Welcome to What's Up Wednesday, a weekly meme run by Erin L Funk and Jaime Morrow. Here's what I've been up to this past week!
What I'm reading
Because it seems to be my mission lately to read all of Brandon Sanderson's books, I'm now reading Words of Radiance, the second in the Stormlight Archive series. And wow. Despite being a very l-o-n-g book, it's nonstop action! And the worldbuilding is fantastic, of course. Absolutely loved it.
I also read the other two books in the Chaos Walking trilogy, The Ask and the Answer and Monsters of Men. I'm struggling to get my thoughts into coherent order to write reviews, but wow, this is how you write dystopian, folks. So intense and thought-provoking!
What I'm writing
I'm editing my YA post-apocalyptic, as I said in my #YABBootcamp update on Monday. :) Second major revision is almost complete! :D
I also FINISHED MY DRAFT!!! Woo! I've been stalling for days on this, slowly inching towards the end, but it's done. Problem is, like with the last one, I'm totally conflicted. I enjoyed writing it, but thoughts of it's not marketable and other such depressing business-related thoughts have been making my confidence flipflop all over the place lately. So I'm putting it away for now. Like I don't have enough drafts already stacked on my hard drive...
Still. It's finished! And I have another WIP in the planning (well, technically I've already written 3000 words!). This is my 13th novel, for anyone counting, which is probably just me. And I'm leaning 90% towards doing Camp NaNoWriMo next month, because this crazy writer apparently has Compulsive Writing Syndrome! Send help. Or perhaps, a clone.
What inspires me
When revisions are going well and I have that rare confidence that the changes I'm making are improving the story! Also, finishing the draft and being all excited about my next project. Yay! And I got some #Pitmad requests for Beneath the Waves yesterday, which I totally did not expect and which may have given me a mild panic attack. *breathes into paper bag*
What else I've been up to
I've been happily busy with freelance work! I finished up my first MS notes for my new role at Entangled, and I've been working on several other projects, too. ^_^
I'm also setting up my first newsletter to send out this Friday, so if you want to be the first to get a sneak peek at two books (Walking Shadow and Fear's Touch: A Darkworld Novella), there's still time to sign up! :) There may also be a release date in there, too... ;)