What's Up Wednesday is a weekly meme geared toward readers and writers, so we can check in with each other. To join, just check out Jaime Morrow or Erin Funk's blogs for the link widget and sign up!
WHAT I'M READING
I am still reading FROI OF THE EXILES - which isn't to say the book isn't good (it is!), but it is rather longer than FINNIKIN and I've actually had less time to read of late. I am SO CLOSE to the end though!
Eager as I am to jump right into QUINTANA OF CHARYN when I'm done, I think I'll finish up the fascinating CHARM & STRANGE by Steph Kuehn (out yesterday!) and start Gillian Flynn's DARK PLACES.
WHAT I'M WRITING
Nothing yet! BUT I did sign up for the Ready.Set.Write! writing intensive hosted by a bunch of lovely blog ladies: Alison Miller, Elodie Nowodazkij, Erin Funk, Jaime Morrow, and Katy Upperman.
Find out more by clicking Ready.Set.Write! or the button above. It'll take you to the sign-up post.
The accountability part of the intensive will be found in this meme every week, and today is the first goal setting post. So I'm starting really broad and really small because I am way out of practice and way indecisive.
Goal: For this week, I'd like to just be able to write 500 new words on something. I'm having a hard time deciding. I have a number of WIPs gathering dust, one of which actually has a decent outline (for someone who is a pantser by nature and doesn't really do the outline thing). That WIP is the one I affectionately call Luck, and it's about two siblings trying to break a family curse. You can read more about it here: Next Big Thing Meme
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
Other than the mastery that is Melina Marchetta's fantasy world-building, the online blogging/writing community! Seriously, I've been having so much fun tweeting and blogging with so many of you. Who else is going to freak out with me over books and super random things? Who else is going to write Gollum-themed #twtpoem poetry? *smooshes you all*
WHAT ELSE I'VE BEEN UP TO
Quite a lot! That's why I haven't had time to read (or write) much! Since we got our Comic Con badges at re-sale, the sister and I have been frantically searching for housing for that weekend. As you can imagine, it's been stressful and crazy (and makes my wallet cry), but I think we're finally settled! Now we can move on to stressing over what we want to see/do and what the heck we're going to wear. I think it might be too hot for my galaxy tights, but I'm considering buying a galaxy skirt...YES/NO???
(SOURCE: as worn by Jessica R on Lookbook.nu)
I also went to a Capital Cities concert last week at the always classy El Rey Theatre. Thanks to the Sister for getting me in & letting me hang out in the VIP balcony! It was a fun show!
Capital Cities playing "Safe & Sound" at Night 1 of their 2 sold out shows. Source: the Sister
Q4U: Will you join Ready.Set.Write! or do the July round of Camp NaNoWriMo? AND what's up with you?