Wednesday, 18 September 2013
What's Up Wednesday #7
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
I've been reading The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, which I enjoyed (and which creeped me out slightly!), and rereading the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout (as I just bought Origin, the latest book). Great distraction from the commute! :P
What I'm writing
Darkworld Book 5 is on the way to the finish line! I'm just working through the kinks in the plot as I steer it towards the Epic Climax of Doom, which excites and terrifies me in equal measure!
Meanwhile, I've been making good progress on my YA fantasy, passing the halfway mark (yay!). I think I'll be glad to be working on only one project at a time for a bit, though! It's tiring jumping from one plot to another, especially when on involves alternating POV's! Although I got a Shiny New Idea that's now demanding to be written - which is giving me a dilemma about which project to work on next!
What else I've been up to
Well, last weekend was really fun! I went home for a couple of days and finally got to open my birthday presents - and my boyfriend drove halfway down the country to see me. :) For presents, I got the slipcase edition of Neil Gaiman's Sandman comic books, which I've wanted to read for AGES; some waterproof notebooks (for shower-writing :P); book vouchers (YAY!) and an Xbox controller to make playing online games easier! Definitely a great year for presents! Then I had to get the train back down to London on Sunday to be ready for work on Monday morning. I'm not quite as tired as I was last week, so I'm also thinking about my plans for after this placement, when I return to writing, freelancing and job-hunting! I'd love to find some more freelance clients, so I'm planning to work on that when I have time. I really enjoy helping other authors make sure their work is the best it can be!
What inspires me right now
Being so close to finishing the Darkworld series is a pretty awesome feeling! Also, the Xpresso Review Tour for Darkness Watching is now open for sign-ups, so if you've been waiting for the chance to read it, here it is! :)