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: One of my goals with the YA Buccaneers Boot Camp is to read 15 books over three months. Currently I’ve read 5 (all AMAZING) and am finishing up CHARM AND STRANGE (also AMAZING). I’ve just started a friend’s manuscript and it’s awesome! As far as reading goes, I’ve been on a real WIN streak lately. I hope it continues.
WHAT I’M WRITING:
I’m on Team Defiance for the YA Buccaneers Boot Camp and it’s been AWESOME for productivity. Since I joined up, I’ve written, rewritten (fifty plus times) and polished my query AND my synopsis for my current project THOSE MAGIC CHANGES, brainspewed dialogue, beats, and character descrips for my SNI, and jotted down ideas for and started rewriting/revising my “baby” (the first project I wrote). I met my goals for last week (you can see them HERE) and here are this week’s goals…
1) Draft a new first chapter for the “baby.”
2) Continue to brainspew SNI thoughts into new pink journal.
Just FYI—new story’s POV will be from three males. When I came up with the idea back in 2010, I nicknamed it MEAN BOYS. So, I guess pink is fitting, right? Provided I only write in it on Wednesdays?
Currently the working title is NO JOKE. Which I’m really digging. And I’m beyond excited about this one. I don’t know if I’ll be able to wait until summer to start drafting. J
3) Write a What’s Up Wednesday post. Oh, wait. I’ve already done that. J
I’ll update my YA Buccaneer Boot Camp progress next Monday on my blog.
WHAT INSPIRES ME: This little green guy.
I think I mentioned before that my December and January were pretty rough on the writing front. My laptop crashed, I lost about two weeks worth of work, and then I received my last few rejections on my previous manuscript. The task of re-doing all my lost edits and finishing revisions while in such a “lost hope” bubble was beyond daunting. But when I finally felt ready to tackle revisions again, that quote kept me going. It got me through revisions. Through writing my query. And then through writing my synopsis.
The writing process can be overwhelming. I’ve learned to set little goals and just “get her done.” There really is no “trying” to write a book. You either do it or you don’t.
That’s your Yoda wisdom for today. You’re welcome. ;)
WHAT ELSE I’VE BEEN UP TO: Soccer. Lots of soccer. My daughter’s playing on the JV soccer team and my husband coaches the Varsity team and so it’s usually four if not six games during the week. Then, my son usually has two to three games every Saturday. And my husband plays most Sundays. I don’t get to every game, but I try to get to most of them. You’d think I’d be tired of so much soccer, but I really do love watching the game. Good thing, right?!
Also, my daughter turned fifteen and got her driver’s permit a few weeks ago. My sanity is questionable.
What’s up on YOUR Wednesday?!