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 FINALLY got my grabby little hands on These Broken Stars! I have to say the writing is beautiful and really captures the mood of the story. Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner are two very talented ladies. My only issue was with pacing. Though the words were pretty, it seemed like there wasn't much happening for about half of the book. I get that Lilac and Tarver are stranded on an unknown planet away light years away from family and help, but there was so much walking. So much. It exhausted even me. I can appreciate the authors wanting to set up the climax and work up the romance, but I do think some of the wandering could have been cut short. Other than that I definitely recommend the book.
What I'm Writing:
I'm up to 53k on my WIP. I'm so frustrated that this manuscript is still unnamed. Figuring out a title is usually the first thing I do when I start a story, and I'm pretty good at choosing them, if I do say so myself. But this one is really driving me nuts. I'v also realized I have some serious revisions to do once the first draft is done. I'm loving this story, but am not looking forward to hauling all the words around because I've changed up the timeline. I'm thinking a much needed break will be in order after the first draft is done and before I get into revisions
What Inspires Me Right Now:
Anyone who is querying. It's so hard to be in the trenches, guys. I don't know if I've mentioned it, but I started sending out queries a couple of weeks back. I haven't heard from most of them...yet. I got a few rejections, but that was to be expected. I did get a request for a full from one of the agents who requested my partial for Sun Vs. Snow. The quiet in in my inbox is deafening, and every time I go to check my e-mail my stomach drops and I hesitate because I'm afraid. So, to anyone else in this boat, I salute you! You are inspiring, you are talented, and you will find your agent. It may take a while, but it'll happen.
What Else I've Been Up To:
Trying to keep on top of all the things in my life. Reading, beta-reading, writing, revisions, family, home etc. There's always something to do, or someone who needs something. Such is life. I'm just glad I'm lucky enough to find time to do much of anything, especially read and write.