What's Up Wednesday :: Arctic Blast Edition
What's Up Wednesday hails from the blogs of Jaime Morrow and Erin Funk. Join the fun on your own blog and then go to Jaime'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! Here's what's up:
WHAT I'M READING
My reading streak continues. I ended the year strong, reading 21 books in the month of December. That's gotta be a record for me. I've read five so far this month.
I'm currently reading THE STRANGE AND BEAUTIFUL SORROWS OF AVA LAVENDER by Leslye Walton. I bought this book right after it came out and saved it to read at the right moment and that moment is now. So lovely.
WHAT I'M WRITING
Still chipping away at revisions of BEAUTIFUL BIRD, SING ON, but with the holidays and the massive amount of reading I've done, I haven't been very productive (coincidence? I think not). Although I had previously resisted temptation, I started on one of my two new ideas and have cranked out about 6k in a very short amount of time. My plan is to approach this like a NaNo project and finish the first draft this month while working on BBSO.
My writing goal for this week is to hit 15k on the new project and to work on BBSO at least twice. Write every day.
WHAT ELSE IS NEW
Cold, so cold. We're experiencing dangerously frigid temperatures and wind chills in Minnesota. Many schools are closed today, including our district, so we're having a Snow Day.
I started watching Season 4 of Downton Abbey - I need to get caught up ASAP!
WHAT WORKS FOR ME
Not writing every single day and going on a month-long reading binge. I had two huge, emotionally draining months of revisions in October and November. I'd originally planned to complete a revision on a third ms in December, but honestly, I was pushing myself too hard. December's a tough month for us anyway with our crazy schedule plus the holidays, so taking a month to read a lot of books and not spend as much time writing was a perfect way to recharge.
Here's a song for your week - from this up-and-coming artist that Kanye West has apparently taken under his wing:
Let it be.