Wednesday, October 30, 2013

What's Up Wednesday

 It's time for What's Up Wednesday!

What I'm Reading  I spent a lot of this week hiding with a book... It wasn't a bad week, just a long, tedious one.  I read Chasing Hope by Kathryn Cushman and Switched by Cassie Mae (thanks to NetGalley) and I'm gearing up to start Rose Under Fire.  I'm almost scared...  Code Name Verity made me cry but it an amazing book.  I should make sure I have something lighthearted to read as soon as I finish it and maybe some chocolate.

What I'm Writing  I'm revising Slumber.  I noticed I tend to get stuck on the same small portion and beat it to death instead of moving forward.  I'm trying to remember that it won't be perfect after one round of revisions and focus on plot/pacing issues, not all the smaller ones.  Its hard!!!  I'm also working on Mirra, my NaNo book.  I'm not much a plotter but I'm figuring out my characters and their motives.  I'm also attempting an extremely loose plot...  Hopefully it will fair better than the last plot I wrote out.
  If your joining NaNoWriMo this year and want another writing buddy I'm Simply Sarah on the NaNo site.  It seems to be hard to find people on their site though.  I'm @SarahChafin on twitter.  I tend to hang out there a lot when I'm writing...
What inspires Me Right Now  Writing itself is being inspiring this week.  Putting my thoughts into stories is incredibly satisfying. 
What Else I've Been Up To  I've been baking and cooking healthy (mostly!) meals and snacks for us and hiding from the dishes.  I'm still in clean out mode.  I hope that it starts to show soon.  Right now it seems like there are piles of stuff everywhere.  Homeschool group is today so I need to get off of the computor and go make copious amounts of playdough for a building project.
and no, I haven't outgrown playdough yet :)


  1. I'll try to buddy you on Nano before it starts. Best of luck Sarah and hope your revisions for Slumber reap great results.

  2. YUM baking! One of my favorite things :) Good luck with NaNo!

  3. I have Rose Under Fire in a stack of books. I haven't got to it yet. But I loved Code Name Verity so much. I'm doing NaNoWriMo too. I'm usually a pantser but this year for NaNo I decided I needed to be more of a plotter. Have a great weekend!

  4. Cleaning out the house is like losing weight. It doesn't seem to show, until one day it does. Don't lose hope!