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What’s Up Wednesday, 11/13



What’s Up Wednesday is a weekly meme that helps readers and writers touch base with blog friends. If you’d like to join in, you can find the link widget on Jaime’s and Erin’s blog posts. I love this idea because it gives a structured, easy way for me to keep up with blogging. Also, the buttons are cute. Thanks for the idea, Jaime and Erin! 

What I’m Reading 
I just finished two great MG reads, Rachel Searles’s The Lost Planet and Jane Kelley’s The Desperate Adventures of Zeno & Alya. Now I’m reading South of Superior–I loved the author’s MG book, Prairie Evers, so I hope I’ll love this, too!

What I’m Writing   
See yesterday’s post about the project I’m kinda sorta NaNoing.

What Inspires Me Right Now   
This post from Natalia Sylvester on revising her approach to NaNo, and this one from Leila Austin at YA Highway about what isn’t failure. They’re great perspective for the craziness that is writing in November.

I was also super excited to read the Kirkus review for my friend Michelle’s debut, I Heart Band. They loved it!

What Else I’ve Been Up To 
Well, mostly writing and working. But I’m excited to head back to the Midwest to meet my new nephew this weekend.

So what have you been up to lately?


11 Responses to What’s Up Wednesday, 11/13

  1. I need to grab some MGs to read, it’s been too long since I’ve read any. Have fun meeting your nephew!

  2. Alison Miller says:

    I really want to read Rachel’s book! Adding to the list!

    Also good luck with your NaNoing! It is a crazy month, and even though I’ve never actually done NaNo, I am the most focused during this month because of all the support and energy. Love it.

    Have a great week!

  3. Kate Scott says:

    Good luck with NaNo! I’m glad you’ve enjoyed the books you’ve been reading lately too.

  4. I HEART BAND sound like so much fun — thanks for putting it on my radar. Best of luck with your NaNo project. 🙂

  5. Jaime Morrow says:

    You’re really making me want to sit down and read some good MG. It’s been awhile, so I’m probably due. Hope your NaNo project is coming along well. I would have liked to NaNo this year, but it really wasn’t possible. Next year maybe!

  6. So jealous you got to read THE LOST PLANET already! I’m excited for that one. Also, yay for Michelle and I HEART BAND. Looking forward to that one too!

    Enjoy your weekend and meeting your nephew!

  7. Miss Cole says:

    Oooh, a new nephew! Hope it’s a cuddly meeting ^_^

    November is crazy. Thanks for sharing the links. Hope it’s a great week for you!

  8. A new nephew? Yay! I got one of those two weeks ago, and I’ve been desperately trying to talk with his mommy ever since, but this life is just too crazy sometimes, eh?

  9. I had the same reaction to NaNo you did. Way too fast. But the camaraderie and energy surrounding it are great even if you can’t hit 50K. Thanks for the links to Natalia and Leila’s posts. I could use some inspiration about now. 🙂 Good luck with your WIP!

  10. Oh, I can’t wait to read THE LOST PLANET. So excited about that one! Good luck with your almost-NaNo project. 🙂

    Ooh, speaking of good reads … I’m looking for books to recommend to my 13 year old nephew. He just finished ENDER’S GAME and wants to read more books, which makes my heart go pitter-pat. 🙂 Anyhow – any favorites?

  11. kate scott says:

    Good luck with NaNo. You’re coming into the home stretch. Don’t stop writing!