What's Up Wednesday is a weekly feature created by Jaime Morrow and Erin L. Funk. Perfect for readers and writers who want to share what they've been up to on a weekly basis and right now the place to share your goals and track your progress for Ready. Set. Write!
1) What I'm Reading
I finished The Iron Queen which I gave four stars to. Definitely the best Iron Fey book I've read so far. For the next read I've picked up Storm Front by Jim Butcher, the first in the Dresden Files series. My boyfriend really likes them and has been recommending them to for a while. It's time to try one out. This is the blurb to Storm Front.
Lost items found. Paranormal Investigations.
Consulting. Advice. Reasonable Rates.
No Love Potions, Endless Purses, or
Dresden is the best at what he does. Well, technically, he’s the only
at what he does. So when the Chicago P.D. has a case that transcends
mortal creativity or capability, they come to him for answers. For the
“everyday” world is actually full of strange and magical things — and
most of them don’t play well with humans. That’s where Harry comes in.
Takes a wizard to catch a — well, whatever.
There’s just one
problem. Business, to put it mildly, stinks. So when the police bring
him in to consult on a grisly double murder committed with black magic,
Harry’s seeing dollar signs. But where there’s black magic, there’s a
black mage behind it. And now that mage knows Harry’s name. And that’s
when things start to get… interesting.
Magic. It can get a guy killed.
2) What I'm Writing
Overall goal for Ready. Set. Write!: Complete July Camp NaNo to finish off the story I
started in April's Camp NaNo and decided to put aside for a bit of a
chill out. Also complete the round of edits I'm doing for Beast Inside. I'd like the 2nd and 3rd edits which I'm doing back to back to be finished by the end of summer.
Weekly goal for 15/8/2013 Chapter 30 of Beast Inside, make sure I'm caught up on the 3rd edits on the computer for BI, and go over what I've done so far for Consequences so I can get back into writing that.
I finished Chapter 30 in the second edits and am up to date with all the chapters for the third round of edits.
Weekly goal for 21/08/2013 Chapter 31 of Beast Inside and finish Chapter fifteen of Consequences.
3) What Else I've Been Up To
I've been lurking around WriteOnCon, reading people's work and looking at the posts that guest speakers have written. I've seen some fantastic work that must be published one day. There are some future authors lurking around the forums.
I also put a query people helped me with last year up for another critique in the 'setting the tone' workshop. Honestly, I've come out more confused than ever because the advice people gave me last year is conflicting with the advice people have given me this year. So I'm back to being stuck with queries. I think what I'll do is write another query with the advice I got this time and maybe see if there's somewhere on Absolute Write that critique queries and both put versions up for feedback and answers.
4) What Inspires Me Right Now
WriteonCon. Seeing other people's work as they query and bravely put part of their WiP up for critique has sort of given me a writing boost. I want to be at that stage when I'm ready for the big query send out. I want to be ready for betas and outside opinion. :)