Thanks to Jaime and Erin for coming up with this, ensuring that I don't have to come up with my own topics to blog about (the well is running dry...)
What I'm Reading:
GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn--I'm less than 100 pages in, not quite knowing what to think of it yet...I haven't read an adult book in ages, so it's a change! I had a really slow reading month in April, and I'm hoping May will be much better.
What I'm Writing:
I'm going through another round of revisions on my boy-meets-girl-meets-crazy-adventure MS. I had to rewrite a big chunk and tweak everything that came after it to reflect the changed events, which was scary to think about, but (hopefully) over now! So it's only smallchanges left...well, in comparison. I'm stuck on what to do after that, though--send it out to more betas, or just start querying? I think this MS is good (remind me I said that the next time I'm bashing it, okay?) but I don't want to jump the gun!
What Else I've Been Up To:
I started my library assistant job a few weeks ago, and I am having such a good time. I work with books. BOOKS. How could I not enjoy it?!
Since it's spring, I'm "spring cleaning" my room. What that actually means is I move the pile of magazines on top of the pile of clothes, clean that patch of carpet, and put them back. It's a system...of some kind.
What Inspires Me Right Now:
Is there something in the water? There seems to be a TON of good writerly news at the moment, and that's what's inspiring me. Seeing all the book deals, agent announcements, even just those "I finished a draft!" tweets--they put me in a good mood and make me think that even though writing is hard and getting published is difficult, it's NOT IMPOSSIBLE! Which is good :)
I'm also feeling very inspired by the sun coming out, which means I get to work outside sometimes instead of trapped in the house, or the library, or the coffee shop...yay! The fresh air makes me so much more productive, I swear.
Hop over to Jaime's blog to see everyone else's What's Up Wednesday posts :)