What’s Up Wednesday
My friend Jaime Morrow came up with the WHAT’S UP WEDNESDAY meme about a month ago. Here’s her 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’ve been wanting to participate in it since then, but I don’t always feel like blogging, even with a detailed post outline. So, I don’t promise I’ll post every Wednesday, but I’ll try.
WHAT I’M READING
I’ve been reading a lot of NA lately (duh) and a bunch of contemporary too.
I just finished In the Air by Crystal Serowka. Being a former ballerina, anything with ballet in it catches my attention. The story was quite nice, but I think it lacked a bigger conflict during the climax. Other than that, I enjoyed the characters and the writing was clean and flowed nicely.
Tonight, I’ll start on the ARC of Eyre House by Cait Greer :)
WHAT I’M WRITING
I’m on the last stretch of Breaking the Reins. I should finish it with another 6-8k words, and that means it should be done by Friday, I hope.
Then, I plan on starting the second book on The Everlast Trilogy, which is still untitled. I hope that by the next What’s Up Wednesday post, I’ll tell you that I’m deep in plotting (or actually, revising and reworking the plot).
There are so many ideas in my head. I bet all writers/authors suffer of this “sickness” … but it’s good. Though I feel overwhelmed and feel like I have to write 10k words per day to be able to write ALL of my ideas (and it wouldn’t be enough), it’s better to have tons of ideas than none, in my opinion. However, it’s hard choosing one to focus on. I mean, my time is practically full until end of Aug/mid Sept writing and revising Everlast #2, but still, I can’t stop planning what I’ll write next … and that’s a huge fight between rewriting my Ancient Egypt story or my Gypsies story. Oh, and I have a couple of contemporary ideas too …
Ugh! Too much to write, too little time …
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
The same things as always. Music.
I’m in love with all songs played on the TV series Beauty and the Beast. Two of them have been on repeat for quite some time around here: Sugar by Wanderhouse, and Nitesky by Robot Koch featuring John LaMonica.
WHAT ELSE I’VE BEEN UP TO
– My daughter’s school is still going strong. Her classes end on June 24th. Until then, I have only mornings to write, and, I don’t know, for being the beginning of the day, I spent a lot of time checking my emails and going over feedly, saying hi and morning to everyone on twitter … which takes away from my writing time. But that’s totally my fault, of course.
– I’m getting ready to spend Saturday at BEA! Can’t wait to meet so many writers and readers and bloggers! So exciting!
– I’m finally back with my exercise routine. Six times a week. Or seven, when I can. Though, I need to cut back on eating too much chocolate and bread and cake. Yum, it’s so hard. Oh, another hard thing? To say no to my dear glass of wine during dinner. Yeah, have been able to stay away from it … so far.
– We “inaugurated” the new house by having some friends over during the weekend. We had a great time :)
Now tell me, WHAT’S UP WITH YOU THIS WEEK?
Don’t forget to stop by Jaime’s post and check out the linky of the awesome writers who are participating of this meme!