Wednesday, June 18, 2014

What's Up Wednesday: June 18

What's Up Wednesday is a weekly blog hop created by Jaime Morrow and Erin Funk to help writers stay in touch. My apologies for reading so few blogs last week. I use feedly to help keep track of posts and it was down for several days last week.

What I'm Reading: 
To hold myself accountable, I'm going to make a promise. Next week, I will have a new answer for this question. I need to get in gear because I've been informed by people who actually watch it that the Game of Thrones show has caught up to where I am in the books. Which means I need to take advantage of the hiatus to get ahead if I want to stay that way.

What I'm Writing: 
Making steady progress on my new WIP, nicknamed "LP" for the time being. I hit 10k at the end of last week and then took the weekend off writing, but I've started up again this week. The original premise that I had in mind is not exactly what's coming out now. While I'm excited about the change, I'm also not quite sure where it's going.

What Inspires Me: 
My niece. She's five years old and has a wild imagination. I took the weekend off writing so that I could spend time with her. I can't believe how fast she's growing up!

What Else I've Been Up To: 
Trying to spend as little time outside as possible (the humidity is killer) and waiting for the storms that are inevitably going to roll in. I like thunderstorms but when you have a leaky roof and a storm-phobic dog it causes more problems. It's still sunny outside and I'm already working to keep him off my bed.

Have a great week everyone and stay safe if you're in/near the storms!


Melanie Stanford said...

Congrats on hitting 10k! Sometimes writing needs to take place of reading, and sometimes the other way around!

Raven said...

10K?! That's awesome!

I want to spend a little bit of time outside because it's so hot! It's been storming here a lot lately and unlike you I don't care too much for thunderstorms. Sorry about the leak in your roof and hopefully it stays sunny so your dog doesn't get scared.

Have a great week!

Miss Cole said...

Good luck picking a book :D

Congrats on the 10k! That's amazing. Go, go, go!

Emma Adams said...

Congrats on hitting 10K! Hope you have a great writing week! :)

Colin Smith said...

I'm avoiding all conversation about the Game of Thrones TV series because I've only read book one. If I didn't intend to continue reading the series, I wouldn't care. But book two is waiting for me to finish with WAR AND PEACE. So I know the feeling... :)

Kids grow up fast, let me tell you. One day you're teaching them to read, the next they're adults and ready to face the world... *sigh* I hope you never stop enjoying time with your niece. Even when she's 18, you may not relate to her the same way, but hopefully she'll still have the same wild imagination, and will enjoy hanging out with her writer Aunt Rachael. :)

Have a wonderful week!