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.
Woot! What's Up Wednesday! I love this new photo! It makes me want a honey crisp apple NAOW! :)
PS--OMG When did October happen!?
What I'm Reading
Oof...I don't know...I just finished two AMAZING books and have total book hangover! Stacey Lee's Under A Painted Sky and Cynthia Hand's The Last Time We Say Goodbye were such perfect books. I have a huge stack, and nothing's really grabbing at me...which might be a good thing because I need to do some serious damage on my own word count.
What I'm Writing
I'm around 30K on my current WIP. I had a little issue when I wrote myself into a corner, had to back up, and figure out which new way to go. I still a little green at plotting, and sometimes that plotting doesn't get the story moving how I want it to.
Before I started writing, I painted a lot. I learned that you should never focus on one small piece for too long and keep taking steps back to look at the whole picture. So I've been trying to look at the whole picture to figure out what I need in that one small piece that is screwing up my pacing.
Last weekend I went to the Chapter By Chapter BookRave in New Rochelle, NY. Everyone was there. EVERYONE! Including BFF Kelly and me.
But overall a huge thanks (and watch me drop all these names) to Jodi Meadows, Joy Hensley, Lee Bross, CJ Redwine, Elizabeth Eulberg, Megan Whitmer, Kelsey Macke, Dahlia Adler and Sarah Guillory (Sarah--I'm sorry I didn't talk to you longer!) for being there and being awesome.
Oooh! Also, Jay Crownover was there! She is so cute in person and was giving out ARCs of Rowdy, (plus a ton of tattooed boy swag!). If you want a fun NA romance to cuddle up to and like your boys inked, check out her Marked Men series.
What Else I'm Up To
I'm in full-blown vacation mode. I have three weeks until I board a cruise ship for the Caribbean and I've started throwing all my sundresses in a suitcase and stacking up which books I want to take with me. I am ready to go!
I will end this post with pictures of where I will be in three weeks so we can all ooh and ahh. Ready?
[photo credit: Carnival Cruise Line]