Welcome to What's Up Wednesday, a weekly meme run by Erin L Funk and Jaime Morrow.
What I'm reading
I finished The Way of Kings, which is the longest book I've read since A Game of Thrones! Despite the daunting page count, it's a gripping read, one I'd recommend to fantasy fans. I also read The Faerie Prince and The Faerie War, books 2 and 3 in the Creepy Hollow series, and I really enjoyed them!
Now I've just finished reading One by Leigh Ann Kopans, which is an awesome take on superpowers! I can't wait to read the sequel, Two.
What I'm writing
I've been carrying on with my YA Urban Fantasy draft...while resisting the siren call of a shiny new idea. I had some free time the other day so I went back to the outline I was working on for my next project...and turned it into a trilogy. Then a few nights ago, the entire opening scene for the first book played out in my head when I was trying to sleep, so I ended up writing it down. So now I have two series rocketing around in my head...plus the one I need to revise...
I'm also signing the contract for Darkworld Book 3 today! *Yay!*
What inspires me right now
Cute baby animals. And shiny new ideas. ^_^ Also, as I've said before, the awesome online writing community. As a certain article in the last week has shown, it's easy to lash out in envy of other, more successful writers, but that kind of negativity is self-defeating. Better to be supportive of fellow writers rather than trying to bring people down! Amy Trueblood has a great blog post on focusing on the positives!
What else I've been up to
I've been really busy with freelance work and critiquing. I also blogged on Tangled Up In Words about my habit of accidentally starting books vs being scared to start writing...
I also watched The Hobbit again, which is always awesome. :)
Also, I'm going to Iceland in October!!!!! (The country, not the supermarket :P) I'm crazy-excited already about getting to see the Northern Lights, something I've wanted to do forever! ^_^