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. Jaime Morrow and Erin Funk are the hosts, and we'd love for you to join in the fun! Just hit up their blogs and sign up on the linky. J
What I'm Reading:
I finished my reread of CATCHING FIRE and am currently rereading THE LIST. I don't know what it is about November, guys, but every year my reading slows and practically stalls. I do write and revise a lot in November. Maybe that's it. ANYHOO—MUST get my read on for the Superlative Blog Fest! More on that in a bit. J
What I'm Writing:
I'm past my midpoint. However, there are two scenes I must write and two that need serious addressing in the front half of my script so, I'm trying not to get too excited about getting into the second half. But I'm further along than I was last week at this time, so . . . progress.
As I revise, I encounter all kinds of notes I left myself on first draft. Here's one of them.
Does anyone else leave themselves crazy comments?
Also, does anyone else keep a journal or notebook with all kinds of crazy unorganized scrawl about their stories? The other day, I discussed my neurotic journal with a writer friend. I've always had a journal for bits of dialogue and outlines and various scribbles. The current one comes incomplete with cast lists, baseball rosters, who's who for most of the cast, and a whole lot more. It's a WiP too, but, swear, by the time I finish, my journal might rival Gansey's.
I'm neurotic to a fault. J
How about you? What are you writing this week?!
What Else I've Been Up To:
1) We were in Atlanta this weekend for a soccer tournament (my husband's the coach, my daughter plays). Had a wonderful time with a great group of girls and an awesomely cool group of parents. Oh, and the girls took second place. Pretty good weekend.
2) CATCHING FIRE anyone?
Saw it Thursday at 8 with my son and my daughter and about a hundred of her friends. I am not a BTMA girl, but I was very okay with THE HUNGER GAMES. This one? AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
3) My story CHICK MAGNET was selected as an entry in Authoress's 2013 Baker's Dozen. (insert BIG smile) The entries go up on her blog Friday. Agents bid on them Tuesday. *bites nails* Feel free to break from your Black Friday shopping to send some love my way. Or a constructive critique. Or a glass of wine (I may need several). You can monitor all the exciting action here.
4) Just feeling thankful. I can complain about a lot of things, but I really do have so much to be thankful for. My family, my writing, my friends. YOU. I could go on, but I already rambled about what I'm thankful for at YA CONFIDENTIAL . You can check it out here.
What Inspires Me Right Now
The 2013 Superlative Blog Fest! Jessica, Tracey, Katy and I posted about it yesterday (click here!) and I am super excited about sharing my favorite reads of 2013. Which is all of twelve books *headdesk* But I am INSPIRED to kick this reading slump and get my read on before December 16!
The Superlative Blog Fest is so much fun and I hope you'll join us!
Happy Thanksgiving! What's up on YOUR Wednesday?!