“What’s Up Wednesday” is a weekly blog hop by Jaime Morrow and Erin Funk. From Jaime: It’s similar in some respects to the Currently… post, but it’s been whittled down to only four headings to make it quicker and more manageable on a weekly basis.
What I'm Reading: I started The Madman's Daughter last night--a YA historical fiction inspired by H.G. Well's The Island of Dr. Moreau. I'm enjoying it so far. The language feels right for the time period, and I like the characters. I know a lot of people who read this took issue with what happens to the animals, and while I saw the very first evidence of this, I'm not deep enough in to the book to have experienced much of it. It does make me a little nervous.
What I'm Writing: I accomplished my goals for this week! I finished part four and am almost at 65,000 words. I am also about halfway through Everyday Life in the 1800s. There's some great stuff here. I really recommend it for anyone writing historical fiction during the 19th century.
So while I wrapped up part four, the words themselves need a lot of help--a lot. I'm in that part of the story where everything is different than what I originally wrote, so it's like writing a first draft all over again. My goal for this week is to cull through parts three and four. While I don't need them at any sort of point of perfection, I do want to make sure everything is working before I go into parts five and six, as the climax is coming up.
What Else I've Been Up To: I reached the halfway point on my 30-day hot yoga (both bikram and heated flow) challenge this week. Today is day 17. I think it's been really good for me, but I'm starting to get to the point where my body is getting more tired and achey. My office is also moving locations this week, so I won't be around on Saturday until much later in the day for writing :) I'm crazy-excited about the new space and will be sure to post some photos!
What's Inspiring Me Now: I'm 2/3 of the way through my story, and that's huge. I'm getting into some completely uncharted territory with my WIP, and I'm excited about it. I'm also really inspired by my husband right now. He loves this story I'm working on. He's not a huge YA person, and he hasn't been sold by my other WIPs. So we've been talking through a lot of the pieces and parts of this story, and I love it. :)