sweet, because I’m sick. If you’d like to take part in the blog hop, you can sign up in the link widget at Jaime Morrow’s site: here.
What I’m Reading:
Yep, I’m still poking away at Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers. My tortoise-like pace isn’t due to the story, but because it’s been busy around here. Plus, when I get in the Writing Zone, I tend to read much, much less than usual. Sad, but true.
What I’m Writing:
The beginning of my current WIP was being stubborn and uncooperative, but I think I finally have it figured out. Possibly. I had all these great things I wanted to happen, and rather than gelling, they ended up forming this long, disjointed string of events that was nowhere near as cohesive as I wanted them to be. I know this is a first draft, but I feel strongly about getting off on the right foot. I’m also not a “just get the story out” kind of writer. Wish I was, but alas, that doesn’t work for me. At least not for key scenes. I’ll elaborate on that more in another post sometime. In any case, I think I’ve identified the problems and will be working on rewriting a good chunk of the beginning.
What’s Inspiring Me Right Now:
My husband’s dedication to running has been a huge source of inspiration for me this week.Some of you may have seen the post I did on Monday in which I gushed profusely about how awesome he is. He managed to finish fourth in our provincial marathon on Sunday, even though he was sick with a nasty cold. After initially deciding not to run, he changed his mind at the last minute and ended up crossing the finish line in under three hours. For anyone not familiar with marathons, that’s great even when you’re in top form. I need to apply this same drive and determination to the writing process, because writing a novel is a marathon, not a sprint. And for the record, I did catch my cold from him. Germs be damned, there was no way I wasn’t going to kiss the guy after he did so well!
What Else I’ve Been Up To:
Other than writing and screaming myself hoarse on the sidelines of the Saskatchewan Marathon, I haven’t been doing a whole lot that’s worth posting about. That’s okay though, because I need to rest and get rid of this pesky cold.
Hope you’re all having a great week, and if you’d like to share what’s up in your corner of the writing world, feel free to join in!