“What’s Up Wednesday” is a weekly meme started by Jaime Morrow and Erin Funk. From Jaime: It’s similar in some respects to the Currently… post, but it’s been whittled down to only four headings to make it quicker and more manageable on a weekly basis. You’re invited to join us if you’re looking for something to blog about, a way to let your blog friends know what’s been going on with you. If you’re participating, make sure to link your What’s Up Wednesday posts to the list on Jaime’s blog each week. That way, others can visit your post and check out what you’ve been up to.
What I'm Reading:
Audio:Do you remember Kit Tyler from Barbados, the shock of Puritan Connecticut, and the sweet Quaker woman living by Blackbird Pond, and Nat?
My paperback copy is so worn the cover fell off, yet I'd forgotten most of the story.
Also the reader Mary Beth Hurt is amazing. (Sometimes readers get in teh way of the story for me, not so with Mary. She's one of those gems who adds to it.)
What I'm Writing:
I finished my latest rounds of revisions with GG. I cut 15 K, but added back 3k in new scenes. This story struggled to come out of me. It felt a bit like Harry Potter writing his name with his blood, but I trudged on, scars and all. I've kept GG to myself (besides sharing the 1st 10 pages) but I'm finally approaching that point where I'm ready to share. I finished the revision Monday morning and don't know what to do with myself...hence WRITING this blog post:)
*note: since writing this post I've returned to a MG rough draft I wrote last spring. Going from first person POV present to third person POV past is a challenge, but I'm in love with this story all over again.
What Else I've Been Up To:
Jumping into Shark Infested Waters
Well almost. For now it's just the YMCA pool. But I'm working of my front crawl and remembering how to breathe and swim at the same time. But next summer it will be open water. Along with all the other
What Inspires Me Right Now:
- Holding my husband's book
- Biking in the early morning and feeling the beginning of fall
- Knowing that the leaves will change soon and I'll have my first "real" fall in five years
- Farmer's Market Produce
- This CES devotional by David A. Bednar: "That We May Not Shrink" (text, video)
What are you guys up to on this lovely Wednesday?