What’s Up Wednesday

What’s Up Wednesday is the brain child of Jaime Morrow and Erin Funk. Join the fun on WUWApple2your own blog and then go to Jaime’s or Erin’s to add your link – it’s a great way to share what’s going on in your life and get to know other bloggers!

What I’m Reading

I finished BLUE LILY, LILY BLUE by Maggie Stiefvater, the third book in the Raven Cycle. It was really good – five stars. Okay, I have to admit, though, that there were parts of the book that were pretty trippy and parts that I kind of went “huh?” But I’m okay with that because I still love Stiefvater’s writing and I’m good with a trippy storyline and overall it was just darned good. Next up is a folksy-looking book that my book club is reading: POPULATION 485 by Michael Perry. Looks like a nice, easy read.

What I’m Writing

Still working on revisions for THE WITCH OF HIGHLAND FALLS. I would say it’s going slow but steady. 🙂

What works for me

A great writing group! I met with mine last weekend and it was my turn for them to review some of my pages. They had such fantastic ideas for me and I’m so excited to incorporate them into my first 30 pages of TWoHF. They are such a thoughtful, smart group of people and they always help me make my pages better. Thank you, MNYA!!

What Else I’ve Been Up To

Well, possibly the reason my revisions have been going slow is that I’ve been binge-watching The 100 on Netflix. 😦 But it’s really good! It’s got all my favorite elements: futuristic, post-apocalyptic, sci-fi, teenagers in situations that are waaaaay beyond their maturity level. There’s a little more blood than I generally like to see in a TV show but I got over it. I’m almost at the end of the episodes that are on Netflix, though, then it’s right back to “nose to the grindstone!”
Have a great week everyone!

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13 Responses to What’s Up Wednesday

  1. Tori says:

    I’ve been meaning to watch The 100 but I have so many distractions right now as it is, that I’m a bit scared. Then again, by the end of a day staring at words, I generally need some television.

    I loved my critique group. It’s sort of fallen apart since someone else took over our room at the coffee shop and I fail at finding locations to meet but it was super helpful to have feedback from people in person, especially since I’ve yet to find a CP.

    Slow but steady wins the race. Cliches are cliches because they’re true. 🙂

  2. Tori says:

    I’ve been meaning to start The 100. I watch a LOT of TV and people are always like “How do you find time” but the thing is, after staring at words on the screen all day I run out of steam and need to sit back and veg.

    Crit Groups are great. Mine is sort of falling apartment because someone else jacked our room at the coffee shop, but it’s been a great experience to get that kind of feedback in person, especially because I’ve yet to find a CP.

    Slow but steady works! Happy Wednesday!

    • Kitty says:

      Vegging out on TV is my favorite kind of vegging out. 🙂 Unfortunately, then I get into this binge-watching on Netflix and it sucks away a week of my life!

      Sorry to hear your Crit Group is falling apart. It really is awesome to have a group of people to bounce ideas and pages off of. And also to have other people’s pages to critique – I think it makes me a better writer, too! Have a great week!

  3. Jaime Morrow says:

    Slow and steady is the best way to work on a project! 😀 Happy to hear your revisions are going well. I still need to pick up a copy of BLUE LILY, LILY BLUE. It’s crazy that I’ve waited this long. I mean, the thing has been out for two weeks now! Soon, I hope.

    I started watching The 100, but they killed off my favourite character at the very beginning, which sort of turned me off. I might have to give it another try sometime since it’s on Netflix and all. As for writing groups, I’m green with envy that you’ve found such a good one. I would love to be able to meet up with other writers every so often. Hope you’re having a wonderful week, Kitty! 😀

    • Kitty says:

      They seem to kill off a major character each week on The 100! It’s crazy. And they must go through gallons of fake blood. Lol!
      Yes, you definitely need to pick up your copy of BLUE LILY, LILY BLUE! It’s so good. I can’t wait for the final installment!
      Have a fantastic week, Jaime!

  4. Hah! We just binge-watched The 100 too! There’s been a lot of binge-watching Netflix going on at our house lately. I think we’re still trying to recover from Halloween. *grin*

    And fantastic writing groups and critique partners are the best. Do you actually have one that meets in person? Because that would be too awesome for words.

    Hope you have an amazing week!

    • Kitty says:

      I hear you, Kris, I’m still recovering from Halloween, too. Hmmm, I wonder what I’ll binge-watch while recovering from Thanksgiving? 🙂
      My writing group does meet in person but it’s a two hour drive for me (each way) so I only go in person when its my turn to have my pages reviewed. The other months, I connect by Google Hangouts. I am sooooooo grateful that they are game to let me dial in on my “off” months! I had dropped out of the group for a while when I used to drive every month because that driver is a real pain. But I missed it too much!
      Have a fanstastic week, Kris!

  5. I can’t wait to read BLLB. I’m IMpatiently waiting for it from my library. If I see it at Costco though, I’ll have to pick it up for myself. I don’t usually buy hardcovers but for Maggie Stiefvater I’ll make an acception! 🙂
    Good luck on revisions!

    • Kitty says:

      I know, I’ve tried to cut way back on my new book purchases in recent years because – whew! – it gets expensive! But, yeah, there are certain ones I break the rules for. 🙂 Have a great week!

  6. BLLB is sooo good! Best of luck with the revisions! 🙂

  7. C.E. Darrell says:

    Everyone’s on the BLLB train right now! It sounds amazing, I haven’t jumped into the trilogy yet, but I’ve heard nothing but good things. I’m glad it’s living up to expectations!

    Aren’t writing groups just the best? Sometimes it’s just nice to be surrounded by people who know what you’re going through, and don’t look at you like you’re crazy when you start talking to yourself midway through a writing session 😛 Have a wonderful week!

    • Kitty says:

      Jump on the BLLB train! 🙂 It really is a good series. I think there will be four books all together. I’m glad the third book has lived up to expectations, too!
      Yes, being part of a writing group is awesome. They are all so smart and full of fantastic ideas. And we have lots of good laughs, too. 🙂 Have a great week!

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