We’ll return to our regularly-scheduled reposting of past blogs on Friday, but for today, we’re saying, “What’s up, Wednesday?”
Except not really. There’s no comma or question mark here. WUW is the brainchild of Jaime Morrow and her sister, Erin, and you can learn more about it here! I was introduced to this blog hop by CP extraordinaire Marika, and you should totally check out what she has to say this WUW, too. Because she’s awesome.
WHAT I’M READING
I have a big stack of books from the library that I’m trying to tear through now, though revisions are getting in the way–more on that later. It’s big enough that I’ll opt for listing them out:
- THE ARCHIVED by Victoria Schwab
- THE COLDEST GIRL IN COLDTOWN by Holly Black
- THE FIRE IN FICTION by Donald Maass
- I WEAR THE BLACK HAT by Chuck Klosterman
- SUPERVILLAINS AND PHILOSOPHY, edited by Ben Dyer
And that’s not even including the four e-books I have waiting in the wings. (For those who are curious: TAKEN by Erin Bowman, THE MAZE RUNNER by James Dashner, BRIGHTLY WOVEN, and NEVER FADE (The Darkest Minds #2) both by Alexandra Bracken.)
Now, I’m not reading all these books at once; for me, that’s a little excessive. But all of them are staring at me from my desk, waiting… waiting… waiting…
Meanwhile, I’m cowering under my revisions. Figures.
WHAT I’M WRITING
Right now, I’m reworking the first pages of my YA Fantasy ms so they can be ready for querying. I’ve gotten some reader feedback that revealed what I had been pretending not to see: my beginning needs to be better, and by better, I mean more accessible. It’s a matter of clearer world building, so I’m working on including some more observations, tweaking some descriptions, and putting more color and substance in overall.
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
I found this stellar Finnish watercolor artist on Tumblr yesterday, and the artist’s work is amazing and fantastic. I even made one of her pieces my desktop background. Check out her Tumblr: http://tir-ri.tumblr.com/
WHAT ELSE I’VE BEEN UP TO
Last week when I was writing at the library, I discovered that a little knitting group meets there every Thursday morning. I told my friend, and we basically danced around in circles together via text, so guess where we’ll be tomorrow morning? :)
I also saw DIVERGENT in theaters on opening day, and I have to say that the movie did the book justice. Though I’d still suggest reading the book first (I always do!), it’s definitely a movie you should see.
To check out some other WUW posts from this week, head on over to Jaime’s post here! Have a great day, all.