Wednesday, January 15, 2014

What's Up Wednesday

Hosted by the lovely sisters Jaime Morrow and Erin L. Funk, What's Up Wednesday is a weekly meme/blog hop in which writer-bloggers take a brief post to share what's going on in their lives, writing-related and otherwise.  Check it out here or here if you want the details! 



WHAT I'M READING

I started several books over our Christmas break that I didn't finish, including Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini and Game of Thrones (No, I haven't read it yet.)Now that the semester is starting, I'll basically just be reading everything that was ever written in the Renaissance.  I really do hope to squeeze in some time for pleasure reading.  I think my soul needs it.  We'll see. 

WHAT I'M WRITING

Still revising/rewriting/revamping my YA Fantasy. 

WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW

sudafed mucus cough medicine

Yeah.  I got sick immediately after moving into our new/temporary dorm.  As I type, I have discovered that I am out of tissues... 

I'm being completely honest about the Sudafed, but on a brighter note, Tyler-Rose and I just set up a plan for writing together and being accountable for our goals this semester.  You should all really get yourself a Tyler-Rose Counts if you don't have one yet. 

WHAT ELSE I'VE BEEN UP TO

Well, the main even in our lives recently has been the disastrous pipe break in our Suite, which occurred just before we came back to school.  We are now pretty much settled into the dorm where we will be living for the next "several weeks."  We don't particularly like shower shoes, but it is a cool old building, Tyler-Rose's walls are a lovely shade of yellow, and it smells better than any part of the Suites ever did. 

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  1. So crummy that you're sick and about the pipe breaking. I hope you're feeling better soon and able to move to your dorm. That's awesome that you and Tyler-Rose have a writing plan/arrangement. My sister is my Tyler-Rose and she's pretty much essential to my writing process. My brain would be a messy stew of ideas that make no sense without her help. :-)

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    1. Thanks!! *blows nose* And YAY for writing partners. And sisters. <3

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  2. Hope you feel better soon! Sudafed definitely delivers ;)

    Hope you manage to squeeze in reading for pleasure. That's one thing I really don't miss about college - reading lists :P

    Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks, Miss Cole! And I hope I can squeeze it in, too... I've heard from some of my peers that it works if you read a little before bed each night, so I might try that. :)

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  3. Wow, what a brutal start to 2014 for you. Getting sick and having a pipe break in your suite really stinks. I hope you're feeling much better soon and that it won't be long until you can settle back into your regular home again. Like Jaime said, we're accountability partners for our writing endeavors and that's been crucial to getting anything down on the page. I think it's awesome that you and Tyler-Rose have that sort of writing relationship too! Crossing my fingers that you'll manage to squeeze in some pleasure reading in between all those books on the Renaissance!

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    1. I think it's awesome that you guys are sisters and can also be writing buddies! It really helps so much... Thanks for the well-wishes!!

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  4. It's so great that you have a writing partner to help hold you accountable to your goals. How are you writing and doing college at the same time? That's got to be so hard. Great job! Hope you feel better soon.

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    1. "How are you writing and doing college at the same time?" *laughs insanely*

      In all seriousness, it is hard. Oftentimes we just don't get as much done as we would like to. Sometimes the quality of a term paper gets sacrificed. It's a serious balancing act. In some ways it's just like balancing any sort of life with writing, but there are definitely some elements that make it extra hard. I just realized we should blog more about this, so thanks for the thought-provoking question. :) The coexistence of college and writing is such an omnipresent fact in my life that I forget I'm doing it sometimes...

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  5. I'm sorry you've not been feeling well! That's great you have a writing buddy. I have a critique group that I'm so grateful for! Good luck with your writing this week. :)

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  6. I'm glad you're settling into the "temporary" accommodation. I hope it doesn't affect your work (school or writing) adversely. I'm reading GAME OF THRONES at the moment--perhaps I can read it for you, and tell you whether or not you love it. ;)

    I don't have a Tyler-Rose, but I am looking for potential beta readers, in the event my wife thinks this WIP is worth sending out. Perhaps I'll find my Tyler-Rose equivalent amongst the brave volunteers? :)

    Have a great time with your writing and your Renaissance writers! :)

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  7. Hey! I hope you find some time to read A Game of Thrones. I finally read it a few years back, enjoyed it, though I haven't gotten to the second in the series yet.

    I want to know more about the Tyler-Rose accountability plan!!

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