Wednesday, January 8, 2014

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: 
Oh, you know, stuff. Recently I've read Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers, which was a great historical fantasy. Love the idea of nuns training kick-but assassins. I also read Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry, which was a well written contemporary, although didn't quite live up to my expectations. Now I'm about to dive into Star Cursed the second book in The Cahill Witch Chronicles by Jessica Spotswood and I'm super psyched for that one. And I recently purchased Defy by Sara B. Larson, so that's up on my list too.

What I'm Writing:
I'm proud to say I'm over 20k into a new project, which I started the week before Christmas. It's a contemporary, which is surprising because I wanted to kind of get away from the genre and try something different, but this idea struck me upside the head and I just knew I had to write the words these two characters were filling up inside my head. My goal is to get the first draft done by Valentine's Day!

What Inspires Me Right Now:
The New Year. It's so full of possibilities and excitement. Setting up new goals, forgetting our past failures and focusing on making ourselves better. This year especially because I feel like I'm  getting closer and closer to accomplishing my writing dream.

What Else I've Been Up To:

We got this little guy on New Year's Eve! His names is Mugsy Bugsy Pickett. He's a shih tzu/ boston terrier mix and is adorable. We're right in the middle of potty training which is, if you've ever had a puppy, quite taxing to put it politely. Although he's picking things up quickly and I'm already teaching him a few tricks. The kids love him and with that cute little face, who wouldn't?

So, what's up with you guys?


  1. Aww he's adorable :) Good luck getting your new project done for Valentine's Day!

  2. Mugsy Bugsy Pickett is so, so cute! I just want to snuggle him. :-) You know, I really need to get around to reading Jessica Spotswood's series already. I've been meaning to, but I keep getting distracted. Congrats on hitting the 20K mark. And in such great time too! I have a couple contemporary stories on the go and ideas for others, but I think I want to write something different right now. Not sure what yet, but we'll see. Good luck with this project! :-)

  3. Congrats on 20K!! I love it when new ideas hit you upside the head and you just have to write them! Although they do have a tendency to distract me from whatever my current WIP is :)

    And your new puppy is adorable! How fun that you adopted him for New Year's.

  4. 20K into your new project is amazing! For me, that's when it starts to feel like it might possibly turn into a real story someday. Your new pup is adorable -- congratulations!

  5. Best of luck with your draft! I'm hoping to finish my WIP by February, too. Mine was an unexpected idea as well and I think they can sometimes be the ones we love most!

  6. My sister had a shih tzu when I was younger and the thing used to pee on my bed all the time! But it was so cute that I just had to forgive it. :)

  7. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw what a cute puppy!!!!!

    20k is fantastic! Way to go you :D

    Happy New Year ^_^

  8. What a cute puppy!

    Congrats on making it to 20k words. Now all you need to do is write the rest :)

    Have a great week, and a good new year.

  9. 20k into a new project is nothing to shrug at! Keep it going and best wishes for 2014.

    Dog. Cute. Awesome.

  10. Your dog is soooo cute (I want to steal him!!!) :)

  11. 20K! That's awesome, what a great start. I hope the spree continues.

    Also that puppy is too adorable for words. <3

  12. I'm SO glad you liked GRAVE MERCY! It's one of my favourite books, and I can't say enough about that series. The second one is really good too, and I'm counting the days until the third comes out this spring.

    Wow, you're just speeding along on this new WIP of yours! Nice work and good luck finishing your draft by Valentine's Day!

    I have to admit I literally squealed when I saw the pics of your new puppy. What a little sweetie! We have a terrier mix too (though Cairn not Boston) and they're the best. :)

  13. Congrats for the awesome progress your making on the new project, Prerna. 20k since Christmas is huge. Well on the way to your goal! I hope this year will be a big year for you--especially in terms of your writing career. :)

  14. Cute puppy! So awesome that you're writing again. Good luck!!