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 things as last week…although I did finish listening to Call the Midwife, and I have added a few new books to my list (just what I needed!)
WHAT I’M WRITING

Working on my WIP, and just got hit with inspiration for a new story that really excites me. However, with edits already underway for this other project, and, you know, a baby coming in a few months, I am going to try really hard to hold off starting a new story just yet!

WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW


On the weekend I attended a family function. It was a sad occasion (a death in the family), but it was fascinating…I was surrounded by family members, many of whom I haven’t actually seen in about 18 years. We were all very different, and yet so totally the same.

The whole day got me thinking, and out of that came the idea for the story I mentioned above. I haven’t wanted to write something this badly in a long time, so it’ll be a struggle not to dive in right away. I usually just start writing my stories when I get the ideas for them, but with the inconvenient timing of this massive bout of inspiration (I feel horrible even saying that!), I am going to try and appease my eagerness by planning out the tale like I’ve never planned before. Then, when I do have some time to actually get writing something new, I’ll hopefully have a smoother time of it.

WHAT ELSE I’VE BEEN UP TO

Um…does being exhausted count as “up to” something? I don’t know what happened, but this week I have been hit with pure exhaustion. I think, honestly, I just need a few days to do nothing but relax, but that won’t be happening for a couple of weeks yet. I’m hoping I can manage at least a little spark of energy to get me through until I have a bit of vacation time!
So what have you been up to?

7 Responses so far.

  1. Jaime Morrow says:
    Sorry to hear about the death in the family. It's unfortunate that this is what brought you all back together again, but I'm sure it was nice seeing everyone. I think you've got the right idea with this story idea. Plan the heck out of it so you when you are able to get to it, it'll be that much easier! Smart thinking. Have a wonderful week! 😀
  2. Miss Cole says:
    Sorry for your loss. Inspiration strikes whenever and wherever it likes, doesn't it?

    Hang in there and just think of your vacation! 😀

    Hope it's a good week.

  3. T. Drecker says:
    It's sounds like a meaningful reunion which will leave memories. It's odd how things change and don't change over the years. I always let my new story ideas stew forever before hitting them, so I give that a thumbs up 😉 Hope that little burst of energy comes!
  4. Erin L. Funk says:
    I've never read or listened to any of the Call the Midwife books, but I recently watched the first couple episodes on Netflix. It had such great characters!

    I'm sorry to hear about the loss in your family, but it's wonderful that the experience of seeing your relatives provided inspiration. I'm a huge planner when it comes to writing, so I think that's a great idea on your part. Sometimes that initial daydreaming when you scribble down a ton of notes is the best phase of the whole process. Hope that goes well for you and that you get some much needed rest and relaxation in the next while! 🙂

  5. Ooh. Those shiny new ideas always seem to come at inconvenient times and they're so hard to resist.

    Just write everything down so you don't lose any inspiration.

  6. S.K. Anthony says:
    Sorry for your loss! :-/

    You're good. I'd be writing down what I need while I have the inspiration going. But glad you have your projects going with a plan 🙂

  7. cleemckenzie says:
    Be sure to give yourself time to rest. You need it and that baby does, too!

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