Wednesday, 16 April 2014

What's Up Wednesday

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

This week, I read Seraphina by Rachel Hartman, which I really enjoyed, and also Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta. I love me some good fantasy! :) Then I read In the After by Demetria Lunetta, because I was in the mood for something post-apocalyptic to get back in the mood to work on mine. I really enjoyed it! Finally, I read The Wicked We Have Done, and wow. It's certainly...intense. I'm not sure I enjoyed it as much as I just couldn't stop reading it!

What I'm writing

Still working on my sequel! :) As I said in my Spring Bootcamp Update, I'm also working through the second-last round of edits on my YA post-apocalyptic, Indestructible. The idea of this book actually being finished is kind of scary, though... Funny thing is, this is a book I never actually intended to write, but the idea grabbed hold of me and refused to let me go until I wrote it. And the sequel's the same. It's something that hasn't happened since I wrote the Darkworld series. Not that I want to jinx it, but the words have come out easily compared to most of the other books I've written. And now I'm attached to it. Oops.

I also had an idea for a new MG book, which I added to my never-ending list. And did some brainstorming based on another story concept, because I apparently don't already have enough to do... :P

What inspires me

Spring is finally here, and after 6 months of nonstop rain, it's more than welcome! :D *basks in rays of much-needed sunshine* 
What else I've been up to

I've actually been outside properly for the first time in months! A friend and I went to the Nature Centre to see the otters and meerkats. :)
 I also dyed my hair again. ^_^


But of course my immune system decided to strike me down with a flu bug, so I'm currently stuck indoors shivering and drinking lemsip. *grumpyface*


  1. The Wicked We Have Done sounds really cool, I'll have to pick it up some time. :)

    Good luck with writing the rest of your sequel!

  2. That's a lovely spring picture, Emma. The English countryside... *sigh*... brings back fond memories. :)

    I hope you have a wonderful writing week, making progress on that sequel while keeping all those SNIs in line. :D

  3. Lovely spring photos, and I love your hair! Also, FINNIKIN... I love that book (and its follow-ups) so much. I read mostly contemporary, but I do enjoy an awesome fantasy every now and again. Have a good week, Emma!

  4. Love the hair color!
    We had a few days of spring, I even had my bedroom window open a couple of nights, but last night- SNOW. Boo.

  5. Get well soon! So mean that the bug hits you now, but glad you got some outdoor time.

  6. I'm so sorry you're down with the flu. (stupid immune system) :(

    But your Spring pictures are gorgeous and you'll be out in it again soon. And congrats on finishing your draft! I love it when the words come easily.

    Have an amazing week! (post flu of course)

  7. Love the hair color. I'm going red as well! Woo!

  8. Feel better soon :)

    You always have so many ideas, how exciting :D

    Hope it's a healthier week for you so you can get back out and enjoy the lovely weather.

  9. That's fantastic that the words seem to be flowing so well. And that this series is inspiring you so much. :-) It stinks that you're sick again. Boo. Hope you feel better soon! Spring keeps trying to show up here, but then Winter just keeps scaring it away. (We got more snow last night.) I really hope we get some sunshine soon. Have a great week, Emma! (With less flu and more good health!)

  10. Oooo, cute hair! And great job with all the writing progress too. I love it when I fall in love with my own stories.

    Hope you feel better soon. Have a great week!

  11. First of all, your new red hair looks great! Of course, being a redhead myself, I'm kind of partial. ;)

    I have SERAPHINA on my ereader and FINNIKIN OF THE ROCK sitting on my dresser right now, and you're reminding me that I need to read them both. Why is there so little time in a day? I'm glad to hear you enjoyed them both!

    I find it so awesome that you developed a persistent idea into a book, even when you didn't originally intend to. I guess inspiration can be sneaky like that. Have a great writing week! (P.S. Love the meerkat pic!)

  12. I really liked Seraphina, too. And I've had Finnikin of the Rock on my list forever! I really, really need to get to that one, it sounds so good. Love the new hair color! And I hope you feel better soon.

  13. Emma! You've read 2 of my favorite current YA fantasies! I loved Seraphina and I absolutely ADORE Finnikin of the Rock (and its sequels). Glad you enjoyed them!

    Sorry you're sick again, but hope you feel better soon. Love your hair color! :)