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:
Okay, I'm going to admit something. I started reading Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan about a month ago and got about twenty pages in before putting it down. After reading so many awesome reviews I was excited, then let down because it wasn't exactly what I was expecting. Anyway, (there's a point here, I swear) I picked it up again yesterday, because it's due in a few days and I hate the idea of giving up so early on. I don't enjoy DNFing, and try to avoid it at all costs. What happened, you ask, the book got interesting. And now I can't stop thinking about it and can't wait to pick it up again once I've showered and the boys are at school. The moral of the story (sometimes, but not always), don't be so quick to judge. And also, if you're a writer and you are one of those who tends to judge quickly, make sure you get to the good stuff in the story early on before someone gives up on your book.
What I'm Writing:
Over 30k! Woohoo! Party over! Super excited to be over the hump. Hoping to reach between 50-60k by February 14. Also, thinking a lot about querying. I keep itching to send off a batch of queries for Restoring Casey, just to test the water, but am holding off just a little longer. I've had my query letter critiqued by some awesome ladies and I know it's in pretty good shape, but I think mentally I still need to prepare myself a little more.
What Inspires Me Right Now:
Exercise. I ran 4.5 miles yesterday, which is the longest I've ever run in, well, ever. Running inspires me. Listening to music while running not only makes the time go by faster, but it also helps me to work through any struggles I may be having with my stories. It's exhilarating creating worlds and characters no one's thought of before, and if helps to run one extra mile, then bonus points!
What Else I've Been Up To:
Puppy stuff, kid stuff, life stuff. I'm beta reading and critiquing at the moment, which is very humbling. To know these writers have enough faith to let me look at their stuff is always humbling. The writing community freaking rocks and I'm so glad to be a part of it.
What Are You Up To?