Wednesday, 15 January 2014
What's Up Wednesday
Welcome to my second What's Up Wednesday of 2014! It's a weekly meme run by Erin L Funk and Jaime Morrow and is a great way for readers and writers to catch up on what we've been up to.
What I'm reading
I read some great CQ titles in the past week - check out my Monday Mini-Reviews post! :)
I've also been reading Poison Princess by Kresley Cole. I went into this not realising it's close, genre-wise, to my current WIP -not only that, but it's AMAZING. So I'm torn between feeling awed and inadequate! :P
I'm currently halfway through Susan Kaye Quinn's fabulous e-serial future noir, Debt Collector, since I picked up Season 1 a while ago. It's original and gripping!
My copy of The Iron Traitor by Julie Kagawa arrived the other day, too, so I've been rereading The Lost Prince in preparation. I've been waiting almost a year for this one! :)
What I'm writing
I finished the latest edit of Walking Shadow (Darkworld #2) and sent it to my publishers. Nothing major needed changing- just some continuity errors from the last revision I did (they always manage to sneak past!) and another revision of the climactic battle scene... now, it's onto the next stage! Meanwhile, shiny secret mini-project is going well, and I've set myself the same deadline for that as for my WIP (mid-February). Speaking of which, I'm onto the final third of the WIP and things are heating up! (btw, the book involves fiery monsters... #badjoke).
What else I've been up to
Editing (other people's work, not mine!). Getting distracted by le interwebs. Checking emails. Freaking out. Sending out review copies of my book. More freaking out. Oh, and PitMad. Querying. Yet more freaking out. (Need to work on my New Year's Resolution to freak out less, methinks!)
Also, SHERLOCK. Need I say more?
What inspires me right now
The awesomeness of the online writing/book blogging community. I've received so much support for my book sale (shameless plug moment) and I've also given away a bunch of review copies to lovely bloggers. This is why I write! :)
And today, I signed the contract for Walking Shadow! Yes - it's happening, people! :D