19 June 2013

What's Up Wednesday: 6/19

The What's up Wednesday meme/bloghop is hosted by Jaime Morrow and her sister Erin Funk. Visit their blogs to see what they write about and what they're up to!

What I'm reading


I've been looking through Yeats's poems again, and I've started a short fairy tale called "Undine" that I've intended to read for some time. However, the busy schedule of late has prohibited much reading!

What I'm writing


I'm still working on my second book - I'm about ten pages in on my second try. I've been putting most of my morning energies into another short story, and I'm ten pages into that as well.

I missed out on the start of Read. Set. Write! last week (see reasons below), so here's what I would have said:

I don't have solid word count goals. Each morning, not counting the weekends, I set out to write on both my book and my short story. I try for at least a page each.

I'm glad to report that I've been writing at least 2-3 pages a morning, and yesterday I wrote six! (This is great for me, by the way, even if it sounds like a puny amount.)

The best part about my writing lately is that I'm still doing it. Usually I go in short strong bursts that fizzle out. I had a busy April and in the past that would have been enough for a year, at least. So I'm glad to just be writing consistently!

What else I've been up to


House scraping. Still.


What inspires me right now


Indie authors everywhere. The more I read about self publishing and what it takes to become a successful writer, I'm amazed at the work ethic and the desire to get their work out there. Their stories make me want to continue writing and follow in their footsteps!


Alison Miller said...

Congrats on your awesome writing progress! And word count goals or page goals or just broad overall goals - whatever works for you! So glad you've joined us for RSW!

Shana Silver said...

10 pages in is great! Stick with it. Remember, you can't edit a blank page. Just keep writing!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

If that's working for you and you are producing pages, don't change it.
After the success of my guest last Friday, I'm sure a lot of independent authors are excited.

Miss Cole said...

House scraping. Love it. Congratulations hitting your goals too ^_^

Jai said...

House scraping does not sound fun.

Congrats on hitting your writing goals.

Erin L. Funk said...

I've never really set any solid word count goals until now either. Usually I think more in terms of finishing scenes. Two or three pages a day is great, by the way! And congratulations on getting six done yesterday! Hope the words keep flowing this week!

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