Monthly Archives: May 2014

What’s Up Wednesday – May 21

Aaaand I’ve missed a couple weeks. But that’s okay! I’ve been fairly busy–preparing for graduation, writing, revising, planning, trying to dig myself out from my TBR pile… But more on that in the post :)

WUW1What I’m reading:

I don’t have much to report here–I’m still plugging away at my TBR pile. I was reading PRODIGY, the next in the LEGEND trilogy, but my ebook check out from the library expired before I had the chance to get halfway… so now’s the wait. Approximately 23 days.

It’s a good thing I have other books to read. I’m currently rereading Patrick Rothfuss’s THE NAME OF THE WIND. Hooray! This story in particular is one of the great ones that is so much fun to reread because you catch something new every time based on what you know. Definitely recommended to read again and again.

What I’m writing:

I just finished the second draft of one of my stories last week! Woohooooo! Now I can dive into planning my next story (witches?!) and finally get into a new world. My last two books took place in the same world, and while I love it to death, it’ll be nice to discover some new things about a new place. I’ve gotten a few thousand words into the new story, buuuut I’m hitting a snag when it comes to plot and voice. This story (we’ll call it WK for short, because I feel like I’ll be talking about it more than just this once) is one that I went into without a ton of knowledge–I was trying something new, and decided that I was going to info dump to my heart’s content. I’ve slightly deviated from that line because I got to thinking too much about plot and ending up with a couple chapters that don’t quite have the YA voice I want. I need to concentrate on the info dump. Definitely–and hopefully that’ll help me get the plot sorted out, in addition to giving me words for this (planned) monster of a first draft.

What inspires me right now:

Long talks with the CP (click!) are the best. They’re so helpful and wonderful. And it’s so fun to be able to talk endlessly (and with as many run-on sentences as we want) about both our stories. Some serious fun right there.

What else I’ve been up to:

I made another Oobie! And… well…

BatmanBasically, I can’t stop screaming at how cute it is. It’s so nice to do something creative that has nothing to do with staring at a computer screen. Also fun is when I’m on a Skype call with Boyface and I type “nananannananannaa” while flying my little Batoobie around.

This week’s WUW is pretty thin, but there’s really not much for me to say today. I hope everyone’s week has been great! Check out other WUWs here.