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. Should you wish to join us, you will find the link widget at the bottom Jaime’s post. We really hope you will take part!
What I’m Reading
I finished The Host! There was a brief period where it looked like I might throw a hissy fit on the train because things weren’t going my way, but I managed not to frighten my fellow passengers. It was a really slow read, but I feel like that’s because it’s such a character-driven book.
I followed up that beast with a shorter book and a novella. Losing It by Cora Carmack was hilarious, although I wished it had been longer. I read Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi on the train back up here and was almost overcome by Warner feels, but yet again I showed tremendous restraint. (And that, my friends, is why I rarely read in public.)
Now I’m reading The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling, a book I’d previously started and then abandoned because I didn’t want to pay library fines. It’s…different. I don’t hate it, but there are so many characters, I don’t find myself attached to any one in particular so far and I’m having trouble keeping them all straight. I’m only 100 pages into it, though, so I guess we’ll see.
What I’m Writing
I signed up for Ready. Set. WRITE!, which is basically an online summer camp for writers and which you can read more about/sign up for here if that’s something that interests you. (This is the part where I give shout outs to Alison, Katy, Elodie, Erin, and Jaime! Because they’re unspeakably awesome for putting this on.)
Today we’re setting our summer writing goals. I have two:
- Finish polishing up SHARDS and start querying by the end of June.
- Finish my current draft of FIRE by the end of August, which will be manageable if I write 1000 words a day.
What Inspires Me Right Now
The Civil Wars have a new single, and before I’d even got halfway through it the first time I’d preordered their new album on iTunes. Behold!
What Else I’ve Been Up To
I went home last weekend for the first time since Christmas (which makes me a terrible daughter when you consider that my family only lives three hours away), and in that time my parents got a dog, whom they
half-jokingly named after Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.
My family, ladies and gentlemen.
Anyway, I let Wilson take me for a walk and now we are the bestest best friends EVAR.
Aside from that, I’ve been trying to sub as much as I can before school gets out next week because over the summer I’ll only be working the retail job, and that doesn’t pay nearly as well as subbing does. In case you were wondering why I’m still catching up on comments from last week’s What’s Up Wednesday 🙂