This is the first time I am participating in What's Up Wednesday. I've been on the lookout for a meme that fit with my personality, which was harder than you might imagine, but the minute I found this one, I knew it was a perfect fit.
What's Up Wednesday is a blog hop created by Erin L. Funk and her sister Jaime Morrow.
WHAT I'M READING:
A few months ago, my daughter came home from a book sell and proudly handed me an old library edition of The Bourne Identity. Jason Bourne and I have a tumultuous history, so I thanked her, but privately thought it would just sit on my bookshelf...I was wrong. I'm deep in the middle of rereading it, and I'm just as enthralled as last time, and I don't know why! The writing swings from purple to stark, and the character development is superficial, but that non-stop action makes it impossible to put down.
WHAT I'M WRITING
My co-authors and I are deep in revisions of Pyromancy. Yesterday we got together to fix one of the least favorite scenes in the book, and ended chopping over 5000 words--most of them mine. When I look at the scene from a distance, I know it's so much better than it used to be, but that doesn't stop my brain from whimpering that I just deleted nearly 5000 words--some of them really good ones. Do you know how long it takes to write 5000 words? I'm feeling a little bit flayed.
The last two minutes of season 5 of The Office. (I know I'm way behind on that bandwagon.) To avoid spoilers, I'll just say its when Pam twists her ankle at the company volleyball game--holy cats, people! The scene is completely silent, but the expressions on Jim's face--wow, that was some good acting, and that's exactly the way I want my writing to make people feel.
WHAT ELSE I'VE BEEN UP TO
Last night I went to Jessica's high school Choral concert. It was one of the proudest moments of my life, but not for the reason you might think. Once or twice a week, Jessica volunteers at a class for adults with disabilities. They do all sorts of things, from attending basketball games to making crafts, and last night the whole group came to listen to her concert. She loves this group of friends so much, and it made my heart swell with pride to see them all there to support her.