Wednesday, September 18, 2013

What's Up Wednesday

It is time for What's Up Wednesday!
What I've Been Reading  I just finished reading The Sea of Tranquility.  It was one of the choices for this month's YA Buccaneers reading challenge.  Check out my review here.
What I've Been Writing  I took one more week off to spend with family.  They went home on Monday so I'm going back to revising Slumber tonight.  I can't wait!  I've missed it to the point of feeling mildly crazy.
What Inspires Me Right Now This week I am inspired by the ladies in my homeschool group.  We just started up a Bible study and I loved being able to chat with other ladies, drink coffee and dig into God's word.  Not only are the other women homeschooling moms but they are all military wives so we have tons in common.
What Else I've Been Up To  I signed up for my first writing conference.  It is a small one but because of that it is inexpensive and close enough to where I live to make it possible for me to go.  I am so nervous!  My work isn't ready to pitch yet but I'm trying to come up with a solid description of my WIP.  I am horrible at describing my stories.  Either I say almost nothing or I ramble....  yikes.
  I also scheduled a long overdue hair appointment.  Good bye thick, unruly lion's mane!  I'm getting it cut into a shoulder length bob.  Hopefully it will be easier to manage.   Besides that I have been desperately trying to catch up on all of the things I put off while my family was visiting.  I have a house to clean, blogging to catch up on, critique partners to get back to, homeschool events to help plan, stacks of books to read and review...  yup, I won't be bored, that's for sure.

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  1. I'd love to go to a writers conference and well done you for being brave and jumping in, I am sure you will love it. I frequently cut my hair shorter and it does make it a lot easier, but I kind of miss it being long every time I do, then say I will never cut it so short again, which I then of course do lol.
    hope you have a good week, what is left of it. :)

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    1. I usually miss my hair too but I love how fast it is to deal with when it is short. Hopefully you will find a conference that you can attend soon!

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  2. I think it's awesome that you're missing your story so much. Just think how great it will be when you finally dig in again! I'm hoping to get to that point soon myself. And a writing conference sounds great, too. I'm also horrible at describing my stories. The worst. That makes query-writing so, so hard. Have a great week, Sarah! :-)

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    1. I was worried that it wouldn't feel as important if I spent time away from it but it haunted my thoughts the entire time. I'm glad :)

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  3. Ooh, your first writers conference? How exciting! I'm too much of an introvert--or too busy schooling the kids--to get out and be a real writer. Soak it up for me, eh?

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    1. ok, I will try :) I'm planning on sharing some of the experience on my next Wednesday post :)

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  4. Congrats on the writer's conference. I so need to get to one. Glad you had some family time now go enjoy the insanity of revisions.

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    1. Thanks! I'm sorta wondering if revisions ever end...

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  5. Have a fantastic time at the writer's conference! Sounds wonderful. Have fun getting everything set up to go :D You'll probably pick up loads of great advice.

    It's so nice having a support group, isn't it? ^_^

    Have a good week!

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    1. Thank you! I'm so happy that there was one close enough that I could go! Support is an amazing thing:)

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  6. I've had SEA OF TRANQUILITY on my TBR list for a while now. I've only heard amazing things about it. This makes me want to push it up the list. Good luck coming up with a way to describe your story at the conference. I'm terrible at that, so hopefully you'll fare better than I do when I blubber on to my family. :)

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    1. I finally found a blurb that I'm sorta happy with. I'm sure that it could be better but its the best one yet so I'm going with it for now:) Oh and Sea Of Tranquility should definitely make it towards the top of your list!

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  7. How brilliant that you want to get back to your novel. I hope you got lots done :)

    The writers conference sounds great. I hope you have a fantastic time.

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  8. I'm long overdue for a haircut too. I've been growing it out to donate for the third time, with the abandoned idea that this would happen after the wedding that never was. After you get a lot of hair cut off, it feels like you've got phantom locks. I would frequently reach around to touch hair that was so longer there.

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    1. I relate to the phantom locks. Its an odd thing, for sure!

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  9. woohoo, writing conferences are so much fun! i'll have to read your review of sea of tranquility. hope you had fun with family!

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  10. Like every mother i know, you are running "from cain to cain't!" (That needs to be said with a Southern accent, by the way,)

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  11. Oooh! Have fun at your writer's conference! I haven't been to one in two years and I miss them! Enjoy!

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    1. Thank you! I was so excited to find one that I could actually make it to!

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  12. Have fun at your writer's conference. One year I would like to go to one. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you! I hope that you can go to one sometime soon :)

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  13. Yay! Writer's conference! Here's wishing you tons of fun. And can I join you at that hair appointment - that's something I never get around to doing either :)

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    1. Thanks! I wish you could come too, it would be even better with a friend :)

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  14. I love getting haircuts! Sounds like a good week for you :)

    And that's really cool about attending a writer's conference =) Please blog about your experience, because I'm interested to know what it's like.

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    1. Ok! Its just a small one but I will try to at least add something about it on my next WUW post.

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  15. I agree that it's good you've missed your story. I hope this bodes well for the revisions! :) And it's awesome that you've found a group of homeschooling military wives you can connect with over God's Word. It's so important to be able to fellowship like that, and support and encourage each other with prayer. Homeschooling can be enough of a trial, but add to that a spouse in the military and all that comes with that--having a group that'll help you focus on the Lord and keep you sane is a blessing. :)

    I hope you have a really good time with the writer's conference. I've not been able to attend any in-person conferences yet, but I imagine they're fun and inspiring. Everyone seems to say they are. WriteOnCon is pretty awesome, if that's anything to go by!

    Have a wonderful week, Sarah! :)

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    1. Thank you! A group of believers to fellowship with does make a world of difference. I'll try to share my conference experience next Wed.

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  16. Good luck at the writing conference! I have found that writers are gerally nice/supportive/entertaining both on-line and in real life. Even if the conference seems scary, you'll love it once you get there. At least I've loved all the conferences I've been to.

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    1. Thank you! It definitely wasn't so scary once I got there and most of the people were very nice, like you said :)

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  17. Your first conference!!! How exciting! You're totally going to rock it. :)

    Your homeschool group sounds lovely. I used to belong to a writer's group in Seattle - we'd meet up once a week for coffee - and I miss it. Sounds like you've found a great group of people.

    Enjoy the rest of your week! :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm so glad that I was brave and went :)
      It really is a nice group. A writer's qroup sounds like tons of fun too. It is always good to have friends to share life with.

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