Wednesday, 18 December 2013
What's Up Wednesday #20
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
This week I got to read The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead, which I've been looking forward to! If you're a Sydrian fan, you'll love it!
Also, I finally read The 5th Wave. It. Is. Epic. One of the most gripping books I've read in ages! I actually had to leave my Kindle on the other side of my room to stop myself reading it in one go when I was supposed to be sleeping. :P Seriously, it's that good.
What I'm writing
I'm still working on my new post-apocalyptic WIP. :) And *gasp* I still like it. Even with the dreaded Middle of the Draft just around the corner...
What else I've been up to
Finding ways to distract myself from checking my inbox. Most of which involved emailing people...so that kind of failed...
I've been setting up some awesome promo stuff for Darkness Watching in the new year. If anyone wants to help me out by sharing my book, sign-ups for the book blitz/giveaway in January are here! :)
Other than that, I've been watching anime and playing on my 2DS. :)
What inspires me right now
Nice feedback on my writing. I mentioned in my #WIPMarathon update already, but being told my book was ready to query agents with was a real confidence-booster!
I still get a thrill whenever someone compliments my writing. It's ridiculous, but even though it's been almost a year since I published my first book, I still feel like a fraud sometimes. I know having an agent isn't the be-all and end-all, and to be honest, it's the five-star reviews from readers that matter more than validation. But I was scared to death to start querying again, all the same. It's been a year since I was last in the trenches and I purposefully focused on small presses when I was sending Darkness Watching out because I knew it was in a category agents were having difficulty selling. I'm glad I made that decision, but now its a bit intimidating going back into the trenches with a totally different book. Like stepping back to square one, I guess!
But nothing's predictable in this business. Nothing to do but write the best books I possibly can and enjoy the ride. :)