What's up Wednesday is a blog hop created by Jaime Morrow and Erin Funk to help writers keep in touch with each other. If you'd like to participate, sign up on the linky at one of their blogs, and use one of the cute WUW buttons provided. Thanks!
WHAT I'M READING
I finished Blue Lily, Lily Blue, and I feel rewarded for persevering through. I never loved this series, but always liked it just barely enough to read the next book. The language and the drug overtones in the second book were very off putting to me, and I've been frustrated by what I saw as a lack of compelling reasons for the dogged way they were pursuing their goals. But I really liked BLLB. It solved all my problems. I will never love it with the devotion so many people feel, but the third book was far and away my favorite.
WHAT I'M WRITING (+ ONE WRITING GOAL)
My mind has been whirling with all the things going on in my real world--the kind of whirling where I can't even figure out what I'm thinking about because there is just so MUCH. I'm slowly learning that the cure for that is to sit down with a pencil and paper and see what comes out. Usually I end up with a lengthy list, but this time, to my surprise, I outlined an entire novel. It's a rough outline, to be sure, but I hadn't even realized it was in there! I'm pretty psyched about it.
My goal for this week is to see if I can flesh that outline out some. This isn't supposed to be my next project. So maybe I should work on the outline for my next project too, and see which one catches my passion.
WHAT WORKS FOR ME
Trusting my intuition. Some people write down extensive rules for their world, and because of that, they can verbalize why something works or doesn't work. But while that is nice, I find my subconscious does a much better job at it than my conscious mind ever could. I just have to trust it.
WHAT ELSE IS NEW
I really wanted to participate in the Superlatives Blog Hop, and maybe I'll end up doing some kind of shortened version, but I am really enjoying going to all the blogs and seeing all the incredible books that came out in 2014. Keep it up, bloggers! I'm a fan!