Tuesday, August 20, 2013

What's Up Wednesday

“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. Be sure to visit Jaime's blog to add your post to the link list!



What I'm Reading
: Nothing actually. Getting back to work post-vacation has been a little rough, as it always is. Right now I'm trying to decide what to read next. I'm between Charm and Strange and Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. I'll definitely be reading both this year, but if you have an opinion on which one is next, let me know! Also, I know I'm past due for two book reviews. Maybe soon? Maybe?

What I'm Writing: A lot, actually! I did not meet my goal for this week, but that's because I didn't realize how many words it would actually take. I'm one chapter plus one scene short of my goal--one of the hardest scenes for me to write. But, I did come out with 6,712 words. 

They are not all good words. In fact, they probably need a lot of help, but that's okay! I wrote them, and I hope there are some diamonds there. As I've mentioned, I'm doing a rewrite. This section? Completely new and not in the original plot. So yeah, it will definitely need a lot of help.

Goals for next week? I'm actually not sure. Maybe write as much as I can? I definitely want to finish part five--that one chapter plus one scene. I also want to watch a YouTube video I found of the 150th anniversary reenactment of the Battle of Shiloh (part six of my story). So those are my big goals. Plus a lot of words.

What else I've Been Up To: Aside from writing and work, not a lot. The coffee shop where my husband works is back up and running, so I haven't seen a whole lot of him, which is how I managed to get all those words in. 

What's Inspiring Me Now: Seven chapters to go! The end is in sight, and I have a special treat waiting for me. I'll post a picture once I finally get to it.

What's up with you?

12 comments:

  1. 6172 words is awesome! Especially for a first-week-back-from-vacation week.

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  2. WOW!!! What an awesome word count! And I'm sure there are many diamonds in there. :) Good luck with your writing this week! I'm cheering you on!

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  3. Good luck with your final seven chapters! Great job on the wordcount, 6000 is a lot of words in a week :)

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  4. Ooh... I want to read both Charm and Strange and Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea -- looking forward to hearing how you like both of them. Reviews, please! Congrats on your fabulous word count. I can't wait to celebrate THE END with you when you finish those last seven chapters!

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  5. Your word count kicks butt this week! You must have really recharged on your vacation to crank out the words like that! Keep pushing toward the end, Liz, and I can't wait to see what this special treat is! Have an awesome week!

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  6. Your word count and your optimism are both super inspirational! I love that you only have seven chapters left until completion. I totally feel your anticipation in these words. Have a wonderful week!

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  7. Great job on the word count! I'm curious what your treat is lol :) Can't wait to find out!

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  8. That's so awesome that you wrote so many words! That's probably more than I've written in the past month...

    Hooray for being almost done! Hopefully those last few chapters come out easier than the scene you're working on :)

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  9. Congrats for what you managed to do this week, Liz! All the best for next week. :)

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  10. 6,712 words??? Wow, that's awesome! Good luck with writing this week - the end is near!

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  11. 6000 words is AWESOME, Liz. Even if they need some work later on. Very inspiring. :D I think you've set some pretty great goals for this week, too.

    As for what to read next, if it was me, I'd choose BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA, but that's because it's on my TBR list. Have a great week, Liz! :D

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