Wednesday, August 28, 2013

What's up Wednesday 08.28.2013

Oh man, it's been such a long time since I last update. Life has gotten super busy. Time for another What's up Wednesday!

What I'm reading:
 Currently, I'm reading ONE by LeighAnn Kopans.

It's a lovely read about a girl living in a world with regular people and those with superpowers, and she's caught in the middle with basically half a power.
I'm thoroughly enjoying this book and looking forward to the sequel, TWO.
What I'm writing:
I'm still working on that baby wip. Life and work have kept me from writing as much as I wanted, but I finally hit 30K. Little baby wip is growing up.
What else I've been up to:
Lately, we when have the free time, my husband and I (along with the kids) have been heading to NC as often as possible. We had the chance to hike some of the beautiful mountains there.
Like this:
And this:

What inspires me right now:
When I've had the chance to write, I've been listening to a lot of Dashboard Confessional. Also, pictures like this give the current vibe of my wip.

(It might be at the part where bad things start to happen... if you couldn't tell. Haha.)
So, what are you reading right now? How's your writing going? What inspires you?

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

What's Up Wednesday 06.26

Time for another What's Up Wednesday!

                                                                What I'm Reading:

Well, I just finished Dare to You and now I have a choice. Should I read: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins or Crossing the Line by Katie McGarry?

I'm leaning more toward Crossing the Line since it's a novella and I just finished Dare You To. Then, I think, I'll pick up Ann and the French Kiss because I'm dying to read it!
 What I'm writing:
Still working on Baby WIP. My word count last week was pitiful, and I plan to remedy that this week. I WILL get to that 20k. I will.
What else I've been up to:
I joined a critique group for 'fresh eyes' on my dystopian MS, and I have been critiquing the other MSs in the group. Like crazy. Which is why I haven't written much this week, but I enjoy it!
 We also had a birthday party for my Little Miss Piggy. She turned 1 and happily consumed mounds of cake.  
What inspires me right now:
This week I've been listening to a lot of Pedro the Lion and Bright Eyes in those rare moments I did write. Also, this picture:

So, how about you? What are you reading or writing? What inspires you?

Monday, June 24, 2013

Team Oxford Comma

I need to confess something. I have so much love for the oxford comma. It's true. So, when I stumbled upon this picture in my quest of love for the oxford comma, I knew I had to share it with you all.

Also, if anyone buys me this shirt, I'll love you forever.
So, are you Team Oxford too? Or do you skip it?

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

What's up Wednesday?

I've decided to join the group of bloggers doing What's Up Wednesday.

 Through Ready.Set.Write edition. Don't know about it? Go look here at Communtinggirl's blog.

Every Wednesday this summer, I'll try to make a blog post updating what's going on with me. So, here's my first What's Up Wednesday:

What I'm reading:
Dare You To by Katie McGarry
Recently, I've really gotten into a lot of YA contemporary and after reading the first in this series (Pushing the Limits), I needed to read the next. Unfortunately, I've been so busy lately that I haven't been reading very much. I need to remedy that. Who needs sleep?

What I'm writing:

Currently, I'm still working on my little baby wip. I'm hoping to get to 20K by next Wednesday. We'll see. I also decided to reread my dystopian MS and did little tweaks while reading over it. I'm joining a CP group to get some 'fresh eyes' on it and am looking forward to that.

What Else I've been Up to:

Not much. Wrangling my kids mainly. I'm also reading my wonderful sister's MS and I love it. She's awesome. Really. Click that link and check her out. And currently at this moment...I'm baking fresh, homemade hamburger buns. I wish you could all smell my house right now. Seriously. I love the smell of fresh bread baking. Yum. I can't wait to eat them tonight.

What Inspires Me Right Now:

Lots of things. I've been listening to a lot of indie/folk music while working on Baby WIP and looking up pictures on Pinterest that give me the vibe of my wip. Pictures like this:


And then, specifically, I've been listening to this song (My Body is A Cage by Arcade Fire) a lot while writing.

So, how about you? What're you reading or writing? What have you been up to? And, if you want to join in on the Ready.Set.Write  What's Up Wednesdays, just click on that first link to check it out or look up the Twitter hashtag, #ReadySetWrite :)

Monday, June 17, 2013

Tangled Up in Words

I have some exciting news.

The girls over at Tangled Up in Words have invited me to join their blog, so click that link and read my Intro Interview with them.

Thursday, May 30, 2013


So Pitmad was Tuesday.

I happily annoyed my Twitter followers all day by tweeting my pitch. If you haven't heard of Pitmad go look it up. The hashtag is simply #pitmad . I met a lot of new writer friends, cheered on old ones, and saw a bunch of pitches that made me want to read people's MSs. It was a ton of nervous fun!

I ended the day with new friends and a couple favorites (meaning an agent/pub is interested seeing more), so I count it as a successful day for me.

And if you're sad you miss it...

Fear not, there's another #Pitmad in September and I think there's a #Pitchmas in July, so polish those MSs & Pitches and have some fun!

Did any of you participate? What did you think of it?

Monday, May 13, 2013

New WIP Vibe

Recently, I started a shiny new baby wip and I thought I'd post some pictures to kind of share the vibe of it. These are just random photos I found on the interwebs, but I liked the feel of them. :)


Have any of you ever searched the internet for pictures to inspire your writing?