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!
What I’m Reading:
I’m about 3/4 of the way through the Garfield biography, as part of the Presidential Challenge. It’s absolutely fascinating! I finished Sarah Dessen’s latest yesterday, and really enjoyed it.
What I’m Writing – Um, I’m having a bit of a crisis actually. I’ve put away the adult contemporary novel, after deciding that writing romance novels just isn’t what I want to do. So, now I’m back to The First Drop. And, after finishing that Sarah Dessen novel yesterday, I’m floundering. I realized just how flat my plot is in The First Drop, how my secondary characters are cardboard and blah. I want to make my story work, I just don’t know how. I started out writing a story about two friends, but along the way it’s become more about them not being friends than about friendship, and I don’t think I like that.
So, I have to decide what I’m going to do. Am I going to try to get back to my intentions and build the plot and characters up from there? Throw in the towel? Keep moving forward from the story it is now? I don’t know. Insert major floundering here.
What’s Inspiring Me Now – Because of the said troubles writing-wise, my inspiration is on a different thing right now. Over at We Still Read (the blog I’m a collaborator on) we’ve posted today about when we read while having a life with children. Seeing the responses across social media has been amazing. I love seeing all these other moms making time for the written word! Check out the post here.
What Else I’ve Been Up To – Watching my baby turn ONE. We had his party on Sunday, and spent yesterday at the nearby Aquarium and had a pizza party for dinner with my parents and grandparents. Basically, it was an awesome day, full of bittersweet emotions. 🙂