Wednesday, March 12, 2014

What's Up Wednesday!

It is time for What's Up Wednesday!

What I'm Reading  I read an ARC of Legacy Code by Autumn Kalquist. I hope she writes fast because I really want to know what happens next! I also read My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick which had one of the best fictional families in it that I've ever seen.  I'm currently reading Revisions and Self Editing by James Scott Bell and a book that I am beta reading.

What I'm Writing I joined the YA Buccaneers Spring Writing Bootcamp.  If you want to see my goals go here and my first progress update here.  I am finally making progress Slumber. Dialogue is being added, info dumps are being woven in.  It feels amazing!
Here is an excerpt:

 Something rustled just off the path.  It sounded just like dried leaves in a breeze.  I reached for the sewing scissors I always wore on a chain around my neck. There wasn’t a hint of wind.  A rabbit would be a good explanation. What else could it be?  My  imagination filled in several possible answers.  I could just keep walking and pretend that I hadn't heard anything.  It might be easier that way.  Easier but  I needed to face whatever it was, even if it was nothing more than a rabbit.   I turned, peering through the growth.  I was about to turn away when something gray caught my eye. I barely caught a glimpse before it slipped into the shadows. Whatever it was it had been too high from the ground to be a rabbit.  I dropped my scissors back under my blouse.  Gathering my skirts, I ran.

I'm sure it will change before its done but I'm so happy with the progress!

What Inspires Me Right Now YA Buccaneers and the Spring Writing Bootcamp!

What Else I've Been Up To  I can't really think of anything... unless you count getting the kids to the dentist.  I'm beginning to feel like we live there.


  1. I *love* the "gathering my skirts" image. It totally sets the excerpt's time period. Perfect :D

    Enjoy boot camp!

  2. I enjoyed MY LIFE NEXT DOOR as well. It's a little like a WIP that I set aside to work on my current story project. Congratulations on your WIP progress and good luck with your bootcamp goals!

  3. I agree with Miss Cole, that last sentence gives you a sense of the time period. I enjoyed the little bit you gave us. Thank you!

  4. You've got me intrigued with your excerpt!

  5. Run girl run! That excerpt was great, I felt a tightness in my chest. I'm currently reading Elegy by Amanda Hocking. Arrived yesterday in the mail and I'm glad I bought it. Glad you're still going along with the boot camp and enjoyed a cool Arc.

  6. Hey, those dentist appointments are well worth it. And in time, you'll be wondering why you haven't been in so long, thinking you need to make an appointment to get your teeth cleaned. Your bootcamp sounds like fun too.

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  7. Hi, Sarah! Your excerpt sounds great. I keep seeing that people are doing the Spring Writing Bootcamp. It's great that it's motivating everyone so much! Keep it up!

    Happy reading and writing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines