Wednesday, August 28, 2013

What's up Wednesday

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What I'm Reading

I've got a few on my reading list this week. I've just started Zombie Fallout, but I'll probably put aside for Kitty in the Underworld. I'm going to start The Little Prince with my Daughter and we are just finishing up Ender's Game in anticipation of the movie.

Wow... that's a lot to read.

What I'm Writing

Blogging: So I'm about 5 books behind on my reviews. So look for some more post soon :) I also have a feminist rant that I've been writing for a few days about Feminism, Erotica, and Sex. Once I'm sure I've got some good content and something more substantial (not just a rant) I'll post.

Other Writing: I've finished my first draft of the Anthology story I've been working on. It was a real stretch for me since I'm not an erotica writer, but the project is for a good cause (all proceeds are going to charity) and since the project was my idea I thought I should at least try and write a story for inclusion. I'll have to see if my story makes the final cut. (even I'm not immune to the editing room floor)

Novel: With my short finished I'm back to my novel. Last week I only managed to rearrange some chapters and add some detail, but I still haven't been able to move the story forward. BUT last night inspiration struck in the middle of the night (doesn't it always?!?!) and I got up re-outlined my plot and have a better idea of how to wrap this baby up.

What Else I've Been Up To

I've been very domestic this last week, cleaning out the pantry and organizing the closets. I'm not sure what that's a sign of... I bought a chainsaw, to dismantle the play structure in the back yard, but I imagine it will be useful for that zombie apocalypse too!

I've also been making a larger effort to be social. I've been hanging out with my new tribe of writers that I've found in my small Midwest town, and I've also managed to socialize with some non-writer types.  (oddly enough we spent dinner talking about what we were reading...)

What Inspires Me Right Now

Ted Talks. Right now I'm on a bender.  Here's a link to some great ones: 20 Talks That Could Change Your Life.

There are several talks I'd love to do blog post on. Here's one of my Favorite:


  1. My cousins recommend I watch Ted Talks, but I haven't yet. This reminds me I need to get on that! Also, I've been very domestic this past week too. And yes - that chainsaw would be great for a Zombie Apocalypse!

    Most of my non-writing friends know I write, so we always end up talking about books we're reading. Fun! Have a great week!

    1. You really should watch a few. They are short 18-20 minutes. If you're looking for one to start a writer I'd go with:
      Elizabeth Gilbert: Your elusive creative genius

  2. Okay, Zombie Fallout and a chainsaw in the same post? You sound like the person to be with when the undead rise up to eat us all ^_^

    Have a fantastic week! Good luck with both your writing projects :D

  3. I love the Little Prince. How fun that you get to share that with your daughter.

    And Ted Talks are fantastic aren't they?

    Good luck with your writing and of course zombie annihilation. (Both very important) :)

  4. I love the Little Prince. I had to read it in high school in French class.

    Good luck with your writing! Have a great weekend!

  5. I've seen a few TED talks, and the ones I've seen have been very good. Certainly worth checking out.

    Congrats for finishing a first draft, Gina! That's no small effort, especially given that's its a genre you don't normally write.

    All the best with your writing projects this week. :)