What's Up Wednesday is a weekly blog hop created by Jaime Morrow and Erin Funk, to help connect writers on this writing journey. With that aim in mind, if you'd like to join us, we encourage you to visit other WUW blogs each week, get to know some of the other writers taking part, and spread some writerly love!What I'm Reading
I'm back to 3 books in 3 formats:
Print: No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale, pitched as a YA Fargo. This book is not for everyone, but halfway in I love the writer's voice and the northern Wisconsin setting is integral to the story.
E-book: All Lined Up by Cora Carmack. This is a New Adult book in the vein of Friday Night Lights. Last week some big storms caused a power outtage and wrecked my evenings plans. So I read half of this on my Nook.
Audio: The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen. For eons I've seen people gush about this author. After reading The Sugar Queen last month, I'm hooked.
What I'm Writing
I just finished up three months of Spring Writing Bootcamp that kept me on track. I finished a manuscript, and now on to the next which I'm in a second draft-ish stage, a YA contemporary I drafted for NaNoWriMo 2013. I even wrote a revision outline, ya'll. It helps so much. I color-coded subplots and everything. I just cannot write outlines before I start a story, beyond scribbled notes at least. Ambitiously, I'd like to get this to readers before I go on vacation in June.
I have a revision to work on this summer and intend to do a similar outline as my plan of attack. Depending on how that goes, I'd like to do do Camp NaNoWriMo in July and start on something else. We'll see how many projects I can juggle...
|My critique group at RWA's Spring Fling|
Other writers' successes! I say this a lot, but it keeps being true. From recent book deals my agent has made for her other clients, to writers in my critique group, one having just pubbed with a small press, and another who will pub in Fall 2015 and has been a part of two panels at two different writing conferences this spring.
I pitched the idea of a writing retreat for just the four of us which I'm super geeked about. That's to come in the fall when cottage rentals are a little more flexible with scheduling and rates than they are in the summer.
(That's us to the left at Chicago North RWA's Spring Fling; me in purple tights)
What Else I've Been Up To
So I mentioned a book that's a YA Fargo? I've been watching the Fargo TV show on FX. It's very dark--really dark (though if you've seen the movie you probably get that already), but it's really great as a writer to see how they put together the story, and the dialogue and character choices they make. It's one of those shows that keeps me guessing (unlike Castle, which I may have to delete from my DVR for being so completely stupid in that season finale).
|Molly is so the best.|
All right folks, what's up with your Wednesday?