Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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:
Please Remain Calm by Courtney Summers. I loved This Is Not A Test and have been anxiously awaiting for the release of this short story. I loved it, and it did not disappoint. The ending may have crushed a little piece of my soul, but it was beautiful story.

What I'm Writing:
I've revised almost a hundred pages and I'm hoping to get another fifty done this week. We'll see how it goes.

What Works For Me:
Cleaning. If my house is a disaster I can't concentrate on my writing. Clutter is not my friend, neither are dirty dishes and laundry. The burden of having a dirty home weighs heavily on me. It's unavoidable, but I can't tell you how much cleaning actually helps me when I'm stuck. Usually I have Pandora going on in the background so it helps activate my creativity.

What Else I've Been Up To:
My life is so incredibly mundane, so I won't bore you with the details. I have been critiquing some other writers' stuff and it's such a great experience. There are some seriously talented people out there.


  1. Good luck with those revisions :D

    So much talent out there. Agents must be spoilt for choice!

  2. Good luck with your revisions! My house needs a good clean, I'm thinking that's what I'll be doing on my day off tomorrow.

  3. I hear you on the clutter thing. My house is currently in desperate need of a good spring cleaning even if it's not quite spring just yet. This is probably a big part of why I haven't been productive on the writing front. I also hear you on the "my life is mundane" thing. Yep. I feel much the same way. Hope you have a great week, Prerna! :D

  4. Wow congrats on sniping some pages…hard stuff! Hope you have a great week and continue to be productive!

  5. I'm like you with cleaning. My vacuum is being repaired right now and I can't stand it! I have a hard time relaxing if there's a mess around me.
    Way to go on your revising!

  6. Wah, awesome! Great job revising those 100 pages! You're on a roll. :)

    My What's Up Wednesday post.

  7. Well I don't know if it's a man thing, but when I'm writing I don't see anything around me, including what the house looks like! I have to admit I do find cleaning therapeutic though and a good chance for the subconscious to tick over. Congrats on your progress!

  8. I have a hard time accomplishing anything else if my house is messy too. I guess cleaning the actual clutter helps clear out the mental clutter, doesn't it? Good luck revising that next fifty pages!

  9. I like to have a clean house too. I should go get on that so I can get some words on the page...