What’s Up Wednesday is hosted by Jaime Morrow. It’s a great way to catch up with writer friends, and meet new ones! Check out her blog for the scoop!
So now I’m reading The Cuckoo’s Calling…and have to finish by Friday to avoid a late fee! I’m about 160 pages in, and it’s okayish. I’m liking it, but I’m not really sucked in yet. It’s a long book and Jacki (one of my buddies on We Still Read) loved it, so I’m going to keep plugging away and hope to finish it before Friday night.
What I’m Writing – I’ve been slowly plugging away on the WIP, and am enjoying where it’s going. I’m nearing a scene that I’ve been waiting for since I started outlining this story. A specific dialogue exchange, actually. I can’t wait to actually type it out, to see one of the first ideas I had for these characters come to life.
I planned to get some words down yesterday but both kiddo’s were absolutely insane all day, fighting and boycotting naps. Today seems much calmer here, so I’m hoping to be productive today!
What’s Inspiring Me Now – My CPs! I finished CPing a MS for one of my writer buddies over the weekend and I when I finished I felt so lucky to be trusted with her words and her awesomeness! I think a lot of the fun of writing is in sharing your words, and having other writers share their words with you. My online CP group shares pages monthly, and we’ve had some really great conversations and brainstorming sessions together. It just really lifts me up to know other people enjoy my words, and are willing to help me improve, to deepen the story, and to help me rally through self-doubt. ❤
What Else I’ve Been Up To – the cold. I’m so unbelievably sick of the cold weather. Yes, I know it’s only January, but I’m. Over. It. We’ve been cooped up a lot, so we’ve been doing a lot of arts and crafts time, which I find fun and therapeutic so that’s nice. However, I really want to be running around outside.
Emmett turns ONE in 6 days. SIX DAYS. Hold me, guys, because I’m not ready! His party is this weekend, with his birthday next Tuesday. I’m not sure how much writing I’ll be getting done this weekend and most of next week. It depends on if I can see through my tears. 🙂