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:
Or rereading. I finished The Scorpio Races last night for the second and was once again struck by the beauty of the story. Even though in my head I know Thisby is not a real island, in my heart it is. Can you imagine a world where water horses rose from the sea once a year, not just any horses, but wild creatures with a thirst for blood and unprecedented speed and strength? The prose landed me straight on that island, I could picture everything perfectly and I fell in love with Puck and Sean once again.
What I'm Writing:
Still working on Restoring Casey. I got more feedback and am tweaking the first fifty to help pick the pace up and bring the inciting incident forward. I'm excited, even though it's going to take a little bit of time and work. I also might have started a new project...maybe...possibly. Or definitely. I love it thus far and can't wait to see where the story takes me. As a pantser I had no idea what I was doing in the beginning, I just had a voice nagging in my head and I knew I had to write it down. I love the process of writing.
What Inspires Me Right Now:
Maggie Stiefvater. After reading the Scorpio Races again and also starting The Raven Boys in preparation for Dream Thieves, I can't but help be inspired by her writing. I don't know if I'll be as good as her, but I truly enjoy reaping the benefits of all her hard work.
What Else I've Been Up To:
So the football season has started...I'm not sure if you've noticed and I'm trying to survive. I don't hate football at all, but it's not all that interesting to me. My husband, on the other hand, is like a walking sports caster with his vast knowledge of all things sports and football is his favorite so there's lots of it in our house. We live in a college town and football season is BIG. I get into every so often, it is fun to attend the games and eat all that fattening food, but it wears me out. I grew up in a house where sporting events were limited to ice skating and gymnastics so marrying a sports nut has taken some time to get used to. All in all I hope everyone has fun with the season and maybe even I can learn to more than tolerate it.