Wednesday, March 18, 2015

What's Up Wednesday

It's time for What's Up Wednesday!!!

WHAT I'M READING  Are you sure that you want to know?  It might take awhile... I'm currently working through Great Expectations.  I'm going for a chapter a day but its more sporadic then that. I'm also reading Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Greir and Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly and... Yeah, I sorta started Inherit Midnight too. I try to keep a book of poetry and book on writing craft going at all times. Right now I'm reading The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson and A Dash of Style. 
   My kids and I finished reading The Secret Garden this week and are now finishing The Princess and the Goblin. I had set it aside for awhile because it was challenging for me to read it in an entertaining way and I thought I should wait until they were older but they begged me to finish it :) I guess it isn't over their heads after all. 

WHAT I'M WRITING (+ WRITING GOAL)  I'm still making a spreadsheet to track several key elements in my fairytale WIP. It's already pages and pages long... It's helping me understand what needs to be done and learn the stories weak points but I just want it done already!
My goal is to work on it every day until it's done, even if I only have five minutes. 

WHAT WORKS FOR ME  Exercising in the afternoon. It might not sound related to writing but it gives me the energy to stay awake when I have time to write. 

WHAT ELSE IS NEW  I'm attempting a small container garden and a few flowers this year. I'm used to gardening where the ground stays frozen until April so gardening in Florida is a totally different adventure. I can't get over all the bugs and toads I find every time I turn my spade in the earth. 


  1. Wow, that's a lot of books! Have a great week. :)

  2. I'm glad exercise helps! Even a simple yoga routine held me keep my energy level up.

  3. The thing i've found about exercise is that you should do it when you actually will do it.

    Good luck with the spreadsheet!

  4. Lots of books this week! I'm sort of in the same boat, only not quite as many. I like the sounds of this spreadsheet approach to your WiP. I might have to do something similar when I get closer to revisions. I'm all about lists/tables/whatever to help keep my story organized, so anything that works similarly is right up my alley. Hope you have a great week, Sarah! :D

  5. Wow! You're an ambitious reader lately! It's great that your kids were enjoying THE PRINCESS AND THE GOBLIN more than you thought they were. There's nothing more satisfying than when your kids beg you to read! Good luck with that spreadsheet! :)

  6. Exercise does help! One needs to get more than just the brain working :)