Wednesday, 18 February 2015

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 Shadow Study, which I got from Netgalley - Maria V. Snyder's new book is another page-turner!

I also read Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard, a compelling and high-stakes YA fantasy.

What I'm writing

I finished the first draft of Alliance Book 6!!!!!! Oh, this series. *dies in a feelsplosion*

...and now I have a book hangover to end all book hangovers.

*cries forever*

My writing goal this week:  Read through the last book for backstory/continuity details, update the Scrivener document, and make sure there's nothing horrifically wrong. (This is the first thing I have to fix in edits, and it's a total headache, but it has to be done!)


What works for me


Daydreaming. At least half my writing process doesn't actually take place at the desk - when I run into a story-wall (which happens every few minutes when I'm writing something as complex as this series) I either scribble in a notebook or go for a walk. Since the weather's atrocious at the moment, this means I end up wandering around my room/the house, walking into furniture. (Daydreaming is a hazard. :P)

What else is new

I managed to drag myself out of my writing cave for a few days to travel up north to visit my boyfriend for Valentine's Day. We ended up watching Big Hero 6 and marathoning the Harry Potter movies. He also got me Lego Hobbit for 3DS, so I had a distraction once I finished my draft. :P

20 comments:

  1. I am so impressed with your output! Six books in six months is absolutely amazing. Good luck with editing all of that!

    I love daydreaming, too, but I gotta admit I tend to do it sitting still :P

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    1. Thank you! :) I should probably try that... or get a treadmill desk. :P

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  2. I feel like one of the hardest parts of revision is the first pass just to make sure the big things make sense. You can do it though! (Also 6 books in 6 months? Holy crap, lady. That's epic.)

    I definitely get a lot of work done while staring into space. Sometimes you just need to think things through. Happy Wednesday!

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    1. It is! Hopefully it won't be too painful!

      Thanks! :)

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  3. How on EARTH did you manage to draft a six book series in six months? Whatever you're on, I want in :P Looks like it's been a great week for you Emma!

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    1. Haha, it's mostly caffeine and sleep deprivation. ;)

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  4. Wow congrats on finishing your drafts. The best cure for a bookhangover? more books Thanks for sharing. :D

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  5. We must have watched Big Hero Six 100 times last weekend! Such a good (and SAD) kid's movie!

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  6. Congrats on finishing your draft!!

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  7. Woohoo! Congrats on finishing book 6! I'm the same way with daydreaming. My best writing days are the ones where I've been playing things over in the back of my head for hours before actually writing. And getting up and moving around definitely helps kick my head into gear too. Sounds like you had a fun Valentine's Day! I'm looking forward to seeing Big Hero 6, but I think I'll have to wait to watch it on bluray at this point. Have a great week! :)

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    1. Same here - I write so much more when I've been able to think things through first! It's really worth watching! :)

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  8. Six books in six months! HOLY COW. No wonder you have a book hangover!
    I love the word feelsplosion!
    Daydreaming also works for me. If I get stuck, I end up sitting on the edge of my bed where the sun shines and I... wait for it... pick at my split ends. I'm not even joking. I think when my hands are busy it helps my mind to wander. ;)

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    1. Thanks! I do love that word. :P I find walking around helps me think!

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  9. Congrats on finishing you draft, Emma! And, I guess, the whole series to some extent. That is just bananas that you wrote the whole thing in six months. Those daydreaming sessions must really be paying off! Have a wonderful week! :D

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