What's Up Wednesday is a weekly writing check in. See Jaime Morrow's or Erin Funk's blogs for details.
What I've Been Reading
Definitely Maybe by Ophelia London: a contemporary New Adult which spins Pride & Prejudice into a modern college setting pitting an environmental sustainability student against a rich boy with his sights on big biz land development.
First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen: a sweet companion novel to her magical realism cozy debut Garden Spells
Now reading Always Emily by Michaela MacColl about the Bronte sisters as teens solving a mystery!
Also listening to Amy Poehler's Yes Please which is fantastic.
What I've Been Writing
Does staring at screen shuffling words around count? That's about where I'm at. I have organizational issues to sort out before I can finish. This is not NaNoWriMo so I'm not bulldozing through the draft to get it done. Hopefully in the next few days I can get through this hiccup.
What Helps Me
Goals! Reading other people's books! Critique Group! I surround myself with motivating factors and hope something sticks.
What Else I've Been Up To
#PitchMadness is going on right now, and I'm reading through entries with my team over on fizzygirl's blog. The entries will post next week March 2-3, so it's a fast turnaround! If you didn't enter, it can still be helpful to see which pitches and first pages made the final cut.
Check out my post today on author Kai Strand's blog for one of her Three Times a Charm posts.
Manual Dexterity, Revisited
2 hours ago