Wednesday, July 30, 2014

What's Up Wednesday - 7.30.14

What's Up Wednesday is a weekly meme geared toward readers and writers, allowing us to touch base with blog friends and let them know what's up.

You can participate by going to Jaime's blog here. Or Erin's blog there.

What I'm Reading

Oh my gosh! I came home to this awesomeness sitting on my stoop! I am so excited for Kiss, Kill, Vanish--especially because I remember reading Jessica Martinez tweeting about how much she loved writing it. That's the coolest part about the publishing process is being around to see projects grow into sales and ARCs and actual books we see on the shelf at B&N.

I also have Rainbow Rowell's Landline on deck.

What I'm Writing

Right now...not a lot. I had so much going on this week, I gave myself a break, but I'm ready to dive back in and get my daily word counts in. I think I have >3K right now and am hoping to make that 5K this weekend. It's so hard writing in the summer because every weekend is filled with get-togethers and cook outs and SO MANY THINGS. I always write best in the dead of winter, so I know if I wait it out, the pace will pick back up.

What Inspires Me

I might catch some eye rolls from this one, but I DO NOT CARE. I am absolutely addicted to the Kim Kardashian Game. It's SO much fun, and reminds me a lot of how obsessed I was with playing The Sims back in the day. Really, though. Look at that A List status! I'm such a baller. :)

What Else I've Been Up To

Our friends Stef and Dave were married this weekend so we flew out to Dayton, Ohio. BFF Kelly's husband and Shannon were the groomsmen and the reception was in this gorgeous theater building in downtown Dayton. A big, public congrats to Stef and Dave! Thanks so much for letting us share in your special day (and eat shrimp on a chip at your reception!).

Have an awesome week!


  1. Congratulations to your friends on their marriage! And boy I'm jealous about the new Jessica Martinez book! I'll have to wait to read when it comes out :-)

  2. KIss, Kill, Vanish sounds cool!

  3. I can feel your enthusiasm from here! If it takes a Kim Kardashian game to get you feeling that way, then do it! Good luck with your writing goals!

  4. I love seeing a book progress from writing stage to published! I just heard about that KimK. game on AV Club, of all places. Sounds addictive. I recently broke my reliance on Tiny Death Star so I'm not going near it ;)

  5. Hello, Valerie! I haven'd been writing much either because of moving and working on the house. Summer is actually my best writing time, so it's weird being so unproductive with my writing goals at this time of year. Hopefully things will start slowing down soon!

    Happy reading and writing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

  6. Yeah, summer's a wee bit busy for me, too. Here's to writing loads in the winter! :D

  7. I find I have more motivation to write in summer, but finding time can be tricky! Hope you have the chance to get more words down soon! :)

  8. There are few things better than finding books in the mail! I love that cover on KISS KILL VANISH and the premise sounds intriguing too. Good luck aiming for those daily word counts again and with hitting 5k this weekend!

  9. I need to get Landline, I'm majorly loving Rainbow Rowell's books at the moment. I want to devour everything she's written!
    I'm still as obsessed with playing The Sims today as I was 10 years ago. Probably not a good thing, but I don't care :)

  10. glad you had a break, it can be so helpful. KKV sounds amazing, adding it to my list. I can't wait to read Landline as well!


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