Wednesday, July 2, 2014

What's Up Wednesday: July 2

What's Up Wednesday is a weekly blog hop created by Jaime Morrow and Erin Funk to help writers stay in touch. Lots of storms this past week. A large branch almost fell on our garage and our neighbor's yard looked like a war zone for trees by the time the storm was done with us. I hope everyone is staying safe.

What I'm Reading: 
About a third of the way through The Horse Boy.

What I'm Writing: 
LP hit 20k and climbing. My characters are really starting to take shape and it's very exciting to learn more about them. I tend to have a very general idea of my minor characters so I enjoy learning about them as the story progresses. 

What Inspires Me: 
I live in the country so nature is always inspiring to me. I saw the first fawn of the year a couple days ago, a young thing trotting after its mother without a care in the world. I wish that I could post pictures here but I wasn't carrying my phone with me at the time. Yesterday we caught sight of a bald eagle flying overhead. There are a few that live in the area but I've only seen them twice in my lifetime. This is from the first time. That tree is in my backyard.

What Else I've Been Up To: 
With my senior year of college fast approaching, I've been spending a lot of time researching my grad school options. I've been going through all the schools I'm interested in for general information--making sure they have the program I'm looking for, seeing if it would be a good fit for me, if there are any faculty I'd be interested in working with. Now that I have that list finished and notes taken, I have to go back through it and organize it based on which programs are top of my list.


Emma Adams said...

Congrats on hitting 20K! I often bring in extra characters in a first draft and then have to flesh them out later as they develop in ways I didn't expect! Have a great week!

Miss Cole said...

20k and climbing, hooray! :D

Good luck with the grad school searching. Hope you find the perfect place ^_^

laboyden said...

Congrats on reaching 20k. Good luck with Grad schools. I finished college a couple months ago and the last thing I want to think about it more school. More power to you.

Anonymous said...

Fawns and bald eagles in your backyard. I'm jealous.

Kris F. Oliver said...

Nature is one of my biggest inspirations. If I can hang out in the wilds for a while, my whole day is brighter.

Love your Bald Eagle shot! And fawns....*happy sigh*

Hope you have an amazing week! And go you on 20K!