Hello Readers 🙂 Welcome to this week’s What’s Up Wednesday post! As a side note before we dive in, you might have noticed my domains have changed…it’s all good, I forgot to renew them…I’m on it.
What I’m Reading
Nothing, really. I just finished reading Proxy by Alex London. You can read my ravings about it in my book review (I loved it).
Now I’m just sitting. I’m on a TV watching spree. It’s something I don’t allow myself to do enough. Maybe I should’ve retitled this section ‘What I’m Watching’ which would be Alias & Vampire Diaries, starting from season one. Yes I’m hooked & no, I don’t know what VD “Team” I’m on (they’re both starting to get on my nerves, especially Elena). I think my next shows will be Supernatural…I’m trying to get caught up on TV people keep recommending I watch so if you have any let me know!
What I’m Writing
Um…nothing. I’m just taking a break. I’m at home for a week(ish), and it’s nice to be home. However I have a feeling this is about to change (the not writing bit) as my story is starting to really bug me to write it. So look back next week for what I’m sure will be a stellar update.
What Else I’ve Been Doing
Bumming LOL. No, I’ve just been taking time to enjoy the world. I’ve realized writing has been taking up my life. And as a writer I/we get our inspirations from life & cooping yourself in a room 24/7 is not living. So yes, I’m doing better. Today’s my little sister’s birthday. I’m home (TEXAS!!!), there’s this thing called A/C around here, and I’m still in my PJs. It’s nice. I need to get out of them though because we’re going to SIX FLAGS (amusement park)!! I haven’t been there in 2 years I think which is odd because I used to go there at least every summer. Hopefully my stomach is still as strong as ever…
Oh…I almost forgot. Some super cool things are happening in my life, in regard to writing and books and everything. The wonderful Raven Ashley & I after many conversations via email, twitter, you name it are launching what is tentatively called Operation Diversity. It’s going to be a blog whose focus will be to highlight and celebrate diversity in MG, YA & NA. The blog will be run by a group of bloggers who will take turns posting throughout the week on topics such as debunking stereotypes, interviews with authors and other industry professionals, book reviews, and Q&As. We’ll also be talking about our writing journey(s).
We are seeking bloggers age 16- 25 to be a part of this blog. I should state this is because we thought it’d be cool to have people our age blogging, sharing their writing experiences etc…about the books whose target audience (minus MG) are people our age. We are especially looking for people from a wide variety of backgrounds so that we, as the bloggers, will be able to speak from our own experiences. Not all bloggers must be writers.
If you know of anyone who might be interested (or if you are) feel free to tell them to contact us at OperationDiversity(at)gmail (dot) com (with appropriate symbols instead of words). Full details to come Saturday!
What Inspires Me Right Now
Family & myself. I was stuck in the airport for hours yesterday because of a delayed flight (still a bit mad…don’t even want to talk about). It gave me the opportunity to reflect on a lot of things. That reflection led me to writing a letter to my future self at the time I get my first book deal/book is published. When I get it, I plan on writing a letter to my younger self. In the letter I talked a lot about the progress I’ve made and how amazing I am. We’re often too hard on ourselves and it needs to stop. So from this point on I’m promising myself to focus on my writing & living the life I want to live with the people I want to live it with. Nothing is promised so I might as well enjoy the journey.
What’s going on in your life? Also if anyone is reading anything particularly interesting please post the title below. I need a book I can fall in love with as much as I did with Proxy.