What's Up Wednesday is the brainchild of Jaime Morrow and Erin Funk, a great way to summarize the week in sections. For the next few weeks, I will be using this format for Ready, Set, Write: a summer writing intensive. You can read more about it here:
What I'm Reading:
After reading Laini Taylor's DAYS OF BLOOD AND STARLIGHT (and just crying/loving/wishing it would never end) I needed something different--something I couldn't compare DoBaS with. After a slew of suggestions from one of my CP's, I am reading AM ONLY TO DECEIVE, an adult historical fiction. I'm so intrigued by its first pages! No picture of this because it's on my iphone, and my poor case is needing of some TLC. (p.s let's be friends on goodreads too!)
The second book on my nightstand (which is really an ottoman I move around because our nightstand doesn't fit in our bedroom configuration) is this:
Looking forward to read some solid examples of good writing, spectacular queries and loglines.
What I'm Writing:
I was on a great trajectory, plowing through Act I with my revisions, then got into Act II and am now moving at a snail's pace. I deleted many words and reworked quite a few scenes. It's a little painful.
(I know you know that this pain/love follows me through my dailies: How do I show his personality? How do I connect these two plot points? Do I need this character at.all? The other day, Hubby said, "You just can't stop thinking about your book." And I said, quite proudly, "No. No I can't" )
Goal is to finish this revision the first week of July. It's a big purple circle on my calendar.
What Else I've Been Up To:
^^^ That is my everything bag. It's cute, it's large, it's waterproof. And, it's for summer. Because summer is what's happening here in the Halu-Halo residence.
Non. Stop. Summer.
Exhausting and thrilling and exhausting. But fun. Chlorine, bug spray, sunscreen. Pool time, hot sidewalks, kids up at crazy, unreliable hours.
And not enough writing. *winks*
What Inspires Me:
Wow. Monsters University surprised the socks off of me. I admittedly did not fall in love with Monsters Inc. and I was hesitant to see M.U. But my 7yo insisted that this would be our girls' day out and I couldn't say no. Needless to say, I stayed through to the closing credits.
I left the theater saying, "I want to write a story like this." A story that tugs at your heartstrings, makes sense, tied all its loose ends, and had no sludgy molasses moments.
I hope I'm headed that way.
Have great week! Can't wait to read what you all are up to.