It’s Wednesday again (that keeps happening, with time moving forward and days of the week repeating), which means it’s time for What’s Up Wednesday, the weekly blog hop hosted Jamie Morrow and Erin L Funk. (I totally spaced last week. It was a rough one.)
WHAT I’M READING
Right now I’m half-way through Last Sacrifice, the final Vampire Academy book, and about a third of the way through Liberty Bound, by my friend and awesome YA author Faith McKay (she is the one who showed me this blog hop in the first place).
I also recently read the short novella The Boy in the Smoke by Maureen Johnson, which I bought and had shipped from Waterstones (it was a charity book for World Book Day). Totally worth the international shipping. It’s Stephen’s back story from her Shades of London series, which I adore.
WHAT I’M WRITING
The same UF/YA I was writing last week, although I’ve hit my 20K slump. It happens every time. This is the part where I look at what I’ve written, start figuring out what the book needs to be (plot, etc.) and have a small panic attack about my ability to make it happen. (But I always do. I just need to come out the other end.)
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
I have a sign above my desk that reads “Just Finish the Draft!” That, and I earn stickers on my calendar for every 1,000 words I write, and I’ll push myself a lot just to get a sticker.
“Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.” – Oscar Wilde
Given that my writing process is writing a lot of words to figure out the plot and characters, this feels apt.
WHAT ELSE I’VE BEEN UP TO
There’s life outside reading and writing?! Just kidding. Well, mostly kidding. I’ve been cooking and baking a lot. Found a way to make extra crispy tofu in the oven (but it’s still too floury… must tweak the recipe) and I baked a strawberry pie over the weekend. I’ve also been re-watching Veronica Mars. I’m halfway through season 2. I forgot how good that show is.
So that’s what’s up with me this Wednesday! What’s up with you?