What’s Up Wednesday is a weekly meme started by Jaime Morrow and Erin Funk that allows us to touch base with blog friends and let them know what’s up.
WHAT I’M READING
HERE I GO AGAIN by Jen Lancaster. It’s an easy-breezy beach read about a woman who gets to temporarily go back in time 20 years to change her mean-girl behavior during her senior year of high school.
The hubs and I were actually talking about something similar the other day (probably why I subconsciously picked up the book), about going back to an earlier time with all the knowledge we have now. If we went too young we’d be annoyed when we weren’t allowed to drive or drink or any other adult-type stuff. Plus, school again? No thanks. I’d be happy with early 20s when I had my first apartment, a fun job, endless energy, and a diet that consisted mostly of snack mix and brownies. My diet is still, sadly, very similar, although I have learned to cook since then so I at least pretend to eat dinner before I scarf down dessert.
WHAT I’M WRITING
I’m making a few small but mega important changes to the 2nd half of JULES. And since I used a percentage to track my first half progress, here is another number:
My WIP is 65% revised. This is total, not just a half of a half or whatever.
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
The YA Buccaneers Spring Writing Bootcamp. Full details here or click the photo below.
My goals are:
March – finish revisions on the 2nd half of JULES
April – do a final read-through, write a synopsis and get my first batch of query letters ready
May – start sending out queries and (possibly) start on a SNI
Of course, these are all subject to change. I may spend the next five years just trying to come up with a title. Let’s hope not.
WHAT ELSE I’VE BEEN UP TO
Staring at more snow. Only half a foot this last storm! At the rate the weather is going, my younger brother will have to dogsled in to get his diploma this “spring.”
Having a party for my tabby cat. Yes, this is as lame as it sounds. But he was at the shelter four months before we adopted him and came from the streets before that, so I wanted to have a little celebration for the fact he’s officially been with us longer than the shelter. He and our other cat got lots of treats and catnip and playtime, so they were satisfied.
This isn’t from the party, but it pretty much sums Frank up. Note the crazy eyes.