Wednesday, March 26, 2014

What's Up Wednesday

Its time for What's up Wednesday!

What I'm Reading  
    Last week I finished the book I was beta reading and Allegiant by Veronica Roth.  For some reason Allegiant took me forever.  I like the series but not as much as a lot of people seem to. This week I am reading Scarlet by Marissa Meyer and I finally decided to give Audible a try so I'm listening to These Broken Stars while I clean or do other mundane tasks. My husband even noticed the difference in the house since I downloaded the book... It makes housework so much more fun!  I'm still reading Revision and Self Editing by James Scott Bell.

What I'm Writing

    I didn't get my Spring Writing Bootcamp update done so I'm including it in this post. I didn't meet all of my goals last week but I did make good progress on my revisions. I wanted to revise several chapters and I ended up working on the same chapter all week but it contained a major plot hole. I am so much happier with it now. It fits the rest of the storyline better and the characters show a lot more personality. This week my goals are to just keep moving forward with my revisions, make my fight scenes stronger, work on my A-Z posts and reading the book on revising.

What Inspires me Right Now 
   The cleaning progress I make while lost in an audio book is quite inspiring. Balancing cleaning with writing, reading, homeschooling and everything else is so challenging. This way I get some "reading" in while cleaning and I feel relaxed afterwards, like I do when I got lost in a good book (but without the guilt of reading when I should be cleaning lol).

What Else I've Been Up To 
   A friend and I decided to plan a "freezer" cooking day while the kids are on spring break. It is so hard to take the kids to lessons, run errands and still have dinner ready so hopefully this will help. 
  Besides planning and shopping for a massive cooking expedition I haven't done anything to out of the ordinary. Well, not for me anyway... researching fist fights because I have never been in one and my husband suggested you tube instead of first hand experience doesn't count as out of the ordinary, does it? 


  1. Oh, it's exciting to see another writer-mom, and one who homeschools! I'm going to be on maternity leave with my second next schoolyear and homeschooling my first for preschool. I'm excited, but also nervous.

  2. Researching fistfights at all sounds out of the ordinary to me!

  3. Wow, you are sure busy!!! I'm amazed. I just looked at your A to Z posts from last year and I love them! I am going to think about how I might do that -- it seems like a great way to help me practice just going for it with my ideas and not worrying so much about whether they are perfect. If you have to get it up every day, it would help break through that, you know? Or that's what I'm guessing, anyway! Good luck with the challenge for this month.

  4. I haven't yet read the Divergent series. From what I've heard, the first one is the best and the next two aren't as good. Sometimes I wonder if authors rush through a series when the first one hits success because of pressure from the publisher to keep banking on the success or something.

    Happy reading and writing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

  5. I'm with you on the Divergent series. In fact, I really didn't Allegiant at all, unfortunately. I hope you're enjoying Scarlet. I think Marissa Meyer's series just keeps getting better. I hear you on trying to balance the homeschooling, cleaning, and writing. Sometimes it feels like working two jobs, doesn't it? I've let the cleaning go by the wayside lately, but that's not a good solution lol. Good luck on your revisions this week!

  6. That's awesome you are reading SCARLET. I finally am getting into the series and starting CINDER. Isn't amazing when things go so well!! THESE BROKEN STARS is on my TBR list!

  7. I'm still waiting on my copy of Allegiant to arrive but I'm seeing Divergent in theatres tomorrow. I have Cinder on my kindle but haven't read it yet. I read the sample months ago so shame on me. Balancing all that takes patience and you must have plenty, or plenty of practice. I tried the audio book route through my Anyway glad you like it and that it helps with the housework.

  8. I haven't read the Divergent series yet and was considering getting it. If it does like the Hunger Games and degrades with each book, I think I will skip it. Thanks for the nod. And I haven't read any of Melissa's books either. sigh I am so behind!