What’s Up Wednesday

I decided to give this bloghop a try, after seeing a few of my blogger friends participating. I don’t know if I’ll be able to do it every Wednesday, but we’ll give it a go!

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

I recently started Summer of Yesterday by Gaby Triana, but I haven’t gotten too far yet. I had just begun it, when I suddenly got one of the cravings I sometimes do to read some Sherlock Holmes. So, I picked up where I’d left off in The Return of Sherlock Holmes, and am now getting to the last few stories. Apparently, this is my comfort reading these days…I’m not a big mystery fan, and I don’t like detective stories. But I absolutely love Holmes!
WHAT I’M WRITING

Still working on my stubborn WIP. I’m over halfway through it, which is great, but there’s still a while to go in these first round edits. But that’s nothing new with this story! I’ve also done the first bit of editing on a short story I really enjoy, so I’m taking a short break to let the story settle before I go over it again, and then I’ll start the process of trying to find it a home!

WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW

Listening to an audiobook by an author I was acquainted with before she found a lot of writing success. Knowing what this author’s writing has achieved is such a source of ongoing inspiration. It helps bring the message home that most writers are not just given success, but that they’ve worked hard to earn it. When you’re constantly surrounded by pretty book covers and author interviews and whatnot, it can be difficult to always remember this. But when you know what a particular author has gone through, it makes celebrating their success and having hope for the future even better!

WHAT ELSE I’VE BEEN UP TO
On the weekend I had to have my glucose test done…it’s a standard prenatal test, and it was absolutely horrid! Once I managed to get the drink down (which was gross), I was fine. Had to spend an hour at the clinic and then get some blood taken, which all went according to plan. It was a few hours later that the sickness hit, and then it was pretty bad. So I spent Saturday on the couch! Felt much better on Sunday, though, which is good. I will find out the results next Wednesday, and hopefully I’ll pass!
So what have you been up to?

11 Responses so far.

  1. Miss Cole says:
    Hi there, nice to meet you! 😀 Always lovely to meet new people during WUW ^_^

    Good luck with your WIP. Sorry to hear the test made you so ill. Here's hoping you get a good result 🙂

  2. S.K. Anthony says:
    I have yet to listen to an audiobook, I don't think I can handle it lol

    Yuk. That glucose test drink is really NASTY, I agree. Glad you felt better after. Best of luck with that stubborn WiP, mine is extremely stubborn, too. Either that or I can't stop criticizing myself, either way unless I'm okay with it I'll keep tweaking lol

  3. Jaime Morrow says:
    Nice to meet you, Mere! I'm happy you decided to join us! 🙂

    I had the exact same prenatal glucose test a couple weeks back, but had to sit and wait for 2 hours. Ughhhh. So disgusting. That's awful that it made you sick, though. You're so right about writing and hard work paying off down the road. It's a great reminder that we all regularly need. Hope the edits are coming along nicely! 😀

  4. Jaime Morrow says:
    Oh, and it's always nice to meet another fellow Canuck!
  5. Emma Adams says:
    Welcome to What's Up Wednesday! 🙂

    It's so true that we can forget just how much work it takes for an author to achieve success, and it's wonderful when our friends make it there! 🙂

    Hope you feel better, and good luck with the revisions!

  6. T. Drecker says:
    *waves* Nice to see you on this meme 🙂 Holmes isn't just mystery – he's a class all of his own. I find him fascinating. As to your writing, sometimes a break is the best things, especially during edits. Better than pounding your head against the desk…or wall.
    So glucose tests are norm now days? Here's hoping you don't get sick too often. That's miserable.
  7. Hello there fellow newbie to this blog hop. I sympathize with that stubborn halfway point edit. I'm there right now and it's slow going.

    The blood tests required for pregnancy were determined by a sadist. I didn't think the blood draws were ever going to stop!

  8. Hi from another blog hop newbie.
  9. Mere Joyce says:
    Haha, I'm glad I've suffered these tests in good company!!

    Yes, editing is tough, and sometimes breaks are definitely necessary…I think that's one of the reasons I love short stories. Sometimes, it's wonderful to step away from a length manuscript and glimpse an entire story in a compact space, =)

    Nice to meet everyone!

  10. kittyhietala says:
    Oh, I remember the glucose test with my kiddos. Yuck! Thank goodness that's just a once-during-a-pregnancy test. Good luck with your revisions! Your story in the "inspiration" section is wonderful – so insightful. It is hard to remember how hard those published authors worked to get there sometimes. Have a great week!
  11. Sorry to hear you got sick this weekend. 🙁 I agree that seeing a writer struggle and then succeed is very inspirational and encouraging! I always like reading acknowledgements pages and how-I-got-my-agent blog posts for that reason. Wishing you a good writing week! 🙂

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