Wednesday, May 21, 2014
What's Up Wednesday & An Announcement
I've been a bit of a lame blogger lately. I apologize if I haven't visited your blog in a while, I will try to remedy that ASAP!! With summer coming and my current manuscript sucking my spare time, I find myself less on the blogging scene. But, I am glad that I have WUW to keep me accountable with my blogging, writing, and reading.
What's Up Wednesday is a weekly blog hop created by sisters Jamie Morrow and Erin Funk to help writers connect on this writing journey.
WHAT I'M READING
I am currently reading Insurgent, the second book in Veronica Roth's Divergent series. I seriously love these books and the world she created. I find myself saying out loud, "That was a good line. A really good line." I love it when a writer makes me think like that!
WHAT I'M WRITING
I crossed genre's and am working on the first draft of my own Divergent series. Just kidding. But it is a YA dystopian novel (with romantic elements--of course!) Even though I'm at 70,000 words, I still have a long way to go to get it in the right shape.
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
Truthfully? The Divergent series. I love it when a book draws me in and I'm lost in the story. When I stay up too late at night because I can't put it down. That's what Veronica's books have done to me, and I feel inspired because that's the kind of writer I want to be. I don't just want to write a good story. I want to write a story that pulls the reader in and makes them think about it long after the last page is read. It's an art. It's a talent, and I'm struggling to find it, develop it, and strap it to my back.
WHAT ELSE I'VE BEEN UP TO
Well, I know what I haven't been doing...Sleeping! I find myself to be most productive in my writing AFTER the kids are asleep, in between the hours of 9:00 pm -1:00 am. I love having a few interrupted hours where it is just me, my laptop, my music, my characters, and my ideas (it's a nighttime party!) Although, I have been known to nod off from time to time, but then again, a little power nap never hurts!
Also, I'm excited to announce that the amazing Lori Maclaughlin nominated me for a Liebster Award! Hoo-Rah!! Be sure to stop back on Friday where I post all the details, answer some questions about myself, and nominate a few others. Hmm, will you be one of them...
Have a wonderful week! See you Friday! :)