Wednesday, October 23, 2013

What's Up Wednesday: October 23

What's Up Wednesday is a weekly blog hop created by Jaime Morrow and Erin Funk to help writers stay in touch.

What I'm Reading: 
I finished The Two Towers last week and now I'm into Return of the King. The first few chapters were a little slow but now I'm really getting into it. I'm totally jealous of everyone who is currently reading Allegiant. My copy won't be here until Friday, which is probably for the best, but I have every intention of taking a break from everything to read it this weekend. Can't wait to get my hands on it!

What I'm Writing: 
Nothing as of right now. I spent a good bit of yesterday afternoon writing a paper comparing the One Ring to the Elder Wand. I've been doing a fair bit of brainstorming lately but nothing concrete. I've considered giving NaNoWriMo a shot, just to get myself writing again, but revisions come first.

What Inspires Me
A friend watched Pacific Rim and recommended that I listen to the theme song even though I have yet to see the movie. Ever since then I've been on a bit of a soundtrack kick, especially since I need some kind of background music while I study. There's something really epic about doing stats homework while listening to the Skyrim theme, or writing a paper for a class on Tolkien while listening to the Hobbit soundtrack.

What Else I've Been Up To
Staying inside as much as possible. Apparently we've decided to completely skip autumn because the first frost arrived on Sunday and the first snow on Monday. It still isn't sticking, but I don't expect that to hold off for much longer. Don't get me wrong, I love snow, but I prefer it to wait until at least after Halloween.


Miss Cole said...

Soundtracks are my favourite thing to write with. I have a growing collection from films and games...

Frost and snow, wow! Brrr, chilly.

Mara Valderran said...

It's getting cold here too. I've never tried writing to soundtrack. I have The Hobbit, but all it does is make me want to watch the movie again. Might not be the best soundtrack to write to. =)

Juliana Haygert said...

I hope you like Allegiant - I've been hearing such bad things about it, I'm worried! lol

We have a frost warning here tonight too - it's too cold already!

Carrie-Anne said...

I can't imagine having frost already. We've skipped winter a few times recently, though we always make up for it later. Here in Albany, we can experience all four seasons in the same day sometimes.

Stephsco said...

I hear a lot of writers say they use soundtracks as background music when they write. Pacific Rim is a cool movie if you like action and story. The blow ups of Transformers but a far more engaging character story with some really good acting. I loved the casting.