Hey, guys! Welcome to this week's What's Up Wednesday/Ready. Set. WRITE! Frankenpost! It's a bit of a monster!
What I’m Reading:
I’m still reading Reboot by Amy Tintera. There hasn’t been much time to read in the last week, which kind of stinks, because so far I like this one. Why does life always get busy right when I pick up a book I’ve been waiting for? It must be some literary Law of the Universe or something.
What I’m Writing:
My Ready. Set. WRITE! goal for this past week was 4000 words, and I managed to squeeze
Seeing as I met my first goal, I’m going to aim a little higher this week. I’d like to finish 5000 words by next Wednesday. Yesterday, I spent some time mulling over the logistics of a particular aspect of my story, and I think I have the kinks worked out. I’m also coming up to some scenes I’ve been waiting to write for a long, long time, so hopefully the words will flow!
A couple reminders for anyone taking part in Ready. Set. WRITE!
a) Please remember to sign up on the What’s Up Wednesday linky on Jaime Morrow’s site.Ready. Set. WRITE! is happening in conjunction with WUW this summer, and if you leave your link for us there, it will help us stay organized.
b) This is a blog hop, so please make a point of visiting some of the other participants on the list. It would be awesome if everyone commented on a few new blogs a week, just to branch out and ensure that everyone who takes part feels included. Remember: the more encouragement you give, the more you’ll get in return! And if you’re new to this group of writers, jump right in and join the conversation!
c) As I’m typing this post, we have 60 people signed up. By the time you read this, there could be more. (Yay!!!) The Ready. Set. WRITE! co-host team is cheering all of you on, but it’s a tall order for each of us to visit every blog, seeing as we need to get writing too! So Alison, Katy, Elodie, Jaime, and I will be splitting up the list to make sure everyone gets a visit from somebody on the team each week. Thanks for your understanding on this and know that we’re rooting for each and every one of you to meet your goals!
What’s Inspiring Me Right Now:
The Twitter writing party we had on Monday really motivated me this week. It was awesome to know so many of us were writing at the same time and to hear about everybody’s progress. That was my first ever Twitter party (I’m a newbie to Twitter), and it was a lot of fun!
What Else I’ve Been Up To:
On Sunday, we celebrated Father’s Day with my husband’s family. The restaurant where we had lunch is right next to McNally Robinson, our independent bookstore, so after my delicious eggs benedict, we all headed over to browse. I love that we have so many family members who are readers. It’s awesome to hear my son discussing The Warriors series with his grandmother, or the Guardians of Ga’Hoole and Septimus Heap with his cousin. I got to chat with my niece about what she’s been reading lately too. And now the kids are getting old enough to read books from the YA section, which is exciting. I feel like a whole new world is opening up to them. Going to a bookstore is more than shopping for us—it’s an event. This particular store has loads of cool giftware too (It’s where I bought my favourite writing mug), and best of all, it has a tree staircase. Yep, a tree staircase. It leads up to the children’s section on the balcony. Now, who wouldn’t want to spend time in a store like that? It kick starts the imagination before you even leave with a bag full of books. :)
So how was your week? Get lots of reading and/or writing done? If you’d like to take part in Ready. Set. WRITE! you can sign up on the official linky here, and please remember to link to your post on the What’s Up Wednesday list here. If you aren’t taking part in RSW but would like to do WUW still, feel free! Either way, we’d love for you to join us!