What’s Up Wednesday is the brain child of Jaime Morrow and Erin Funk. Join the fun on your own blog and then go to Jaime’s or Erin’s to add your link – it’s a great way to share what’s going on in your life and get to know other bloggers!
What I’m Reading
I finished PARTIALS by Dan Wells and loved it. It definitely has a different feel than other dystopian novels I’ve read. It’s got more of a sci-fi story arc and lots of good action. But the second book is going to have to wait because I have started DREAMS OF GODS AND MONSTERS by Laini Taylor! I have been waiting for this book! It is as awesome as I thought it would be. I am also critiquing a great MS!
What I’m Writing
THE WITCH OF HIGHLAND FALLS is heading off to four wonderful beta readers. Thank you all so much! I’m so excited to get some constructive critiques that I know will help make the story the best it can be. And I can’t wait to share this story with the rest of the world. I really love the story and the characters so very much. I’ve gotten a lot done on the outline for my next MS. I’m tentatively going to call it FALLING because I’m sick of calling it “my next MS.” That will have to be the title until I come up with something better. I’ve messed around with variations of FALLING but there are a lot of similar titles out there. So it’s time to put my thinkin’ cap on. (I suck at titles!) Hoping to start actually writing on the first draft this week. Yay!
What Inspires Me Right Now
Last week, I checked out every single blog link from the WUW links on Jaime’s and Erin’s pages and left a comment on every one. I’ve always wanted to do that. :) It was awesome to visit some blogs I never have been to before and “meet” new people. It was very extroverted of me (go me!). I wish I had the time to do that every week – it took a while! It’s such a great group of bloggers. You all inspire the heck out of me!
What Else I’ve Been Up To
On Monday, when listing my goals for the week as part of the YA Buccaneers Spring Writing Boot Camp, in addition to my writing goals, I listed an exercise goal that included beginning some strength training this week. I asked a friend of mine (who is a fitness instructor) what I should start on. I ended up going to her Group Strength Training class yesterday afternoon. Oh. My. Lord. I had the lightest set of weights there and I still can barely lift my arms today. Ooof. But at the same time, it was fun and a challenge and I’m totally going again next week! Hopefully I can lift my arms again by then. :)
So, what’s up with you?