Wednesday, June 26, 2013

What's Up Wednesday



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?

26 comments:

  1. I just finished reading "Mafic Under Glass", and have about 22 new books waiting on my kindle to choose from.

    I'm hoping to get some writing done on (sarcastically titled) "Scarlight" this week, but thoughts of "Rules of Riding Shotgun" we're pestering me awakes at night, so it might finally be time to get into the final read-through/edit on that before sending it out.

    What inspires me now? Well, I escaped the the cabin again... And it's suppose to rain all week! So, rain, swimming, and solitude, I guess :)

    What else in up to... Well, I packed up enough stuff to stay at the cabin for up to two weeks, so I know I won't be online much, unless its via my phone, like right now ;)

    Happy revisions, Prerna!!

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    1. Wow 22! Awesome! Hope you enjoy all of them. Good luck with writing and edits, you gotta work on the story that's pulling you. Glad you got some time at the cabin and enjoy your solitude. Hopefully I'll see you online again soon.

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  2. Your Ready. Set. Write! progress is so inspiring, Perna. You're moving right along! Glad to hear your thoughts on MIND GAMES. I haven't read it yet, but I'm intrigued by the concept. Looks like one I'll have to check out. Happy writing this week, and best of luck with your goals.

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    1. thanks so much, I'm feeling really inspired by this story and loving editing it, although it can be frustrating at times. Hope you enjoy Mind Games when/if you get to it.

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  3. The weather inspires me too!!!! I wish I could live where it rains constantly... so magical... and you're doing so many amazing things, Prerna. Keep rocking the revisions!

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    1. I love the rain, I hope it continues on, but doubtful. Thanks for the encouraging words!

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  4. My main complaint about Mind Games was I wish it was longer, just because there were some things that felt underdeveloped - like the setting, and the romance stuff. But I did like it more than the Paranormalcy series! I tend to like darker books :)

    You're doing such an awesome job with your revisions! Good luck this week - I'm sure you'll find time in between everything!

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    1. Yeah, I do wish it was a bit longer, I wanted to get to know some of the characters a bit more, but I guess that's what sequels are for!

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  5. I love thunderstorms too! Our skies keep promising them but they either happen when I'm asleep or never materialise. So disappointing!

    Best of luck with your revision goals :)

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    1. Thank you, and I hope you get some rain too!

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  6. I adore a good thunder storm, usually we just get days of grey skies and rain.

    Fantastic job with your writing, I hope you get those 75 pages done this week, good luck!

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    1. Yeah, I hope I can get there too. Might be difficult with so much going on during the next week, but I'm staying positive.

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  7. Great job on your revisions so far, Prerna! Good luck to you this week :) Thanks for the review of MIND GAMES, and I am totally with you on the weather. I LOVE rain, and I also happen to think it is the perfect accompaniment to writing.

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    1. Thanks! And yes, rain and writing go very well together.

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  8. Good luck on those edits I know they can gt tedious sometimes, I love editing it makes the book feel like it is really going somewhere.

    I also love the rain it is so peaceful.

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    1. there are definitely tedious moments, but i'm like you, i love it as well.

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  9. I will say that rain is very inspiring to write to - and I've been getting my word count in because all it's been doing is raining. BUT this beach girl would really like to get some sun. So...

    And it sounds like your revising goals are coming along very nicely! Go YOU! I hope you have a wonderful writing week!

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    1. if i was at the beach i would want the sunshine too!

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  10. There was actually one of those crazy, random thunderstorms in Virginia today! I was glad for it b/c it was hot and insanely humid beforehand.

    Good luck with your revisions this week!

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    1. Awww, sad to know I missed it. And the humidity back east does a number on my hair.

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  11. The rain always makes me want to write, too—especially if it's a thunderstorm with lightening. Love those. I also liked the different voice in MIND GAMES. I preferred that book to PARANORMALCY.

    Good luck with your revisions!

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    1. There was no lightening here, but it would have been awesome!

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  12. That's great you can get inspiration from the rain. :) We've had a lot of that around here, too.

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  13. I have Mind Games in my tbr pile. I wish we'd get some rain here, really I'd hope it would be somewhat cloudy. It is so hot here (Arkansas) right now. Good luck finishing your revisions!

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  14. Good luck meeting your writing goals! You can do it! :)

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  15. We're having a rain storm right now in Northern VA as a matter of fact.

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