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