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

Same as last week. I’m slowly but surely nearing the end of my current book, however, and I’ve just ordered My True Love Gave to Me, so I want to start that soon and hopefully finish it before Christmas!

WHAT I’M WRITING

Continuing with edits! I also finished the rough draft of the short story I was working on last week, and have done a bit of writing on another project. I love working on multiple stories at once. It doesn’t work for everyone, but I enjoy having different things to work on depending on my mood and my mindset.

WHAT WORKS FOR ME + WRITING GOAL

What’s working for me right now is finding new inspiration in an old idea. I have a story I wrote as a teenager which I, in theory, love, but the writing and story development has never been even remotely workable! I’ve often wondered how I could use certain elements of the story in a different writing project, and recently I have come up with a way to incorporate my favourite aspect of the old story in a brand new one.

So, my writing goal for this week is to see where this new inspiration for my old idea goes! I’m really hoping the it works out…I think it could be great if it does.

WHAT ELSE I’VE BEEN UP TO

Well, we bought a Christmas tree on the weekend. And then, Sunday night at around 9:30, when of course my husband was at work, it fell over, =/. The thing is a behemoth, and I couldn’t lift it on my own, so it went all night without water and sealed itself off. We planned to take it down and give it a fresh cut, but then Monday my husband had a recycling mishap (I’m still not entirely sure what happened, but I know it involved a milk carton), and he cut his eye…like, cut the actual eyeball. So he’s temporarily without the use of his right eye, and we didn’t get to the tree. Which means it’s probably not going to last us until Christmas!

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

11 Responses so far.

  1. Yikes. That sounds like a crazy weekend. I hope his eyeball heals quickly. My BIL had a similar thing happen with a piece of paper–he gave himself a wicked papercut right on his eye, and it took forever to heal. I hope this heals more quickly, and that your Christmas tree situation is salvageable. Have a wonderful week, and good luck with those writing projects!
  2. Miss Cole says:
    His eyeball!?!?!?! Eyah! Hope that heals fast! And good luck to you with projects old and new alike 🙂
  3. Rachel says:
    That sounds like an intense weekend! Eeeesh the eyeball? *cringes just reading about it* Hope it heals fast. Good luck with your projects and your Christmas tree!
  4. Elodie says:
    OUCH!!!! That sounds super painful. Hope he feels better!
    And…cheering you on for your goals this week 🙂
  5. Kelly Allan says:
    I put my tree up on Thanksgiving. It's still warm here, though, and it feels like I've put it up in the middle of July!
  6. Jaime Morrow says:
    Oh, that's terrible about hubby's eye! And the tree. I hope it somehow lasts until Christmas anyway, and that your husband's eye gets better soon. Best of luck with this new/old story you're crafting. I love when bits and pieces of unworkable stories can be "lifted" and used in another story. I'm sort of doing something similar right now. Have a great week, Mere!
  7. Stephsco says:
    Oh no! I've also scratched my eye like that–not fun at all, and nothing you can really do but let it heal. My own personal Christmas tree mishap was when our kitten pulled the tree down. Such a small fuzzy guy and knocked the whole thing over. A great memory to me now, though!

    I have the True Love book too, but haven't read it yet. Maybe this weekend 🙂

  8. smile4niki says:
    Oh my word! The perils of recycling!
  9. That's one of those crazy Christmas stories you'll be telling for years to come! (Put it in a book!)
  10. Good luck with edits! I'm not a big fan of editing, but unfortunately it's something all authors have to go through.

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  11. T. Drecker says:
    So sorry about the tree! But it's a great story for kids and grandkids (as if that's reassuring). We had a 'needling' tree one year (it fell over 4 times. Bad year.). Meant a lot of sweeping and it got a little twiggy at the end. Kind of reminded me of Charlie Brown's Christmas.

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