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

I finished Meg Rosoff’s Just In Case. It was good…didn’t always enjoy the main character, but I don’t think I was supposed to, so it works for the story. There’s a blurb on the front cover of this book calling it a modern Catcher in the Rye. It’s quite a different story, but I think the comparison is actually a good one.

I guess I’m starting a bit of a horror set now. I started Robert Bloch’s Psycho (yes, the one that inspired the Hitchcock film!) a while back but didn’t get more than a couple of chapters into it. So I’m picking that back up now. I also started listening to the audiobook version of Stephen King’s It. I read It the summer I was thirteen. It took me the entire summer to read it, but I loved the book, and still count it as one of my ultimate favourites. However, since it’s been thirteen years since I read it (and there was probably a decent amount I didn’t quite get or didn’t quite pay attention to the first time around), I’ve decided to re-experience the story in audio form!

WHAT I’M WRITING + WRITING GOAL

I did a ton of editing last week, which I’m really happy about. I worked mainly on one of the short stories I recently wrote, as well as one of my longer WIPs. This week’s goal is to move into “polishing” stage for the one short story, and work on more thoroughly editing the other.

WHAT WORKS FOR ME

Being busy with projects! It’s definitely “writer tips 101” advice, and it’s advice that doesn’t always work for me, but right now being so busy with both full manuscripts and short stories is keeping me motivated and keeping me from being obsessed about the stories I have floating out there in various stages of submission-land.

WHAT ELSE I’VE BEEN UP TO

My birthday is in less than a month, so I’ve been working on creating a list of books I’d like to get as my birthday present to myself, =). Finding titles to add to the list is not difficult. Setting a budget and sticking to it, that’s going to be the problem!

But, of course, as far as problems go, this is a pretty good one to have. =D

That’s been my week. What have you been up to?

8 Responses so far.

  1. Miss Cole says:
    Have fun making your birthday list.

    I do enjoy re-reading King classics. The Shining is definitely my favourite.

    Have a great week!

  2. Stephsco says:
    I tried reading IT as a teenager and got maybe 300 pages in, which is substantial! How many hours is the audiobook? It has to be a long one!
  3. Jess Gofton says:
    I tried reading IT and couldn't get past the prologue – I'm terrified of clowns! I'm not the biggest fan of Stephen King's writing, either, but I did enjoy Misery. 🙂

    Well done on all that editing and have a great week picking out potential birthday presents!

  4. Fifi Islaih says:
    I agree on the books vs budget! Good luck and have fun!
  5. smile4niki says:
    Happy early Birthday! May it be full of BOOKS!
  6. Jaime Morrow says:
    I've never read IT, but I've seen the movie. The only Stephen King fiction that I've read is THE STAND, which was really, really good. Awesome job on all that editing! Hope you have a great week, and have fun compiling that book list! 😀
  7. T. Drecker says:
    Lol! If we could buy all the books, we'd have to build another house just for the book shelves 😉 Have fun editing!
  8. Lexa Cain says:
    IT is one of my favorites, too. Congrats on getting all the editing done! 🙂

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