Wednesday, 28 August 2013
What's Up Wednesday #4
What's Up Wednesday is a weekly meme run by Erin L Funk and Jaime Morrow and is a great way for readers and writers to catch up!
What I'm reading
After finally catching up with all my internship reading, I read Shadows on the Moon by Zoe Marriott, which was awesome. I wish I had more time to read!
What I'm writing
I'm back at work on Darkworld Book 5 and on my new YA fantasy, but progress is slow. I've had a busy weekend and I'm now working full-time, so it's to be expected, but I can't help feeling frustrated with myself for not getting enough done! Meanwhile, I'm still exchanging emails with my editor about the changes to Darkness Watching!
What else I've been up to
Well, I spent a lovely weekend at the seaside with my boyfriend and his family, followed by a birthday party and watching City of Bones (which I really enjoyed, despite the changes from the book!). Then on Monday, I travelled to my new studio flat in London, where I'm living for the next 5 weeks! I started my internship yesterday, and I'm enjoying it!
What inspires me right now
I'm struggling to find inspiration at the moment. London's amazing, but I'm feeling exhausted and overwhelmed due to the total emotional upheaval of the past few days. After an amazing weekend, moving to a new city where I know no one is taking a bit of adjusting to! I'm not homesick, per se, but I guess since university I haven't really ascribed one particular place as 'home' (I live with my parents but as there are no jobs in publishing nearby, I've always known I'll have to move to London, and most of my friends live hundreds of miles away anyway!).
But it's tough. I'm happy, because I know I'm lucky in so many ways. But I'm also sad, and a bit scared (no money, general career uncertainty etc.) I guess I'm feeling unsettled and trying to get used to NOT getting used to anything! But I think I just need a good night's sleep and some time to adjust.
Hope everyone else is having a great week! :)