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
Escaping the Polar Vortex by reading Printz winner Nick Lake’s Hostage Three, a smart, addictive, and chilling-in-a-figurative-way contemporary thriller about a teen girl on a yacht boarded by pirates in the Gulf of Aden.
What I’m Writing
After taking December off from writing (which was wonderful in the way that you start longing to write again and sneakily daydream about characters, but also really enjoy the time to watch movies and read and sleep), I’m back to revising a MG manuscript. I love this story, and since I’ve had a long time away from it, I’m full of fresh ideas.
What Inspires Me Right Now
The new year! Reading everyone’s words for 2014 has given me so many great ideas on what to focus on this year. My word is open–what’s yours?
What Else I’ve Been Up To
Lots of yoga, lots of work on promo for When Audrey Met Alice, and lots of time Googling images of beaches and warm places to distract myself from the temperature outside.
So what have you been up to lately?
I picked up yoga again this morning. I was doing it daily for a long stretch awhile back, but I’d really let it go. It felt great to start up again today, and I hope to make it part of my daily routine. Somehow, I’ve never heard of HOSTAGE THREE, but it sounds incredible. I’ll definitely keep an eye out for it. Hope you have a great week, Rebecca!
Open is such a great word. I ended up going with Dare. Love the process of thinking about words and picking one to inspire me for the year. How exciting that you are itching to get back to the writing with so many fresh ideas. Enjoy!
I can’t wait to read When Audrey Met Alice. And taking off December sounded like a great idea. I always take a week off after I complete something, so that I can relax and refresh myself.
Good luck with your final preperations for your release next month! And good luck distracting yourself from the cold with pictures of beaches and books about pirates too.
I feel much the same about your “What I’m Writing” section. I had a nice Christmas break away from everything (that started a couple months earlier than December, but who’s counting?) and now I’m feeling ready to get back into it. I’ve been “sneakily daydreaming” about stories, too. There is definitely something inspirational about seeing everyone’s focus words and goals for 2014. Makes me want to get my butt in gear and do something. 🙂
Sending lots of warm thoughts your way. Brrr, the weather over there blows my mind. The lowest I’ve ever experienced was -15, and that was quite enough for me.
Hope this is the start to a magnificent year for you 😀
I’m glad to hear you enjoyed your break in December and that you’re full of fresh ideas. It’s amazing how much a little time away can recharge you! I hope the promo work for WHEN AUDREY MET ALICE is going well! You must be so excited! Best wishes for 2014!
I just picked up my WIP again a few days ago. It’s so weird to read your own stuff and have no idea what’s going on.
It’s randomly going to be warm this weekend, like up around 60. I can’t keep track of this crazy weather. But I’ll take 60 over -15 anytime!