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 the amazing 100 SIDEWAYS MILES (Andrew Smith) and have been beta-reading some pretty spectacular stories since. #luckyreader
WHAT I’M WRITING: Last week, I worked on two chapters of my Mean Boys story. Not as much as I wanted, but I did crank out a six page brain spew doc on character and problem issues—one an awesome CP gave me wonderful, insightful, and incredibly helpful feedback on. I also spewed to another amazing CP about my TMC story and dove into revisions for that Monday. Oh, and I may or may not have changed the title of THOSE MAGIC CHANGES.
Thoughts? Anyway, I “hope” to be query ready by the end of the month. *fingers crossed*
WHAT WORKS FOR ME:
Brain spews—on characters, on setting, on plot lines. On random neurotic details probably I only consider important. It helps me to sort things out. Even better when I can bounce the spew off one of my awesome CPs. Sometimes those brain spews are a few pages. Other times they are um…longer. J My CPs are saints. And they are the BEST.
WHAT ELSE I’VE BEEN UP TO:
Soccer and tutoring keep me very busy in the afternoons and on the weekends, but I did take the ten year old to see Box Trolls this past Saturday. It was cute and well crafted. The 10 year old LOVED it though. Keeps asking if it’s out on DVD yet. And even with the busy schedule, the husband and I hung out with friends for our once-in-a-blue-moon Adult Game Night.
Good times. J
Oh, and because I rock the parenting decisions, I allowed the fifteen year old to venture out on a school night to a concert venue three hours away to see New Politics. Without me. I’m still catching up on sleep from that one, but she had an AWESOME time and GOT TO MEET THE BAND.