Wednesday, June 25, 2014

What's Up Wednesday: June 25

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 did actually keep my promise from last week to have a new answer to this question. I finally finished Son by Lois Lowry. I'm not going to write a review of it because I'm not sure what to say (and also because I took so long reading it), but I did enjoy it and it made me want to go back and reread the first three books. Next up, I've started a memoir called The Horse Boy by Rupert Isaacson.

What I'm Writing: 
Progressing a little bit slower on LP this week. My word count is up to 16k and climbing. I have a good idea of where I'm going, but I'm not so sure of what's happening now and that's slowing me down. I am a pantser by nature but I do keep a rough list of future scene ideas and questions that need to be answered.

What Else I've Been Up To: 
Over the weekend, I passed my road test and got my drivers' license. Yes, I got it a bit later than most people. I took drivers' ed in high school but I had a lot of driving-related anxiety. I took my road test for the first time before leaving for college and failed. Then I went away to college (where I could walk everywhere I needed to go) and there wasn't time during the brief holidays I was home so it just didn't happen. Well, now it's done!

What Inspires Me: 
I was pretty nervous for my test so to help calm down I would remind myself of all the things I would be able to do once I had my license. There were simple things that driving to visit a friend or getting my hair cut, and more complicated things like driving myself back from college or volunteering at a therapeutic riding stable. 

Have a great week, everyone!


laboyden said...

Congrats on passing your drivers test. I didn't get my drivers license until I was 20. It's a process. Thanks for sharing!

Miss Cole said...

Congratulations on passing your driving test! I didn't do mine until I was in my mid-twenties, and my Mum was 40 when she got her license.

Best of luck with the WiP :D

Kris F. Oliver said...

Congrats on getting your driver's license! Way to conquer your fears. :)

Though I agree that walking everywhere is wonderful when you can do it.

Good luck with all your writing this week. 16K and climbing :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulation on the new license.

Melanie Stanford said...

Congrats on getting your license! I got mine a little late- 18- and I've loved driving ever since!