Wednesday, 11 March 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 finished A Darker Shade of Magic, which was just as awesome as I'd hoped it would be!

I read The Copper Promise and The Iron Ghost by Jen Williams, which were both fantastic! I'd definitely recommend this series to fans of fun and entertaining epic fantasy.

And I read I Heart Robot by Suzanne van Rooyen. I really enjoyed it!

What I'm writing

I finished the first editing pass of the Alliance series and reduced myself to a total mess again. ;_; 

Then I got CP notes on Nemesis (Alliance, #2), so I started working on those!

My writing goal this week: Finish this editing pass on Nemesis.

What works for me

Keeping idea notebooks. And plotting notebooks. And notebooks for pretty much everything. I have one notebook I've been using to organise my vague ideas for planning future novels. I write down things like genres I want to write someday (even if I don't have any concrete ideas), types of characters I could write about, possible plotlines, magic and worldbuilding ideas, and one list just titled "Awesome Stuff". If I think of an idea, it's a given that I'll forget about it five minutes later due to my terrible short term memory, so this notebook is my attempt to keep my ideas safe!

What else is new

Well, as of today, Adamant is available to purchase on all online retailers! ^_^ I'm SO excited that my first self-published book is now out there in the virtual world! (And as an actual physical book-shaped object, too.)  I'm also eternally disappointed that hover boots aren't a thing. :P


  1. Happy release day!!!!!!

    Good luck with the edits.

    Notebooks are essential writer kit. Always have to have one on hand for the next awesome idea ;)

  2. Happy, happy release day, Emma! I'm so excited for you! Hope you're celebrating in a most excellent way! <3

  3. Happy release day! So exciting!
    I've just gotten into the notebook thing- I'm trying to organize all my notes by MS (each in their own notebook) but holy cow this takes TIME.
    Have a great week!

    1. Thanks! :) It does take a while, which is why I try to type all mine into scrivener documents now instead!

  4. Congrats on the release! That's so exciting! Yay!

  5. Yay for notebooks! I have so many...and keep buying more!
    Congrats on the release!!!

  6. Why aren't hover boots a thing??? We need those. :)

  7. Happy release day!!! Awesome!!!

    I can't wait to read A Darker Shade of Magic. I picked up Vicious in paperback a couple of weeks ago. I love notebooks. I love writing down ideas. I carry a notebook where ever I go.

  8. HAPPY RELEASE DAY!!! I hope you have lots of cake! (Idk what time it is now in the UK, but you deserve cake right now!)

  9. I'm convinced your days are secretly twice as long as other peoples :) You get SO MUCH done!

    Hope your release day was amazing!

    1. Haha, maybe I can bend time and space. ;D


  10. Congrats on the release, Emma! :D :D
    I'm a total notebook junkie. I use them for absolutely everything. Plus, there are just so many pretty ones, it's hard to restrain myself. Hope you have had an absolutely wonderful release day!

  11. Congrats on the release of Adamant!!! *confetti*

    I am not very far into ADSOM, but it is so good! I am IN LOVE with the world-building! I must carve out some more reading time this week - maybe the weekend?

    I also love your notebook idea. My issue is always writing stuff down; I don't know why I think I'll remember because I don't, haha.

    1. Thanks! :)

      Yep, I always regret deciding to leave it until later. :P