What's Up Wednesday is a weekly meme, started by Jaime Morrow and Erin Funk, geared to help readers and writers touch base and let them know what's up. If you want join in, you can find the link widget on Jaime's and Erin's blogs!
What I'm Reading
A lot of writing help books. I just finished an awesome book by K.M. Weiland titled Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success, I am not a plotter by nature, but this book has completely changed my opinion on outlines, and I've even used some of the techniques in the book to outline my current WIP. (This means I had to start over, but more on that on Monday during your regularly scheduled blog post).
In my fun reading, I just finished Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare. Like the first two books in the trilogy, it was fabulous and I loved it. She has this amazing talent with dialogue. I don't know how she does it, but it's always good! And the ending was satisfying no matter if you were on Team Will or Team Jem. No spoilers though!
What I'm Writing
I'm currently working on what is temporarily titled The Consequences of a Corpse. It sounds awfully grim, doesn't it? It's really not - at least I hope it won't be! It's an Urban fantasy about a type of Fae called a Fyglia. It's traditionally a protective Native American animal spirit, so I've tweaked it a bit and put my own spin on her to make her up to date and relatable. But that's all I can say for now!
What Inspires Me Right Now
A lot of music, like usual, especially 90's pop. That might have something to do with The Backstreet Boys concert I'm planning on going to this August. Along with that, I've been watching a lot of Bones and Supernatural, which I can definitely attribute at least some of the inspiration for my WIP to.
What Else I've Been Up To
Other than writing, I've been working and getting things around for my graduation party later in June. It's very involved and time consuming, so I've been putting it off, but I have a lot of scrapbooking to catch up on. Who knew 19 years of life would take up so much space? And pictures? My mom's been going a little crazy over the food too, but I'm crossing my fingers that everything will turn out okay.
Along with graduation party prep - I've been prepping for college! That huge step in life. I'm so excited though. I can't wait to go shopping for my dorm room, and for school supplies, and new clothes. It's the best adventure ever. I'm going in blind, so there's another adventure. I'm crossing my fingers for this one too, and hoping it doesn't turn out like the movie, The Roommate. But as long as I'm in the Honors dorm, I should be fine! (Maybe my roommate will be a little nerdy - but I'm okay with that because I'm a little nerdy too!)
So what's up with y'all this week? :)