What’s Up Wednesday

The lovelies Jaime Morrow and Erin Funk came up with 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.”



I haven’t posted on What’s Up Wednesday in two weeks, so I have a lot (I think) to report:



I read My Story Can Beat Up Your Story by Jeffrey Schechter – great, great plotting book. Seriously, you all should read it!

I also read State of Chaos by Summer Lane, and 3 Xmas novellas: If I Return by Sawyer Bennett, Off the Market by Magan Vernon, and Christmas Catch by Chelsea Cameron.

I also read Sentinel by Jennifer L. Armentrout – much better than Origin, which I still didn’t finish.



Remember I said I aimed to write 15k words of Playing Pretend two weeks ago? I ended up with a little over 6k only – the kid got sick and stayed home Thursday and Friday, so no writing for me :(

Last week, I worked on the last pass of edits of Soul Oath. Now, the eARCs are out with bloggers and I’m back to Playing Pretend. I wrote 3000 words on Sunday during write-in, Monday I worked on ARCs of Cup of Life, and then I wrote another 1000 words on Tuesday – had to work on some guest posts and interviews …



Once Upon a Time.

I’ve watched the 1st episode a long time ago and though meh, this isn’t that interesting. But everyone on twitter talks about it, so last week I decided to give it another try. I watched the 1st episode again and pushed to the 2nd episode – well, I only stopped after I watched the 5th, so that should tell you if I liked it or not. I’ve been watching it while on the elliptical and my lunch breaks and sometimes after the kid goes to bed, but before watching a movie with my hubs, so, I’m already on the 10th episode of the 2nd season!

I’m amazed how they are putting the fairy tales together, how they all fit, the twists! It’s awesome and I’m really jealous of their creativity!



As I mentioned above, the kid was sick during Halloween, so we ended up missing Trick or Treating – however, we played trick or treating inside. My hubs and I got a bowl of candy each and we hid behind doors. The kid went around the house, knocking on the doors. We opened the doors, pretended surprise, told her how beautiful her costume looked lol It lasted a looooong time, because she wanted to do it in every single door. But it was fun. She loved it.

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Whatelse. I had a write-in last Sunday with Ghenet and Jessica – I left a little early, but it was very productive anyway. Even if I had gotten only a few words down, it’s good to see them and talk about writing and publishing a bit.

And the rest has been just routine …



– Well, not on my blog, but on NA Alley: we have a survey up. Please, spare two minutes of your time and answer it.

– Soon Soul Oath is going to be out and the sign-ups for a week-long book blitz  is up!


Now tell me, WHAT’S UP WITH YOU?

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


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16 Responses to What’s Up Wednesday

  • That was a really cute way to make up for missing trick-or-treating. Is her costume supposed to be Snow White with different colors?

    I’m behind on my writing, since I’ve had no choice but to focus on schoolwork very intensively the last week. I have more focused work to do over the next two weeks, so I probably won’t get back to a steady writing pace for awhile.
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  • I’ve signed up for the Soul Oath blitz. :) Sorry to hear you missed Trick-or-Treating but it sounds like you came up with a great alternative!
    Emma Adams recently posted: What’s Up Wednesday #15My Profile

  • Aww, sorry your princess was sick. :( I hope she’s back to full health now. At least you managed to get some writing done (6k is nothing to sneeze at), even if it wasn’t as much as you’d hoped.

    May this week be a great writing week for you, Juliana! :)
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  • SO sorry about your kiddo missing Halloween! But it sounds like she had such a good time anyway. What awesome parents she has. :)

    Also, despite not hitting WC goals, it sounds like you have been super productive in other areas. Go you! And I hope you have a wonderful week!

  • I’ve got both Origin and Sentinel on my TBR but haven’t gotten to them yet.
    I love OUAT! How they change up the regular fairy tales and mix them all together, I think it’s awesome!
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  • That trick-or-treating around the house is so cute. What a creative idea. Good luck with your writing next week.
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  • I’m completely hooked on Once Upon A Time. I really love how they mix different fairy tale characters into one. They’ve done that again in season 3. Seriously, season 3 is awesome so far!

    What I love is how they get me to feel sympathetic for the most terrible villains. The characters are so rounded. Such an inspiration! :)
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  • That’s too bad that your little girl was sick for Halloween, but totally cool that you and your hubby came up with a solution. :-) Great thinking! It sounds like you’re making great progress with your writing even if it isn’t as much as you would have liked. 6K is pretty darn good! I kind of felt the same way about OUAT when I first started watching it, but now I really enjoy it. I always have to remind myself that sometimes shows take a bit to really get good. Have a great week, Juliana!
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  • Aww, love how you made the best of your trick-or-treating situation. Looks like your daughter had a great time. :-) Best of luck with your writing and editing this week. I admire you for being able to jump from one project to the next. That is not my forte. Have a great week, Juliana!
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  • What a brilliant solution to the Trick-or-Treat dilemma! Your daughter looks absolutely lovely.

    My Story Can Beat Up Your Story is such a smart title. I’m definitely going to check it out.

    Have a wonderful week!
    Miss Cole recently posted: What’s Up WednesdayMy Profile

  • Aww, your daughter looks super cute in her costume! That’s so sweet that you helped her trick-or-treat inside so she wouldn’t miss out.

    I was so productive during our write-in. Looking forward to doing it again! Good luck finishing up your draft!
    Ghenet Myrthil recently posted: What’s Up Wednesday: 11/6/13My Profile

  • How fun! I love that you did trick or treating IN your house. My kids would have gone anyway, sick or not. (And we might have been the ones dragging them out the door.)

  • 6k is still awesome! keep going!I love OUAT, so addicting. I can’t wait until they do an Aladdin episode. Sorry to hear your kiddo was sick on Halloween, but what a clever idea to trick or treat at home, I hope she had fun!
    prerna pickett recently posted: What’s Up WednesdayMy Profile

  • Your daughter is adorable! What a cute idea to trick-or-treat in the house. You get the Mom of the Year award. :)

    I have to say, I used to watch Once Upon a Time but aside from the queen and Rumplestilkskin (and later Hook), I found the characters kind of blah. I kept hoping every episode Charming would die because he’s completely void of personality. Hook almost made up for that. Actually, I want them to make a spinoff with just those three villains. But glad you’re enjoying it!

  • Yeah, Once Upon a Time is great, isn’t it? I loved the first season and a half, and then somehow lost track of it when I cut the cable and started watching less TV this year. I know how to watch it on the smart TV, just need to catch up on some good shows.

    And I love the title of “My story can beat up your story.” Gotta check that out too! Thanks for sharing.
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  • Your daughter is so pretty, Juliana! :) So sorry she wasn’t feeling well. Hope she’s better now. What a cool way to celebrate Halloween with your family!

    I think 6k is really fantastic! Just signed up for Soul Oath Blitz.:)
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