What’s Up Wednesday

My friend Jaime Morrow and her sister Erin Funk created the WHAT’S UP WEDNESDAY meme. Here’s Jaime’s explanation about it: “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.”

Whats up Wednesday

 

WHAT I’M READING

I finished Eyre House by Cait Greer on Monday night. It’s amazing and I’m sorry it took me so long to read it – but I was too busy.

Last night, I started Obsession by Jennifer L. Armentrout because a publicist from Entangled asked me to. But … it was on my TBR list and I do like Jenn and her writing very much, so I would probably get to it at some point anyway.

 

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WHAT I’M WRITING

Last week, I wrote 22k words and I finally finished Breaking the Reins … yay! At first, I thought I could wrap the story at 60-70k words … turns out I typed The End with 94k words! Crazy …

Yesterday, I got an editorial letter from my editor and now I’m working on a plan for revisions. I have to get these revision back to my editor by July 1st – which means my first 2 weeks of Ready. Set. Write! will be spent revising.

 

WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW

Music as always. This one has been on repeat lately:

 

ALSO, Monday evening I (my writing, actually) got compliments from two different editors – it was great and it lifted my spirits a lot. I wish I could quote them here …

 

WHAT ELSE I’VE BEEN UP TO

Isa and the snake

Nothing much.

I took the kid to a birthday party on Sunday and they had an animal show … bunnies, hedgehogs, lizards and snakes! And … the kids could pet them all – including getting a hug from the snake. Here’s my kid:

My mom almost fainted when she saw that photo lol

Whatelse? Hubs was travelling for the last three days, which made the house considerably less noisy … I do hate it when he travels :(

I exercise everyday religiously, including Sat and Sun, but yesterday I just couldn’t. My lower back was killing me and it’s starting to bug me to the point I think I should see a doctor. I know my posture hasn’t been great since I had to stop dancing ballet, but I guess it has been getting worse and worse with time …

And I can’t think of nothing else ;)

 

Now tell me, WHAT’S UP WITH YOU?

Don’t forget to stop by Jaime’s post and check out the linky of the awesome writers who are participating of this meme!

Cheers,

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22 Responses to What’s Up Wednesday

  • I love snakes. That would have made my mother-in-law go crazy though. Good luck with your revisions, and HOLY COW 22,000 WORDS IN A WEEK? You must be a goddess or something.
    Liz Parker recently posted: What’s Up Wednesday: Ready. Set. Write!My Profile

  • I loved animal shows as a kid. Snakes and lizards are awesome.

    Congratulations on all your writing progress. I’m not a word-counting person, and prefer to just measure how much material I’ve written towards the overall plan for the book. The length any given book ends up should be what naturally unfolds for it, not what’s been scheduled in advance.
    Carrie-Anne recently posted: Horny Hump Day—Inna and ArkashaMy Profile

  • Yay for finishing drafts! It’s always the best feeling. :)
    Robin Moran recently posted: What’s Up WednesdayMy Profile

  • Eek! That snake! I could never do that. O_o I hear you on the hubby travelling for work. It’s great for getting things done (like writing), but really kind of lonely too. Good for your for finishing up your WIP! :)
    Jaime Morrow recently posted: What’s Up WednesdayMy Profile

  • Your daughter is brave! No way would I let that snake within 25 feet of me. ANd I’ve heard good things about Eyre House, will have to add that to the list.

  • YAY for finishing your WIP! Good luck on revising!
    Rae recently posted: What’s Up WednesdayMy Profile

  • Congrats on getting positive feedback and writing so many words. You have a brave happy child. Sorry about the frightened Mama and your hubs being away.

  • Congrats on finishing Breaking The Reins! And sorry to hear about your back pain :( Hope all goes well with your revisions! Have a great week!
    EM Castellan recently posted: What’s Up Wednesday & Ready. Set. Write! Check-In 1My Profile

  • I’m seeing this What’s up Wednesday more and more on the writing blogs I read. It looks like a great concept :) Can anyone just jump in?
    Camilla Kyndesen recently posted: What to do if you run out of (JuNoWriMo) storyMy Profile

  • Ugh, back problems. I have a lot of trouble with my lower back and I’m waiting to have physio. Hope yours is better soon!

    94k is very impressive! WOW!
    Miss Cole recently posted: What’s Up Wednesday!My Profile

  • Congrats on finishing!

    And Obsession is on my TBR list. I recently read her Lux series and I really enjoyed her writing and since I’ve been reading a lot of NA lately, this is definitely something I hope to read soon. I’m a little jealous that you got to read Eyre House. Jane Eyre is my all-time favorite book, and I’ve never read a modern-redux of it before and EH sounds like a really good read. Plus it’s told from a male POV?! LOVE. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

    Your daughter is so brave. I probably would’ve cried if someone put a snake around me when I was that age. Hehe, I would cry now too, I think.

    I hope your back feels better soon, and that it’s nothing too serious.

    Good luck with revisions! :)
    Raven recently posted: What’s Up WednesdayMy Profile

  • Good luck with your revising! And thank you again for all the support you’ve given Ready. Set. Write! I’m so happy you’re doing this with us!

    Also, that snake!!! I would’ve fainted too. :)

    Also, thanks for tagging me the other day. I included an excerpt today on the blog. *hides*

    Have a great revising weekend!

  • Hooray for snakes! I love them. Sounds like you’ve had a great week. I can’t wait to see what everyone produces for R.S.W! Super fun!
    Katharine Owens recently posted: Ready. Set. Write! on a What’s Up WednesdayMy Profile

  • It’s always frustrating when a draft takes more words than you think…you just keep writing and writing, sure that the end’s just around the corner, but it just keeps getting longer!

    Compliments from two editors? Awesome! Go you!

  • Your daughter is so brave, braver than me for sure! Snakes make me squirm even in pictures. :)

    Good luck with your revisions!

  • You wrote 22k last week?! Okay, I think you might be my new hero. That’s both totally insane and awesome! Congrats on finishing your draft! Love the picture of your daughter with the snake around her neck. Who says girls are squeamish, right? Hope your back is feeling better soon and best of luck with the continued writing!

  • So excited for the release of Breaking the Reins! Your daughter is adorable — and brave!
    Diana recently posted: What’s Up Wednesday: Kicking Off Ready. Set. Write!My Profile

  • YAY for revising :-) Cheering you on Juliana…and wow your daughter looks like she’s having a great time and pretty courageous to hold a snake :P
    Hope your back feels better soon and congrats again on finishing your first draft the other day! :-)
    Elodie recently posted: What´s Up Wednesday? The first Ready. Set. Write! edition…My Profile

  • Congrats on finishing your draft!! I’ll be busy revising too the next couple of weeks of RSW. :)

    Your daughter is so cute! She doesn’t look scared of that snake at all.
    Ghenet Myrthil recently posted: What’s Up Wednesday: Ready. Set. WRITE! EditionMy Profile

  • Your girl is a lot braver than I am. I wouldn’t have gone anywhere near that snake!

    Congrats on finishing your draft! Finishing the draft is always the hardest part for me. Everything that comes after is totally doable because I’ve already proven I can write the story – now it’s just a matter of making it better. Good luck finishing your revisions by your deadline!
    Stephanie Allen recently posted: What’s Up Wednesday #3My Profile

  • Breaking the Reigns sounds so interesting…love a good contemporary romance! Good luck with your editing :)

  • Wow – 22k last week – impressive! Best of luck on your revisions and I hope your back is better soon. I know what it’s like to have back pain and I’m so thankful for my chiropractor!
    Sara Biren recently posted: Fun Summer Challenges to Keep Kids ReadingMy Profile

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