What's Up Wednesday,  Writing

What’s Up Wednesday


Hosted by Jaime Morrow and Erin L. Funk, this is a great way for writers to get together and keep in touch!

So what have I been up to?

WHAT I’M READING

I started My True Love Gave to Me last week, and have been really enjoying my daily reading. Reading has definitely been slow going for me lately, so having a firm read-by date (Christmas) and having easy goals (1 story a day) has given me reason to take the time each day to read, which has been wonderful.

So far I’m enjoying the book, although I have to admit to one irritation…pretty much every story so far has had a family in which one parent is either dead or has abandoned the family. Obviously this is okay to have in some stories, but I don’t think its necessary for every single one! Hopefully the remainder of the book will be better for this. Other than that, it’s been a cute, sweet read so far.

WHAT I’M WRITING + WRITING GOAL

I have been writing a lot for a new story. I had an original plan to finish the first draft by the end of the year (it’s only novella length), but now I think my goal for this week will actually be to finish the first draft by Christmas. I’m having tons of fun writing it, and it will be nice to hopefully complete it before the bulk of festivities commence!

WHAT WORKS FOR ME

What’s working for me right now is using YouTube as a research tool! The internet is so useful for simple research, and I find that sometimes watching videos can be a fantastic way to see technique/tools/creativity in action by real people doing whatever it is you’re researching how to do.

WHAT ELSE I’VE BEEN UP TO

We’re going to visit my parents today to celebrate both my mom and my sister-in-law’s birthdays, and tomorrow we’ll be attending my four-year-old nephew’s first Christmas concert at school! It should be lots of fun.

That’s been my week. What have you been up to?

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