What's Up Wednesday

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

I'm on vacation again this week.  Not still, but again. 
Last week we went on vacation with my parents.  This week we are on vacation with my husband's mom, five siblings and their families. 
There are 18 of us, two cabins, two bathrooms, six double beds.  There are lots of ants and lots of gnats.  My oldest son is not thrilled with the bugs.  I have not been a good influence on him.  He thinks the place is gross and is looking forward to going home.  Part of my can't blame him.  Two full weeks away from home is hard.  Fun, but hard at times. 
Most of those hard times (for me, not him) have been at my youngest son's nap and bed times (We have three sons.)  He's one and he's NOT going down well.  At home, naps are easy and very scheduled (not because I want I want them to be, but because that's what he needs and is ready for on his own every day).  That is NOT the way it's working out these two weeks away....
I feel like I'm leaving Middle Child out.  He's been eating really well here.  It was not the case at home. He just had tubes put in his ears and he's been very responsible about wearing his ear plugs and head band.
Oh, was this section supposed to be about a book?
What I'm Writing


 I've written 6k since last week's post! I'm 20k in!  I wanted to write another 10k this week, but I think I was aiming high.  Unless I can write TONS after we get home Saturday....There's a chance! 

What Inspires Me Right Now

I've been thinking up my best scenes when I'm running. As long as I can  hit the laptop shortly after, then the words are  not lost.

What Else I've Been Up To

 Er.  Whoops.  Already talked about this up there.  On vacation.  Swatting at gnats.  Being a crabby parent.  Avoiding ants with my bare feet.  Swimming. Praying there are no bed bugs.  Smiling. 
Ready. Set. Write.

I'm not officially participating, but I'd really love to write  at least 10k per week to finish my novel's first draft in the next two weeks. (I aim for 40k for the first draft and usually add 10-15k during revisions.)
Okay, I'll fess up.  I want it to be ready for WOC.  In a month.  I know, I know.  That's bad.  I'm rushing.  I'm breaking rules. 
I want to have the draft done and to edit revise my first 50 and to have a couple of betas have at it too.  Wishful thinking?