What's Up Wednesday is a weekly blog hop with other folks on this writing journey. With that aim in mind, if you want to join, visit a few other WUW blogs each week, get to know other writers, and spread some writerly love.
What I've Been Reading
|Me with Author Erin Knightley, July 2013|
I tried and gave up on a political suspense novel that I was really looking forward to because again, I'd met the author at a writing conference and found her inspiring. It wasn't a bad book, just not my thing, and I had trouble staying engaged.
Now that I've paid my library fine (leaky travel mug + book = no good) I picked up new audiobooks. I'm listening to Longbourn by Jo Baker, about the Bennett family's housestaff from Pride and Prejudice. I started the New Adult book Easy by Tammara Webber, which has an odd timeline at the start, but the writing has pulled me in. It's unintrusive (not melodramatic like some NA books I've tried). I read 50 pages in a flash.
What I've Been Writing
Waiting to hear back from my agent on a revision. While avoiding thinking about that, I'm officially onto the second draft of SUNSET SUMMER, a YA contemporary I wrote for last year's NaNoWriMo.
Sidenote: Clara Kensie's debut Run To You is February 1. This is Harlequin Teen's first serial series, so the story releases in three parts all during February. The first part is $1.99 on Kindle and at B&N. Find her at ClaraKensie.com or follow her on twitter @ClaraKensie.
What Inspires Me
I set some goals at the start of the year and have actually been making plans! I signed up to host a few upcoming blog tours--I'm going to be choosy about them because I am not a book blog, and I can't dedicate that much time to tours. The first one I have linked in my sidebar, for Chantel Cleeton's I See London. She's a member of YA-RWA, an online extension chapter of Romance Writers. I met her briefly at YA Day at last year's RWA Nationals. I love to help out authors I've met.
What Else I've Been Up To
|Our grill, giving up.|
Hope everyone is staying warm! Go check out some of the other blogs in the link at the top. Happy Wednesday!