“What’s Up Wednesday” is a fun weekly meme started by Jaime Morrow and Erin Funk. From Jaime: It’s similar in some respects to the Currently… post, but it’s been whittled down to only four headings to make it quicker and more manageable on a weekly basis. You’re invited to join us if you’re looking for something to blog about, a way to let your blog friends know what’s been going on with you.
What I'm Reading
A couple days ago I finished an arc of 3:59 by Gretchen McNeil. And OH MY GOSH was it good!! Stay tuned for my Bookanista review tomorrow. Now I'm getting ready to read TOUCHING THE SURFACE by Kimberly Sabatini...it's got a gorgeous cover and sounds really intriguing! Can't wait!
What I'm Writing
Well, erm....yeah. My Ready. Set. Write. goal of writing a chapter in my WIP was a big, fat fail this week. Boo. In fact, I *did* try to write...behold, the following is the entirety of what I accomplished! O_o
Just before dawn, we stop to rest for a few quiet moments to gather ourselves before the coming battle. When the vision steals me this time there’s no warning; I close my eyes and I’m no longer in the forest. No longer with Lys.
And....who knows if these words will stay. I'm kind of on the fence about them, actually. Will probably do some tweaking before moving on to the rest of the chapter. Which I DO hope to finish before next Wednesday!
However, the next couple of weeks will be tough for my RSW goals, I'm sad to say. The bug is pushing a brand-new tooth out, we're moving in a couple of weeks (EEK HAVE NOT PACKED OH MY GOSH AHHHH), and...okay, those are the biggies. But I'm still going to do my best to make SOME progress, any progress (even if it's rewriting the above sentences over and over.) :-)
What Else I've Been Up To
While I didn't get much writing done, I did LOTS of writing-related things...like preparing for the By Blood Book Blitz and critiquing a friend's manuscipt (I'm about 50 pages in and it's getting GOOD. ;-))
Also, lots of play and cuddle time with the little man, who is in need of distracting these days. His third tooth is *just* breaking through the skin and it looks like #4 won't be far behind. Man, teething is TOUGH on these little guys. I just want to kiss him and make it all better. Poor thing. :-/
What Is Inspiring Me
I'm going with the YA writing and blogging community on this one. Yesterday By Blood released in paperback with a pretty new cover. I signed up to do a book blitz and also let a few of my writer friends know, including the Bookanistas, in case they wanted to help spread the word.
So many tweets and facebook likes and mentions by writer friends and bloggers...I honestly wasn't expecting this much love. It was - is - absolutely thrilling. And I am so, so grateful for the support.
Going indie was a tough decision for me. While I knew it was the right decision for me for many, many reasons, I still worried that I wouldn't be taken seriously, that the walls between myself and my traditionally published friends/counterparts would be impenetrable. But that hasn't been the case at all. It really is a whole new world in publishing these days, and I feel so fortunate to be a part of it.
Thank you to everyone who has added By Blood to their Goodreads shelves, bought a copy, tweeted, facebooked, mentioned it on your blogs, etc. Your enthusiasm and support mean more than I could possibly say. Truly, y'all are my inspiration and motivation to keep writing!