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.
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