Wednesday, October 2, 2013

What's Up Wednesday 10/02/13

“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

I've been staying with Contemporary Romance this week.  I finished two books in the new series: The Science of Temptation. 
The Theory of Attraction and The Seduction Hypothesis by Delphine Dryden.  They were fun erotic romances with nontraditional characters.  Mix in a little Big Bang Theory with BDSM and you get the picture.  I love that the male love interest was a social awkward have to read to understand.  The second one was set a Con.  I love me some nerds :)

Right now I'm reading Rebound Girl by Tamara Morgan. Again another story with nontraditional leads.  The Female protagonist is independent to a fault (comes of arrogant and bitchy at times) and the Male love interest is a nice guy...a really nice guy (he teaches kindergarten!!!).  I'm enjoying the book.  Morgan has really great timing and a lot of humor.  I already have the next book Derby Girl ready to read.


  What I'm Writing

Novel: I've been keeping up with my word count so that's great but I don't think I'm going to make my mid October deadline.  I've decided to add a bunch to the story and change some of the charcters.  While I'm NOT doing that now, just making notes, the ending isn't going to match up with the start of the novel, so I'm going to have to go back to the start add at least two chapters and fiddle with the time line a tad.  So, while I might have an ending by the Middle of October....It won't be a finished first draft :(

What Else I've Been Up To

Work.  Work has be a huge time suck on me right now.  I've been spending my days arguing with some insurance companies...enough to send me on a murderous spree.  Luckily I have lots of liquor at home to keep me in check!!!

What Inspires Me Right Now

My son!!!

 This was part of his testing for his first degree black belt.  One of the skills he had to do was a flying side kick.  He worked really hard to be ready for his test and passed!!!  He is all kinds of awesome!

I've been swamped and don't have much else to say.
So that's what's been up with me this week.  How has your week been?



  1. Wow, congrats to your son! And never mind about not having a finished draft. Sometimes stories take on a life of their own and refuse to confirm to anyone but their own plans ;)

  2. Wow, a black belt! That's tough! My brother went through the same training. It's also great fun to watch. :)

    Sometimes stories change in ways that refuse to conform to a deadline or set of expectations. And as for reading, those romance books sound like a lot of fun. 'The Derby Girl' in particular looks awesome! Roller derby romance, right?

  3. Well done to your son. Don't worry about how soon you have a finished draft, it will get there when it's ready just enjoy the process.

  4. Keeping liquor handy is what got me through teaching. ;) Kidding. Sort of. And I wouldn't stress too much if you don't meet your mid-October deadline! At least you're writing! But I hear you. I set all kinds of deadlines for myself and then get sad and mad when I don't achieve them. Must be a writer thing.

    Have a great week!

  5. Ooh, DERBY GIRL looks interesting! I might have to check it out. I think having an ending by the middle of October is great, because endings are the hardest part (for me anyway)! And you're kind of getting some of the work that comes later out of the way already, so revisions will be so much easier--hopefully :)

  6. Deadlines are so tricksy. I'm learning (the hard way) that although I love deadlines, my WIPs have a mind of their own, and they tend not to work within my deadlines. Kudos on the progress you've made, and best of luck finishing your draft!