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?


Still working on Summer of Yesterday and my latest Sherlock Holmes collection. I’m also listening to a couple of audiobooks at work right now…Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth (because I like the show quite a bit and was curious to know what the actual memoir was like), and Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin (full disclosure: I am only aware of this book at all because of the awesome Boy Meets World episode “Chick Like Me”. Yay for kid’s programming incorporating important books!)

Finally got to a part in this WIP that I like, after several chapters which I don’t like at all, but am still trying to figure out exactly what I need to do to make them enjoyable. I’m hoping to work on the story some more today, and I’m really hoping I continue to like where the story is headed!


Work. I mentioned in my last post that I find when I get to do desk shifts at the library, I am way more inspired to both read and write. How can you not be, when you are surrounded by books all day? I had a desk shift on Saturday, and will have another one tomorrow. Looking forward to keeping motivated.

I passed my glucose test! Thank goodness…I don’t know what I would have done if I had to do the 2-hour one. I feel for all of you that have had the 2 (or even 3) hour test!

I also had another ultrasound this morning, which was great, =D. We were able to confirm the gender of our baby (a boy!) We were told he looked like a boy 8 weeks ago, but the tech at the time sounded very unsure of herself when she told us…today a different tech was quite sure of herself, and she actually showed us the area, and it’s pretty obvious =P. Such a relief to know we’ve been correct in buying boy things and calling him a he all this time!
So what have you been up to?


  • T. Drecker

    Boys are terrific (so are girls) but so are boys. Glad to hear the results were good. Sometimes the WIPs don't feel right (and usually that means those parts aren't too), but that's what the huge editing process is for. As long as you love where it's going, the rest will fall into place with time.

  • Tori

    Congrats on your baby! That's so exciting.

    I hate when I have a run of chapters I don't like and it feels like everything it bad, but it's so NICE when you break out of it and get to the good stuff. You'll figure it out.

    Happy Wednesday!

  • Jaime Morrow

    I'm very much in the same boat with "chapters I don't like", but chapters I do as well. I really hope we can both figure out what to do with those less likeable chapters to make them shine. And I have to say, working somewhere surrounded by books does sound very inspiring! Hope you're having a great week, Mere! 😀

  • Anna Langford

    Those chapters are such a pain, I struggle for weeks with them. Congratulations on the baby boy! I think finding out the sex was the most exciting part for me. That and the eating!

  • Susan Francino

    Congrats on the babbbyyyy! 😀 I hope you continue to enjoy what you're writing this week! (Oh, and I'm liking the new blog header and design! Very cute! I also hope I am not awkwardly late at noticing this….)

  • Mere Joyce

    Thank you! Yes, we were so looking forward to finding out the sex, and then were kind of disappointed with the tech's way of telling us. Left us feeling like…yay? But getting it confirmed was great, we're really happy now!

  • Mere Joyce

    Good luck with your own problem chapters! Yes, it's great when you get through them and move onto better material, but you always know you have to go back and tackle them again at some point, which is a pain!

  • Mere Joyce

    Hehe, yes, I have two nephews and two nieces, and all of them are wonderful!

    And yes, I dread the thorough editing of the trouble section (unfortunately, it's rather large), but it's framed by stuff I really enjoy, so I think it will get there in the end…just don't know when the end will be!

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