What’s Up Wednesday is a weekly meme where we writers can interact with others in this large community (because writing can be a lonely road to travel, if you let it) and share what’s going on with us each week. If you’d like you join us (or are simply curious to read more about other writers) you can find out more about it at either Jaime or Erin’s blogs.
What I’m Reading
Going through a bit of a reading funk. I haven’t been able to find something that really catches my eye yet. If anyone has recommendations, please share~
What I’m Writing
Recently, I made a bet with my friend to write and finish the first draft of my WIP in a little more than a week. If I do, she’ll buy me pizza…. and I’m a sucker for pizza. XD
I’m actually not doing to good with word count, BUT I’ve written everyday, AND the story is coming along real well. So, I’m happy.
I’ve realized I stuck way too close to the plot, which was actually restricting my writing, and therefore my interest in the story. Now that I’ve let the characters do what comes natural to them, a new random character appeared and my MC got arrested. Conflict and hilarity ensued.
I’m loving my story right now~
What Inspires Me
Definitely my characters. After realizing that I haven’t been listening to them enough, my characters (especially my MC Makaya) is all about taking the reigns from me and directing the story. I still have to lay down the structure, so that the plot still develops, but other than that, my characters clearly know what they want. And it wasn’t what I tried to force them to do.
What Else I’m Up To
- Still working on collab stories with friends
- Planning a cookout/get-together with family and friends
- Planning a language meet up
Now tell me, what’s up with you?