Hey there, blogger buddies! Glad you could make it for another installment of What's Up Wednesday. If you'd like to participate on your own blog, feel free to sign up on Jaime Morrow's site. If you're taking part in Read. Set. Write! please remember that you need to sign up for that on Jaime's site as well, and it would be awesome if you hopped around to some new blogs to encourage your fellow writers.
All right, here we go...
What I’m Reading:
Earlier this week, I finished Reboot by Amy Tintera, which I really enjoyed. Stay tuned for a review sometime in the near future (hopefully). Next, I’ll be reading Parallel by Lauren Miller.
What I’m writing:
My word count goal for this week was 5000. I got off to a very slow start, but after a few solid writing sessions I managed to get out just over 6800 words. Those words were hard-won and there may have been a couple of all-nighters involved. When I get in the zone, it’s hard to quit even if the sun is coming up. Yeah, I’m feeling a little on the tired side today. Good thing I’m a night owl!
I’m over the 17, 000 mark on my WIP now, which feels awesome. There’s a scene or two in there that might get cut when it comes time for revisions though. We’ll see. This week, I’m changing my approach for goal setting. Rather than aiming for a certain number of words, my goal will be to finish the next three scenes.
What Inspires Me Right Now:
My best writing day this week was Saturday. I tackled a couple of sad scenes, and it was the perfect rainy day to set the mood (although it was actually snowy in my story). When the rain stopped, the picture below is what I could see outside my window. Just the thing for keeping a hopeful note in the writing.
What Else I’ve Been Up To:
On Friday, my son and I had a lunch date. There are few things better than going for teenburgers with my favourite teen. We talked about books and sports and all sorts of things. I’m proud to say my son is one of my best friends.
I also helped my husband make a batch of Coffee & Donut Stout. We made it from the mash stage, which means we even boiled the grain ourselves. Totally from scratch. My husband likes his beer just like his coffee: so dark it’s opaque and this was a new flavour for us. The funny thing is he ordered the kit for this particular stout from our local bookstore. Yep, apparently bookstores in Canada sell beer kits, so you can have a nice cold brew while you read. I love my country.
And finally, I’ve been covertly working on a project with an awesome group of writer friends. I can’t say what this project is yet, but it’s going to be fun. Lots and lots of fun. If you’d like to be sucked into our craziness, feel free to join us on July 1st…
So what's been happening in your corner of the writing world lately? I'd love to hear!