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


Same as last week o_o. My reading has been super slow lately, and I’ve been too busy with non-sitting-at-my-desk tasks at work to even listen much! I did, however, just order myself a new book, and I’m really looking forward to starting it once it arrives (hopefully soon)!

WHAT I’M WRITING

I hit my first stumbling block with this WIP, in which I discovered that if I continued writing the story on the same path, and at the same pace, as I had originally intended, the story would end up being about 20-30k shorter than it needs to be. Yikes! So I had to do some brainstorming…it’s very much a character-driven novel, and the plot is simple, which (at least at this stage) definitely works. However, I did have to come up with some things that the characters could do plot-wise, that added significantly to the length of the story, without being filler.

I have a feeling I may have to deal with this issue again later, and it might be a big sticking point when it comes time to edit. For, now, however, I’ve managed to work through it, and although I got behind a bit on the weekend, I have managed to catch up and am still on track to reach my weekly goal by Friday!

WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW


The determination to keep writing this book, and finish the first draft by the deadline I’ve set for myself. It’s still a lot of work to do, but I’ve managed to write a ton in the last few weeks, and that is satisfying, and inspiring!


WHAT ELSE I’VE BEEN UP TO

Not much. I’ve got a doctor’s appointment this afternoon, and aside from that it’s been mostly work and writing! I’m hoping things stay nice and calm for the next few weeks, =)

What have you been up to?

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