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.”

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Hi everyone! Happy 2014! I posted My 2014 Plan (general goals) and My 2014 Plan – Part 2 (upcoming books) the other day, in case you’re interested. Have you posted goals for 2014? I want to know them!

 

Anyway, first What’s Up Wednesday of the year … and my first one in a month! *hides*

 

WHAT I’M READING

Reading was very slow last month and I finished the year reading only 60 books (down from 80 in 2012!). I’m hoping this year I’ll read close to 80 books again …

This week I finished Mockinjay by Suzanne Collins and For Real by Chelsea Cameron. I’ll start a new book tonight, I just don’t know which one yet …

 

WHAT I’M WRITING

I’m actually editing Playing Pretend after getting the first notes from my editor. The manuscript is due back to her on Jan 20th, so I better hurry! ;)

 

WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW

Not the cold and the snow, that’s for sure.

A new year. That’s what inspires me. It’s like starting fresh and having the opportunity to try again, to do it better, to give my best, to be my best. I’m excited and super nervous about this year.

 

WHAT ELSE I’VE BEEN UP TO

I went down to NC and SC during the holidays – we visited friends from Brazil who have been living here in the US for as long as we do, and we all live in the same town in Ohio once, so that was fun. Now I only see them once or twice per year … Anyway, even though we drove 12 hours to go and 14 hours to come back, it was worth it!

While in SC, I remembered author Sarra Cannon had just moved to SC and I thought I was somewhat close to her. We exchanged a few messages and we found out we were in the same town! So we scheduled a meeting at a Starbucks. It was sooooo good. It’s great to talk to someone in the industry, someone who writes the same categories/genres as you, who also self-publishes and understands everything!

What else? I meet with some local writers once month or so (*waves at Cris, Ghenet, Ginger and Jessica*) and we spend the day writing … and talking about writing, publishing, reading, etc ;) Our next write-in is Jan 18th and I think another writer will join us (*waves at Katlyn*). But tomorrow I’ll have my first weekly write-in with Ginger! I’m very excited. Usually, I get a lot more done writing-wise when I’m not at home LOL

 

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!

Cheers,

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