7.1.15

What's Up Wednesday


I love this so much!


WHAT I'M READING

I am still mentally reading The Bitter Kingdom. I finished it last week but I have been thinking about it ever since I read the last page. It was just THAT good.  If you haven't read The Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy, I highly recommend it. Especially if you like adventure, new twists on old tropes, swoony romance, and diverse characters. I have a million other books to choose from, so we'll see what I pick up next.
 
WHAT I'M WRITING

I am still working on Unfair. I'm not sure if I'll finish it anytime soon but it would be great if this was the year that I finished writing another book. I love this story a lot because it's something I want to read. I'm not sure if I will ever query it or if I'll be brave enough to let someone else read it but, for now, it feels good writing something without limitations.


WHAT WORKS FOR ME
 
I love music. It's one of the things I love just as much as I love reading and writing. But, unfortunately, it takes a lot of effort for me to listen to it whenever I write because I tend to sing along and if it's a song I really like, then more singing off-key happens than actual writing. The only exception is when the music fits the story that I'm trying to tell. It doesn't have to be the entire song. It can just be one line or the guitar solo or even just the singer's voice. I have had Hozier's debut album on repeat because, not only am I extremely in love with his voice and him, but it has inspired me to be more creative and more daring with my writing. It also got me to churn out 4.5K, which is a lot for me considering it's the first time in months that I have written anything that wasn't school related.
 
WHAT ELSE IS NEW
  1. I made it through last semester with all As and one B, which is surprising because I was certain I would fail at least two of my classes. That may or may not be an exaggeration but I still wasn't expecting to do as well as I did.
  2. I go back to school (after being on vacation for three weeks) on Saturday. I'm going to miss being home but I am excited that junior year is halfway over.
  3. I have decided that I'm going to work writing into my schedule for this semester. I suck at time management but someone tweeted (can't remember who) that if you really want to write, you'll make time for it and while I can whine and say it's impossible to write while in college...there are people with kids and careers who still find time to write books.
 
 
That's it from me.  I hope everyone had a wonderful Wednesday and thanks for reading! :)