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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

What's Up Wednesday: July 30

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 don't really know why but I've been horrible about reading. I can't even say it's recent because I've only read 20 books so far this year. I'm still on The Horse Boy. Every so often I read a few pages and then remember that I have something else to do.

What I'm Writing: 
Nothing much. Things have gotten crazy around here and writing has been falling to the wayside. My daily word goal is back down to 250 in the hopes of jogging something.

What Inspires Me: 
I was going to watch Inception today (because it's my favorite movie and it tends to inspire me) but then I realized that today is Neville's birthday and tomorrow is Harry's so perhaps a Harry Potter marathon would be more appropriate.

What Else I've Been Up To: 
I head back to school in less than a month so I've reached that time of the summer when everything is happening at once. I take the GRE in two weeks so I need to start hardcore studying for that. There's also packing and trying to see everyone one last time before I go. 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

What's Up Wednesday: July 9

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: 
Over halfway through Horse Boy. I've also been doing a lot of reading on the GRE because I'm supposed to be taking that in the next month.

What I'm Writing: 
LP hit 25k this week. My MC and LI finally kissed and that was a lot of fun to write. I also had one of those "Eureka!" moments while I was out walking the other day where I figured out a plot issue that I've been having. The scene involved is still a long way off but it's nice to know where I'm going.


What Inspires Me: 
I've seen a fair number of show jumping rounds but nothing like this. Conrad's bridle falls off on the third to last fence and not only do they finish the course, but they jump clear (no poles down).

What Else I've Been Up To: 
Cleaning. Lots and lots of cleaning. I'm going to have company over in a week and a half so I'm trying to get the house ship-shape for when they get here. There's a lot to be done and not a lot of time to do it but the house is looking better already. 

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.