Wednesday, 23 July 2014

What's Up Wednesday

It's time for 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

I read Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma, which is wonderfully creepy and well-written! I also read Shatter Me, another book I've been meaning to get to for ages. Wow. Wow, wow, wow. I really, really love the poetic writing style - it's totally unique! So I bought the rest of the series, fell into the story, and devoured them in less than two days. Gasp. #bookhangover

What I'm writing

I'm back into drafting my artsy YA urban fantasy WIP, plus I've been working on another novella-length project. ^_^ Finally making some consistent progress! So naturally, more editorial emails came along. But it's all good! I'm being offered contracts for Books 4 and 5 in the Darkworld series!!!!!!! :D :D *happydance* This has been a LONG time in the making! :D *dances everywhere again*

I also have a super-exciting cover reveal coming up on Monday! *more happydancing*


What inspires me

Hmm...well, it came as a bit of a shock to realise it's been over a year since I graduated from university! So I guess I'm inspired by what I've achieved in the past year with my freelance editing/proofreading business! As for writing, I guess I can say I'm inspired by how I've managed to keep going through what's often felt like a landslide of disappointments and setbacks. Like a lot of people, I try to only share the positives online, but the journey to getting a series published, not to mention querying, has had more ups and downs than the Big Dipper! Writers inspire me with their tenacity and determination!


What else I've been up to

My boyfriend came to visit, and we watched How To Train Your Dragon 2, which was awesome. :D I also finally saw The Fault in Our Stars, and loved it. *sobs* *lies in pieces on floor*

There's been a heatwave this week, so I've been spending a lot of time outside in the sun! Except during the random spontaneous thunderstorms. o.O

18 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the contracts! :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Congrats on getting contracts for Books 4 & 5!!! That is wonderful. And you really have to love the "ups" on the roller coaster, it makes all the "downs" worth it.

    Hope you have an amazing week! :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Cover reveal coming up- exciting!!!
    I hate to say but both Shatter Me and Imaginary Girls were both books I did not enjoy at all. I know they're both very popular and loved but I had issues with both. Sniff sniff. I hate not liking books!

    ReplyDelete
  4. It's a bit scary to look back at a year's worth of work and do a "performance analysis" as my husband likes to call it. It sounds like you've really had a great year! Despite the landslides ;)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Yay and happy dances for all your good news!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Kudos to your achievements during the past year. That most definitely is inspiring :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. That's fantastic about the contracts, Emma! Woohoo! You've definitely accomplished a lot in the past year from the sounds of it. I'm very impressed! Have to say hooray for consistent progress. :-) That's the best feeling, isn't it? Hope you have a wonderful week!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I want to read the Shatter me series. But my TBR list is so long right now. I was reduced to a puddle of tears after watching TiFOS. I saw it twice and cried more the second time. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Congratulations on the contracts! Hooraaaaaaay! And you're definitely an inspiration.

    HTTYD 2 is great, isn't it?

    ReplyDelete
  10. I love the SHATTER ME series! The voice is so beautiful and unique.

    Congrats on the contracts! So inspiring!

    Have a great week :-)

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wahoo! Congrats on your book contracts!!! I'm so stoked for you. Yay!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Congratulations on the contracts!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Congratulations on the contracts! How exciting! And I love a good cover reveal - I'll have to come back Monday. :) I had a hard time getting into Shatter Me but once I did... yeah, all three books in a row and quickly!! Have a fantastic week!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Sounds like it's a fun time with movies and the boyfriend. Glad you're still making progress!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Yay! Congratulations on the contracts!!
    It's also void to hear that you're back with the artsy fantasy. I think it sounds like so much fun!

    Cheers to editorial emails. ^_^

    ReplyDelete
  16. I'm ridiculously envious of the heat wave - it's totally miserable Down Under at the moment, so enjoy it! :D And congratulations on the contracts, how exciting!! Sounds like 2014 has been a fantastic year so far for you! Have a wonderful week, Emma!

    - Caitie

    ReplyDelete
  17. Congratulations on the contracts! That's super exciting. And I love how much reading you did this week--I love weeks like that!

    ReplyDelete
  18. You've got so much happy dancing going on this week you should probably invest in some tap shoes. Have a great week!

    ReplyDelete