Wednesday, July 31, 2013

What's Up Wednesday

It's time for What's Up Wednesday!
What I'm Reading I am still reading Two Year's Before the Mast and A Prayer for Owen Meany.  I won an e-book called She Belongs to Me by Carmen De Sousa and while I meant to just look at it and read it later, um yeah...  I'm several chapters in now.  It is romantic/suspense and it is not an easy read to put down.

What I'm Writing  I completed the first draft of Simmer last night (or was it early this morning?).  I hope I don't freeze like that at the end of every book I write.  I wrote less this month than I usually write in a week but it was still progress and I now have two complete first drafts!
  My Ready. Set. Write! goal for the week was to finish the first draft so I nailed it!  Yay!
This week my goals are:
  • ignore Simmer (no adding, deleting or peeking at it of any sort)
  • finish my initial go through of  my first book
  • make a revision plan (or loose guideline as I do terrible with set plans)
  • write the next two episodes of Donut Dwellers.
  • watch any documentaries I can find on sailing and pirates.

What Inspires Me Right Now  Coffee.  Writing most of the night when you have three early rising children has its disadvantages.

What Else I've Been Up Too  Another disadvantage of writing most evenings is that I haven't been working out like I used to.  I even picked up a few extra pounds of what I call "book weight". 
Yeah, I'm not to happy about that.  I'm only 5' tall so any extra weight shows, a lot . This week I decided that I didn't have to put up with those pounds and I started working out during the kids nap time.  Since my husband is actually home in the evenings now I have been walking after dinner several nights a week.  Book weight, be gone!!!


  1. You can do anything you set your mind to, those pounds aren't going to just be "lost" (that implies you want to find them again later), but banished!

  2. Wow congrats on finishing your first draft. Ignoring it is hard, but it's worth it when you look over it with fresh eyes. good luck and thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you!. I've resisted looking at it so far... Hopefully I stay strong!

  3. Congrats on finishing your first draft! That is definately one of the most exiting stages in the writing process.

  4. Hooray for finishing the draft!

    I know what you mean about showing the extra weight. I'm a little taller than you at 5ft1in, but the slightest gain really shows. I dislike it intensely and am hoping to reacquaint myself with a treadmill soon!

  5. Congrats on the draft!

    Book weight, blah. I've got a bit of that. It is hard to balance between fitness, writing and life with children.

  6. Congratulations on finishing your draft!

    Getting back into a workout routine takes time, but it's always worth it. I haven't been working out so much myself lately either, since I'm so exhausted at the end of camp most days. Even the nursery campers can be exhausting to look after.

  7. "Book weight" sounds much cuter than "I've been eating like a pig so I can stay alert while writing," which is pretty much what I've been up to lately. Yikes. Best of luck with your workouts. And yay for finished drafts! What an amazing feeling! Best of luck revision plan/research in the coming days. :-)

  8. I want to write a book that people get with the intention of reading later and then, after 10 minutes, find themselves sucked in and unable to escape. How cool that would be! :)

    You finished another first draft, Sarah! Awesome!! Pat on the back. Happy dance. You deserve it. :)

    All the best with this week's goals!

  9. Congrats on finishing writing the first draft!!

  10. Hello fellow 5ft-er! I'm in your same boat. My revisions have been so tough and I haven't been walking as much as I'd like. Let's both get out there, shall we? Gah!

    CONGRATS on finishing your draft!!!