Welcome to What's Up Wednesday, a blog hop created by Erin Funk and Jaimie Morrow. You can read all about it here!
What I've Been Reading: I have been reading my CP's manuscript lately, and I am really enjoying her edits. And in my spare time I have been reading A MILLION SUNS, which I am actually having a hard time getting into. It is the sequel to ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, which I thought was awesome, so I am going to press on.
What I've Been Writing: Well, that is the real question. My WIP and I had a bit of a stand off. I was trying to do DPOV, and found myself hating every blasted page. I finally thrust it at my CP 20K words in, and she confirmed what I already knew. His chapters were blah, her chapters were amaze balls. That may not be a direct quote. Anyway, I had to basically cut my word count in half by carefully removing his scenes, and then I had to re-write a few important scenes in my girl's perspective but I think it was well worth it. The chapters flow now, and the voice is spot on, if I do say so myself. And the best part is... I am not dreading heading to my computer each day.
What works for Me: This month, just allowing myself to get behind in my word count goal, but to hopefully end up with a better product when I'm finished. When it's not working, you know. You feel it. I'm not talking about that self doubt that we all have mid-way through our manuscripts (you know what I'm talking about, right? Right?) I mean serious THIS IS NOT WORKING feelings. You gotta listen to those. If it's not fun to write it, it's not gonna be fun to read it.
What Else is Happening: I am still deep in the query trenches for my first novel COMMITTED. I have had lots of interest, but I am still in waiting limbo. Dear Agent, wherever you are, I AM WAITING FOR YOU AND I ALREADY LOVE YOU. Love, ME