It’s been a while since I’ve done a What’s Up Wednesday, but I miss it. Plus, Mr McKay started doing it today, so it’s on my brain. If you haven’t seen this before, it was started by Jaime Morrowand Erin Funk and is a great blog hop for connecting with other writers, and checking in on your progress.
WHAT I’M READING
I recently started, and disliked, a whole run of books. It happens. It might have something to do with going through a bunch of books I LOVED first (THESE BROKEN STARS OMG I LOVE YOU). A few days ago I remembered that I usually break out of this with a non-fiction book, so I read (and loved) THE ART OF ASKING by Amanda Palmer… but now I’m back to opening and closing a bunch of things. I’d like to break out of this funk asap, please.
WHAT I’M WRITING (+ WRITING GOAL)
I’m working on my All Girl Pop Band vs Zombies series. I made a really fun pinterest board for it. I’m trying to draft the first five books in a row, but I’ve given myself permission to switch projects at number four if I need to switch things up. I’m hoping to have 20k more drafted before next Wednesday.
WHAT WORKS FOR ME
I’d like to say that I get up, feel great, and work early in the morning! Yeah! But lately what’s been working for me is working at night. I read back through old scenes that I love, blare Ida Maria spotify radio, and type type type. It’s been feeling like my fingers are moving like slugs lately, but when I check (feeling like I wrote 300 words) it turns out I’ve written 1,500. It’s just been difficult.
Last night it got much easier after remembering that the character I was writing was a rambler. I love her rambling ways.
WHAT ELSE IS NEW
Wednesday is also comic book day, so Spider-Gwen is new! Yeah!
I also blog over at The Midnight Society on Wednesdays, where we blog about all things macabre with a focus on YA horror. I’ve started doing a series on all things Frankenstein, which is a ton of fun. Frankenstein’s monster has always been my favorite classic horror.
I feel a little boring. Mostly, I’m thinking about writing. Finding interesting new ways to kill zombies takes a LOT more thought than you might think. When it’s right, though, it’s hilarious. So, worth it.