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.

2 thoughts on “What’s Up Wednesday

  1. I’m a big BSG fan too. I only just *finally* finished the series about a year ago or less, but I’m already kind of craving a re-watch. I think that might have to happen soon. I have to agree with you on the “shovelling things into your brain” thing. I think that’s why I sometimes find it too easy to set writing aside and then wonder why I’m having such a hard time getting back into it. At least you’re still thinking about your story when you step away for a bit. That can be good and bad, I suppose. Sounds like you’re getting tons done! Have a great week, Faith!

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