What’s Up Wednesday

Castle Button (Final)

What’s Up Wednesday is a blog hop created by Jaime Morrow and Erin Funk to help writers stay connected. See what other WUW writers are up to here

WHAT I’M READING

I’m using Susan Beth Pfeffer’s THE DEAD & THE GONE as a reward if I stick to this week’s revision schedule. I loved its companion book LIFE AS WE KNEW IT so I’m totally ready to find out what happens to teens living in the city when cataclysm strikes.

WHAT I’M WRITING

Still revising TWSHS…forever. UGH. I have to get faster at this. :D

WHAT WORKS FOR ME

This week has already been chock full of so much writerly good news. Agenting, book deals, starred reviews, etc. for some of the nicest, coolest, most talented authors out there. Of course, there’s twinges of When, O Lord, when will it be me? and that is totally natural. But I’m so happy for them and celebrating their success pushes me to keep going.

WHAT ELSE IS NEW
  •  I marathoned House of Cards. Oh, my word. Immediate writing envy.
  • Maybe Camp NaNoWriMo next month? I’m just crazy enough to do it.
  • Thinking about piano lessons. I miss playing!

Writer Recharge: Final Update

Writer Recharge FB

Thanks so much to Writer Recharge hosts Sara BirenKaty Upperman, Alison Miller, Liz Parker, and Elodie Nowodazkij! Your hard work is much appreciated. 

Let’s see how I did!

MY GOALS

Write/Revise

Add 500 words each day to ye olde WIP. Revise THINGS WE SHOULD HAVE SAID for the last time (before querying, that is). 

I did pretty well here. There were only a handful of days where I didn’t make the wordcount goal. Revising will take longer than I anticipated but that’s okay. I’ve extended my deadline and I’m confident I can make it.

Read

The last five books I purchased: THE LIGHTER SIDE OF LIFE AND DEATH, MASSIVE, OPEN ROAD SUMMER, CRAZY IN LOVE, WIDE AWAKE.

I finished OPEN ROAD SUMMER and MASSIVE. I enjoyed them both for vastly different reasons. Reading for fun FTW!

Self

Do something physically active for 30 minutes at least 3x per week.

Being sick and dealing with IH stuff derailed this more often than I’d like. However, I broke a sweat more than once perfecting Kpop dance moves and the daily stretching is vastly improving my flexibility.

Connect

Attend an in-person writing meetup.

I missed the February meetup but I re-connected with a local writing collective, wrote and brainstormed via Twitter, attended a play-in-progress feedback session, joined the Write Ladyhead Right crew, researched writing residencies, and applied for a writing workshop scholarship.

I’m really pleased with my progress this month! Thanks so much to everyone for your support.

 

What’s Up Wednesday

What’s Up Wednesday is a blog hop created by Jaime Morrow and Erin Funk to help writers stay connected. See what other WUW writers are up to here.

WHAT I’M READING

Still in the midst of MASSIVE. I have so many thoughts. This one will stick with me for a while. I may have to find a fluffy romance for my next read.

WHAT I’M WRITING

Inspired by a lot of writer pals who’ve been able to type THE END, I’m pushing really hard to have THINGS WE SHOULD HAVE SAID revised by March 25. That’s an entire month to whip this sucker into something I can be proud of.

WHAT WORKS FOR ME

Whether it’s taking a nap, annoying my cat, or catching up on TV shows I’ve missed since ditching cable, I need to enjoy things not directly related to my writing. And that includes doing it guilt-free.

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WHAT ELSE IS NEW

  • Apparently, I just realized that this section shouldn’t be called “What Else I’ve Been Up To”. :D
  • House of Cards. ‘Nuff said.