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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

What's Up Wednesday: April 2

What's Up Wednesday is a weekly blog hop created by Jaime Morrow and Erin Funk to help writers stay in touch. I'd say something about the potential arrival of spring but I don't want to scare it away. Suffice to say, I have managed to sneak out of my winter coat and boots this week.

What I'm Reading: 
I did finish Waiting for Snow in Havana by Carlos Eire on schedule last week. If you like memoirs or have any interest in life in Cuba, I highly recommend it. It's a fascinating inside look at one Cuban boy's life growing up in the time of the Revolution. I also finished The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman and he did not disappoint. The story itself was a little odd but only in retrospect. Interesting concept, fantastic execution, beautiful writing. Now I'm on Battle Dress by Amy Efaw. Every time I start reading, I don't want to come out.

What I'm Writing: 
I have a presentation due today for Carib Lit so I've been spending a lot of time writing up notes on Caribbean nations, but very little time writing fiction. I'm planning to read through what I have of Siren in the next couple of days to decide if it's worth pursuing. My 2012 NaNo, Hacker, has been calling to me for a while so I'm thinking I might see what needs to be done on that rewrite.

What Inspires Me: 
Sun. Warm. Melting snow. The fact that I wore my tennis shoes yesterday for the first time since November.  Granted it's supposed to snow again this weekend but I'm trying not to think about that at the moment. It's spring. 

What Else I've Been Up To: 
Nothing? I'm really having trouble thinking of something for this week. I've been desperately watching every Red Wings game. I've seen some truly great games (Penguins, oh my God) and some games that made me glad I watch them alone. Less than two weeks until the end of the season... 

3 comments:

Laurel said...

I'm inspired by your reading list. I am adding a few of those to my TBR list. Love that a 2012 NaNo draft is calling to you. There must be a reason. Good luck with it, and happy writing!

Kim Graff said...

I looooved the Graveyard Book. I was wondering what was up with it, since it all seems so disconnected and that each chapter is its own story, but then it allllll came together in the end. Gaiman is the man.

Sara said...

Sometimes i get inspired by the pics like this, i am always aware of this kind of thing, i hope some day i can't draw like this and distribute my drawings on some app around the internet, maybe i can start if a get a whats up download