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19 Mar

What’s Up Wednesday

RobotIsn’t this robot with the umbrella adorable? Anyhow, it’s time for another What’s Up Wednesday post, where I tell you about what’s up with me. This blog hop is a great opportunity for a check in with myself…

WHAT I’M READING I did a lot more reading the past week, which has been great. I finally finished WHAT KILLS ME by Wynne Channing, which was a great fast paced YA vampire story full of blood and, well, vampires. It’s even a free ebook, so I suggest checking it out. I also read FROST by Kate Avery Ellison and am now reading it’s sequel, THORNS. Oh! And I read through The Cabin in the Woods: The Visual Companion, which was actually really great. I love reading about the story making process.
WHAT I’M WRITING I’m plotting one project I’m not talking too much about right now, revising parts of WHERE DRAGONS GO TO DIE, and spending the rest of my time finishing up work on STARING CONTESTS, a Lacuna Valley short story that takes place during the beginning of Liberty Bound.
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW I’m a pretty big believer that you have to keep yourself fueled. That you need to keep shoveling things into your brain if you want stuff to keep pouring out. That said, I’m just running on my own brain these days. It takes a lot of effort to make myself take breaks, and when I do, I’d rather be writing.
WHAT ELSE I’VE BEEN UP TO   I was part of a Pinterest Party on Monday, which was a lot of fun, and this is the launch week for The Midnight Society! In fact, my first post is up there today, and I quote Joss Whedon (are you shocked?). Other than that? Having lots of horrifying nightmares. I watched the first couple of episodes of Battlestar Galactica with the husband this week. I haven’t watched BSG since my first watch through, and have wanted to do a rewatch. I really love the show and how incredibly dark and messed up it is, but at the same time, I always felt like I wanted it to go a touch further into everything it went into. I’m wondering if I’ll feel the same way the second time through. I’ve noticed I feel differently about most stories if I wait a few years.

12 Mar

What’s Up Wednesday

WUW3This is my very first What’s Up Wednesday post! I saw Jenny Perinovic do this recently and thought it seemed like a great way to keep up to date with what I’m up to and hopefully meet more bloggers. The idea is very simple. I answer the four questions below, and tell you what’s up!

WHAT I’M READING  I’m reading WHAT KILLS ME by Wynne Channing. I’m in love with this fast paced bloody YA vampire book. I’ve been reading it for weeks, however, because I’ve barely been reading. Too absorbed in writing. I really want to get back to it though. I was in a bit of a reading slump when I started it and it pulled me right in.
WHAT I’M WRITING  I’m writing the first draft of the second BRODY UNDEAD, and revising the first BRODY UNDEAD. It’s a novelette series I’m working on. It follows a girl named Brody who is a real badass. She believes in never being bored. She’s a multimedia artist who’s big on YouTube, lives in the ‘burbs, and is obsessed with the weird house and family living on the edge of her development. Brody is so fun, I could write this series forever. I’m also getting together WHERE DRAGONS GO TO DIE, which is a serial I’m going to begin posting THIS FRIDAY! I’m excited. It’s a dark fantasy with lots of magic and sisters and a ship and bones and dragons! I wrote this years ago and am excited to be moving forward with it.
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW My to-do list? I’m coming to the close on so many projects, I’m always inspired to work on the next whenever I look at it. Also, working on posts for the new group blog I’m a part of, The Midnight Society. It’s a YA and NA guide to the undead, a blog for dark lit, and thinking up posts gets me thinking of all the amazing stories and artwork out there, and then I feel like writing.
WHAT ELSE I’VE BEEN UP TO I published Liberty Bound (Lacuna Valley #2) this week! So I’m doing a bunch of little things for that. I’m also working on my first posts for The Midnight Society, as mentioned. And, watching out for mice. *sigh* There is nothing that terrifies me more than mice, and we had one get in last week. I live in fear. On the upside, I’m using that in a story. So…yay? No, I can’t even fake a yay, mice are awful.

14 Feb

Monster Love

Be My Valentine?

Happy Valentine’s Day, folks! So far, my favorite things today are gory Valentine’s day pics. Monsters need love, too! As evidenced by these perfect little Valentines.

I’ve gotten a little carried away with my favorite couples over on Tumblr, thinking about love and the couples that make my fangirl heart ache. Come squee with me?

Dru: Do you love my insides? The parts you can’t see?

Spike: Entrails to eyeballs, my sweet.

Do you have favorite fictional couples?