What's Up Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jaime Morrow and Erin Funk that's geared toward readers and writers. To join in the fun, add your name to the list.
What I'm Reading
This is terrible. I'm currently between reads. I finished MIND GAMES by Kiersten White and I bought THE LINCOLN LAWYER for $2.99 and then I went on vacation. Normally, you'd think of vacation as the perfect time to read, right? Not this week. I am with my parents, husband and three kids. Did I mention three kids? That's why I'm not reading this week.
That, and FRIENDS has been on late every night....one episode after another. I've been busy laughing. Remember when Ross went on a date wearing leather pants and couldn't get them back on after taking them off to cool down? Remember when Rachel wanted a bunny cake for Emma's first birthday party, but ended up with a penis cake instead? Remember when Ross applied for a grant but had to go through his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend to get it? Remember when Rachel couldn't gossip, but found out Monica and Chandler were secretly dating?
What I'm Writing
My WIP: 27 DAISIES
I'm 14k in.
It's emotional and that's how I'm writing it. My characters don't think in complete sentences. Sometimes they don't use periods. Sometimes their thoughts ramble and come out in run-on and run-on and run-on sentences. Sometimes they pause
and words continue on a different line than the one they started on.
Sometimes my characters get stuck on a thought and can't stop thinking it and they repeat, repeat, repeat.
My novel might not be clean. It might not be correct. But it is emotional.
What Inspires Me Right Now
You. Anyone out there who is writing every day.
What Else I've Been Up To
I'm in Door County, WI on vacation. I run every other day. Outside. At home I run inside. I am trying not to be afraid of the birds on the telephone wires. I've been playing tennis with my seven-year-old and my five-year-old. We went kayaking yesterday and got stuck in the middle of the lake. Waves kept pushing us out farther and farther. 50 minutes of hard-core paddling got us back to the beach we started at. Ow. My arms are SORE today. We've taken walks. We went to Wilson's for ice cream and played at the park. We've built moats in the sand and collected sea shells.
Ready. Set. Write.
I'm not officially participating, but I'd really love to write at least 1k per day and finish my novel in two weeks. (Which would require about 1.5 k per day.)