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?


As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve started reading I know What You Did Last Summer by Lois Duncan. It’s a nice, easy read, but honestly I’ve been more focused on writing, so I’m only reading about a chapter a day. At work I just got in Stephanie Perkins’s Lola and the Boy Next Door on audio, so I’m looking forward to listening to that soon!


Things are still going well with this new story…my goal for this week is 20,000 words by Friday, and right now I’m sitting at almost 18,000. Plan to reach that today, and then do 1,000 for the next two days as well.

This story is really enjoyable…there have been a few of those random spots where I’m not sure I’m actually writing anything interesting, but that’s what editing is for! There have also, however, been some scenes that have ended up being far more intense than I originally planned, which is great.


This may sound weird, but being inspired is inspiring me! I am enjoying my writing, and I love having clear goals (and a very good reason for my specific finish-by deadline). It’s very motivating, and I’m so happy with where the story is going so far. Hopefully this continues!


So, I woke up this morning at about 4:30 to find a bat flying around our bedroom o_o. Now, I’m not specifically afraid of bats or anything, but I freaked. Of course my husband was working a night shift, so I was by myself, and not sure what on earth to do!

I ended up going downstairs, and the bat followed me downstairs, so then I hurried upstairs again (falling on the way because my big belly totally threw me off balance…don’t worry, I landed on my knees and fell slowly, so baby is just fine. Skinned my knee pretty bad, though!). I went back upstairs and locked myself in the bedroom, and then the bat followed me back upstairs and was flying against the door trying to get in!

The result of all this is that we got the bat out when my husband got home (stubborn thing did not want to leave). We then went to the hospital, but after a discussion with the doctor, decided that I didn’t need to get vaccinated for rabies, since I don’t have any scratches or bites, and highly doubt the bat ever came near me, especially since my dog was sleeping on the bed with me, and he noticed the bat way before I did.

So, a ridiculous day, and a bit frightening, too! I’m doing a thorough check of myself before bed tonight just to make sure there are no scratches or anything, and we’re hunting through the house to figure out how on earth a bat even got inside!

What have you been up to?


  • Erin L. Funk

    I love LOLA AND THE BOY NEXT DOOR! It's one of my favourites, which might have something (or everything) to do with Cricket Bell. I can't wait until ISLA comes out later this month!

    That bat incident is just crazy! I think bats are adorable–but in the wild, not in your bedroom. I can see why you were kind of freaked out by that. Hope your knee is feeling much better now!

    Good luck hitting 20k by Friday!

  • Stephanie Scott

    Congrats on being on track for your writing goals. That's one thing I'm trying to be better about in my own writing, so kudos to you!

    Eek and creepy shivers about the bat. I would've felt the same way. Glad you (and baby) are okay.

    I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER is an awesome, old-school read. I know you're reading for the craft aspect, but man, I remember reading that in my teens and thought it was excellent.

    Have a great (bat-free) week!

  • S.K. Anthony

    Hope you got to hit your word count by today (Friday), still wonderful progress!

    I didn't sleep a drop last night and so I'm reading this and for a couple sentences I'm thing a bat . . . as in a baseball bat. I'm like WOW! hahahahaha I thought you were going to say you were dreaming. I'm so out of it, I shouldn't be allowed to read or comment on blogs right now LOL

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