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 Asylum by Madeleine Roux which I gave 5 starts. I have a book review to come later in the week so all I'll say now is this book was a fantastic read. Murder mystery and supernatural all in one complete with haunting photographs from real asylums to add to the atmosphere. I liked the characters, the pace, the spookiness. It was brilliant. Now I'm on to a book I've been wanting to read for ages: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irvin. Irvin can get a bit snarky at times. I like it.
I also got round to reading Who-ology, one of my amazing birthday presents last month. I sat down and devoured it in a whole day. I loved reading all the facts and trivia from classic Who to new Who. Definitely a must buy for Doctor Who fans. I think the only downside to it is it was published before Matt Smith announced he was leaving. So it doesn't mention anything about Peter Capaldi or the 12th (if this is actually the 12th) Doctor.
2) What I'm Writing
I took part in another flash fiction challenge by the YA Buccaneers which you can read here if you're interested. After trying out last month's I definitely wanted another go at writing a 200 word story. I absolutely loved it. While I'm sometimes not the wordiest writer out there I still think I can get to the point a bit better and these flash fiction challenges really do help.
3) What Else I've Been Up To
Not much to be honest. I've been catching up on all my TV programmes mainly. The new seasons have all started so weekend mornings are spent snuggled up in a onesie and the newest episode showing.
4) What Inspires Me Right Now
I have to give a huge shout out to Jaime Morrow who kindly took the time to read the first ten pages of Beast Inside. This is the first time anyone other than me has read it so I was an absolute nervous wreck. I was worried I'd get it back and find it was awful. But Jaime was lovely. She pointed out things that could be changed that I hadn't noticed before and gave feedback on what worked for her. So helpful and it made me feel much better about my writing and this story. It also made me think if it really is time to get over my fears and let an outside party read it. So after this round of editing I'll get myself prepared for finding betas. Thank you so much, Jaime! It was very inspiring. :)