What's Up Wednesday is a weekly meme geared toward readers and writers, allowing us to touch base with blog friends and let them know what's up, put on by Jamie Morrow and Erin Funk. If you'd like to join click on the links above!
What I'm Reading:
I finished Mind Games yesterday and I have to say it was unexpected, but in a good way. I loved the Paranormalcy series by Kiersten White so I had no idea what was waiting for me with her newest novel, but I she did a great job changing up her voice. I could differentiate between the Annie's and Fia's voice, but there were times when they sounded a bit similar, but I think writing two POVs is incredibly difficult (I have done so myself) and she did well. The only other complaint I have is the scenery, I had a hard time picturing the school the girls attended and a few other settings. Even the action, fast pace, and relationships kept me engaged and I was able to ignore those nit-picky issues.
What I'm Writing:
I am 87 pages through typing up my hard copy revisions. I'm much slower the second time around than the first, because while I am typing everything up, I'm also rereading the pages and finding other issues I hadn't noticed before. It's a long, sometimes tedious, process, but it has to be done in order for the story to function and keep the readers engaged. For my Ready. Set. Write goal for the week, I'm hoping to get through another 75 pages of revisions. I think I can do it, but it might be difficult because the husband is going out of town and I have family visiting. Good luck to me.
What Inspires Me Write Now:
I gotta say right now it's the weather. It's been raining a lot here and I love it. I grew up in northern Virginia and rainstorms are a staple in those parts, and REALLY miss them. The crazy, random five minute thunderstorms with heavy showers were the best. I'm a wee bit homesick since all my good friends still live back east, as well as my mom's side of the family, and I'm dying to fly out for a visit.
What Else I've Been Up To:
We've been busy tearing out carpet at our house. We having new stuff installed, but not for a couple of WEEKS. Not sure how I'm going to live with all our stuff randomly set up in the hallway, laundry room, garage and other storage places, but I think once the new carpet is is, it'll all be worth it. For now all of my kids are crammed into one room while we try to organize the disorganization as much as possible. I should also mention that more than half our house is carpeted, so...yeah. The waiting is going to be a blast! (No hint of sarcasm there AT ALL ;)
What have you guys been up to?