Wednesday, 14 August 2013

What's Up Wednesday - 14th Aug


What's Up Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Erin L Funk and Jaime Morrow . It's a brilliant way to tell the bloggy world what you're up to, in both reading and writing and anything else that's going on for you.

It's broken down into four headings:

                    1. What I'm reading

                    2. What I'm writing
                    3. What else I've been up to
                    4. What inspires me right now

What are you waiting for? Head on over to join in!


What I'm reading:

You guessed it -
On page 401 now!

What I'm writing:

Ready, Set, Write! goals, week 8:
  1. Edit and submit short story for August competition.
Eek! It's gone, submitted today. I went through the usual doubts about whether it's any good or if anyone will like it. In the end I thought 'what the hey' I won't know until it goes. If nothing else it's given me an experience of actually submitting something. It feels good, you know, I might do it more often.
     2.  Keep going with planning the novel idea that has forced itself upon me this week.
This has been plodding along whenever I've had a spare half an hour. At the moment I'm writing a very rough outline of all my ideas in a little notebook, before making a start on a more focused scene-by-scene plot outline.
      3.  Write and post something for the Writer Wednesday Blog Hop.
Yeah, back on track with the blog hop this week. You can check it out here.
Goals for week 9:
  1. Write a 1000 word story for the theme of Vacation for new bloghop Write...Edit...Publish.
  2. Do character profiles for at least two out of the three main characters on new WIP.
  3. Write and post something for the Writer Wednesday Blog Hop.
What else I've been up to:

I've become very aware of all the books in a growing stack waiting to be read, as well as all the ones on my Kindle and on my Goodreads TBR list. I'm in the process of putting together a comprehensive list of them all so I know what I'm up against with what's pending. I need to concentrate on knocking things off this list before adding anymore to it.
What inspires me right now:

Actually getting something submitted to a competition has been a real boost for me. It doesn't matter if it's useless and doesn't get anywhere, at least I know it will get read and judged. It's a nice feeling to have something completed and submitted, one that I could get used to.

Happy Wednesday everyone! 


  1. Goodness you sound very focused and busy. Good for you :O)

    1. Thanks Madeleine. Most of the time I definitely feel busy, but not necessarily focused!

  2. congrats for your submission!
    i love game of thrones! you have to watch it, too. its fabulous!
    and i know about the tbr lists... i'm in the midst of several books!

    1. Thanks Tara. I've seen the first two series of Game of Thrones, but we don't have Sky so I have to wait until next March when the dvds come out. The books are seeing me through until then!

  3. I have to really check out The Game of Thrones... my pile of TBR is long too, though o_0

    Congratulations on the submission and best of luck :D

    1. I've really enjoyed Game of Thrones so far, I'd definitely recommend it. And are we really ever happy without a massive TBR pile?

  4. I adore GOT TV series, so I MUST get the books. Best of luck on your submission - good for you!

    Shah X

    1. Thanks Shah. The GofT books are excellent, you should definitely check them out.