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: This was some kind of stupendous
It took me a little longer than normal to read this book, not because it wasn't great (it was BEYOND amazing), but because I wanted to prolong Jase and Samantha's relationship. The book is 394 pages and I wanted it to be longer. Like, A LOT longer. Here's a back of the book shout out from Simone Elkeles: Jase and Samantha have a heart-warming romance every girl will envy.
Uh-huh. And then some.
Currently Alison-come-lately is reading THE EARTH, MY BUTT, AND OTHER BIG ROUND THINGS by Carolyn Mackler. I'm only two chapters in, but I am completely adoring Virginia Shreves. How about YOU? What are you reading this week?
What I'm Writing:
My goal this week was to write 5K and I achieved it. *pats back* I'm approaching that murky middle and my inner editor is rearing her ugly head, so the words are not coming as fast, but I love that I have Ready. Set. WRITE! to keep me accountable.
Last week I shared a little and I wanted to thank you for all your kind words! Again! I'm not going to share an excerpt this week, but I will share a clip from a movie that inspired a scene I wrote (this is one of the diamonds in the rough and TOTALLY keeping)
Totally wanted to see Monsters University after that. Guess who got to see it? My kids. While I was at a Zac Brown concert. I know…choices.
I also wrote another diamond that has That's What She Said written all over it. And yes—totally keeping that one too.
This week, I want to write another 5K. I'm with family and vacationing all week, but I'm still going for it! I REALLY want to be at my midpoint by mid-July. How about YOU?! What are your goals for the week?!
OH—and just a few reminders as you post your goals for the week
1) please make sure you sign up on the What's Up Wednesday linky. That way we can all stay connected and hop around and share with each other!
2) If you get a chance, we would love it if you could surf the RSW link list (click here) and try to comment on a few new blogs each week, since the whole point of Ready. Set. Write! is to meet new writers and support each other in our goals. Who knows—you might find your writing soul mate and new betas or critique partners by branching out and visiting new blogs!
3) Join in with us on a twitter writing party. Or host your own! They're so fun and SO productive. I think Elodie has most of us in a group list now. Just visit the group or hit up the hashtag #readysetwrite to see when we'll be hosting another one!
What Inspires Me Right Now: So, this is going to sound a little self-centered, but rereading my own work. I start most writing sessions by rereading what I wrote the day before or some other part of my story and sometimes that's the boost I need to get my fingers moving across the keyboard.
What Else I've Been Up To:
As mentioned earlier, this non-country gal saw these guys in concert
My husband loves country (actually he loves all music) and so off to Raleigh we went for our second annual Zac Brown concert. Yes, I did say second. I did endure country music again, but Zac Brown isn't your normal country artist. The guy plays Aerosmith. And Dave Matthews. And this year he added Metallica and Led Zepplin to the set list. I love all those artists! I really had a good time and I definitely see another Zac Brown concert in my future. J
Sunday I put my fourteen year old on a plane ALL BY HERSELF. And . . . AND she had to switch planes. I think I stopped breathing until she landed four hours later. But she arrived at destination safely and is having a blast with her amazing aunt and uncle and cousin Cole!
And Monday I put in the official paperwork to resign from my teaching gig. I'll miss it, but VERY EXCITED about being around for my freshman and fourth grader next year.
What's up on YOUR Wednesday?