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 LORD OF THE FLIES and am currently rereading CATCHING FIRE in anticipation for the premiere (OMG) tomorrow night.
What I'm Writing:
I did achieve my goals last week, revising through page 140 (now page 132!), and I feel like those pages are almost polished enough where I could send them out to readers. (Yay!) Currently I'm working on the scenes leading up to the midpoint and have a few holes to fill. I hope to stream edit through to the midpoint by Friday, then fill in the gaps this weekend. *fingers crossed*
How about you? What are you writing this week?!
What Else I've Been Up To: So, last week I went exclamation point happy over some soccer. My husband's boys team played in the State Championship game Saturday. They were down 4-1 at half, came back to tie it up twice (4-4, then 5-5), and then lost in the final minutes when the other team scored to make things 6-5.
I will say only a few (haha) things about this.
1) The game was seriously heart-fought on both ends. Every single player left it on the field. It was some incredible soccer to watch.
2) While I know this is going to sound like poor loser Coach's wife of me, the officiating was beyond questionable (and why our boys were down 4-1 at half). A sketchy handball at the top of the box led to score number one. Another questionable call led to the opponent's third score. A few goal kicks (that were clearly goal kicks) were deemed corner kicks for the other team. The boys were justifiably rattled.It's a shame that in a game this big that the officials had a hand in the score.
I'm sure I sound like the sorest loser ever, and I wouldn't have ranted about it, except this back story is key to What Inspires Me Right Now, so…3) I HATE watching teenage boys cry. Thirty minutes after the game, they walked past me and they were still sobbing. This was my heart.
It's still in recovery.4) Our fans, the Cardinal Crazies, filled the stands. They're adorably obnoxious, and they have a pretty wicked chant that gets everyone hyped during games:
I believe that
(I believe that)
I believe that we will win
(I believe that we will win)
When the other team received their championship trophy, they huddled in front of their fans and did the Cardinal Crazy BELIEVE chant. Except they rudely inserted
I believe that we have won
I can handle sore losers. I cannot tolerate poor winners. And I have one thing to say to thatKARMA
Okay, I'm off my rant horse now. Thank you for allowing me to vent. JWhat Inspires Me Right Now
1) My husband's boys. Rattled by the (questionable) officiating, down 4-1 at half, they could have easily packed up their tent. A lot of teams might have. But my husband said one thing to them: Win the second half. And hoo boy did they.
They didn't win, but they put up the most incredible fight ever. To overcome adversity and give it EVERYTHING you got? Freaking INSPIRING.
2) My writer friends Katy and Elodie. We send each other progress reports and excerpts just about every day. Katy blogged about it last week (so sweet). Their feedback and encouragement is beyond inspiring. Thank you, ladies!!!3) Last week as I was drooling over my writer friend SaraBiren's chicken schwarma lunch outing, I casually commented that I was ditching my revisions for the afternoon and watching THE AVENGERS instead. She immediately replied with
How can I NOT be inspired by that? (Of course, if Mark Ruffalo said jump…)
What's up on YOUR Wednesday?!