Its time for What's Up Wednesday!
What I'm Reading The last month was so busy that I didn't read nearly as much as usual. I finally read Rick Yancey's The 5th Wave though! It took me about a quarter of the book to get to the place where it was hard to put down but I enjoyed it once the back story was in place and the events started moving forward. I'm currently reading The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black and I'm still reading Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. I sat it down during NaNo and I'm ready to dive in and finish it.
What I'm Writing I'm still drafting my NaNo book. I'm trying to time the events in my story to coincide with those in the original fairytale in a way that keeps my main characters in the foreground. I think its working but it takes a lot of thought to get it right.
What Inspires Me Right Now I had a wonderful visit with my Mom a few weeks ago and our long chats over coffee are still inspiring me. Talking in person is the best!
What Else I've Been Up To Pinterest hijacked my life. I saw a pin where someone took an old end table and turned it into a lego table. It looked perfect, not to big, but enough room for some serious building. I decided that my son needed one for his birthday and I found a battered, yet solid wood, end table that even had lots of built in storage space. The only problem is that since I homeschool I have my children with me all the time. When am I suppose to hide for a secret project? Yup. After bedtime I can be found out in the garage, clinging to the one patch of light, sanding up a storm. I was sanding by hand but a friend lent me an electric sander. I'm so excited!
I can't wait to see what everyone else has been up to this week!
Insecure Writer's Support Group
I completely forgot that it was IWSG time until I saw a fellow blogger's post! This month my insecurities have mainly been about feeling inadequate and unoriginal. I'd like to be that writer that readers go to when they want something unique, something full of emotion and unforeseeable twists, yet still lyrical and atmospheric. Knowing what type of writer I want to be and becoming that writer are two very different things. Until I get where I want to be the only thing I can do it to keep writing and learning but sometimes it would be nice to know if I'm going in the right direction, if my work even has the potential to turn into what I want it to be.