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 SILENT WIFE (A.S.A Harrison) for my IRL book club. In terms of plot, it’s a little cliché, but the pacing must’ve been pretty good since I kind of devoured it in a day and a half ( NOT normal for me). Currently I’m reading THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING (Robyn Schneider) which makes me continually wonder why I try to write from a guy’s POV because Schneider does it SO WELL. That, and the story’s pretty awesome so far.
WHAT I’M WRITING: Last Wednesday I hit 20K with the new story and I’m still kind of riding that high. But I’ve been cleaning up the front end of the story and am still getting to know my characters a bit as I draft and I’m really not in any big hurry. I didn’t think I’d be drafting this story until the summer so any new words right now are always a bonus.
Speaking of the summer—Jaime Morrow, Erin Funk, Katy Upperman, and yours truly are gearing up for our second annual summer writing intensive Ready. Set. Write! We’re kicking things off next Monday (June 2) and we’re super excited! Plus, we have all the buttons. I mean, ALL THE BUTTONS! If you’re looking to get some serious writing/revising this summer and want someone to hold you accountable, dude—check out the intro post Monday. Or you can click here to see what we did last summer. Twitter parties, weekly check-ins, giveaways. And writing. LOTS OF WRITING.
WHAT INSPIRES ME: Tru TV. I know—sad, right? But when you’re writing a story where the basic premise is founded on some light-hearted and not so light-hearted pranking, you tune in to shows like World’s Dumbest Pranksters and (Impractical) Jokers. Research can be so entertaining. J
WHAT ELSE I’VE BEEN UP TO: The beach. Cookouts. Sleepovers. End of school craziness. Letting my fifteen year old drive me places. All in the name of fun. J Here’s a pictorial glance at my past few weeks.
the child turned TEN (WHAT?!?!?!)
the husband and I celebrated the 20th anniversary of our first date
putting together campaign candy for the 15 year old's Senator run (she won, btw)
celebrating May the Fourth (be with you) with a Star Wars selfie
oh, and one of my Mother's Day gifts (still wearing it)
What’s up on YOUR Wednesday?!