In case you’re new to WUW, it’s a blog hop created by my sister Jaime and me, intended to help writers keep in touch with one another. If you’d like to participate, please sign up on the linky below, and be sure to spread some writerly encouragement around to at least a few other people taking part.
What I’m Reading:
I’m just over halfway through Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi. It should come as no surprise that I’m enjoying it.
What I’m Writing:
I’m finding it tough to switch gears from drafting to revision mode even though I usually enjoy revisions. I managed to rewrite two scenes this week though, so that’s a good start, and I’m sure I’ll settle into it soon. The next order of business is to go through my ms and tackle the insane amount of notes I incorporated while drafting. Those mostly deal with plot consistency and important details that need to be added or fleshed out. Hopefully I’ll make some leaps and bounds on that this week.
What Inspires Me Right Now:
Watching Eureka with my son. Seeing as it’s tied with Firefly for my favourite show ever, I’ve been waiting quite a while for him to be old enough to appreciate it. Watching him all out belly laugh over the characters’ antics is just about as entertaining as the show itself. The quirky humour, colourful characters, and quaint but wacky setting (think a sci-fi version of Stars Hollow) remind me to add personality to my own stories. To be honest, it was TV shows like Eureka that first inspired me to write sci-fi, not any particular book, and sharing these fun episodes with my son ignites that love of the genre all over again.
What Else I’ve Been Up To:
I had a lovely Valentine’s Day. Since last weekend was one big date, we opted to stay home instead. My husband showed up after work with roses and a copy of Cress for me. He also made me chocolate truffle pie and served it with Rogue Double Chocolate Stout mixed with Mort Subite Kriek (basically Belgian cherry beer). Both were delicious. We watched About Time, which was the perfect Valentine’s Day movie despite the fact that it made me cry. There were a couple scenes where the writers took the less obvious route and that totally won us over. If you haven’t watched it yet, I recommend it. Domhnall Gleeson is adorable (yay for ginger actors!) and as my husband so eloquently put it: “None of the characters pooched up enough to spoil the movie.” I’d have to agree.
Other than that, I’ve been doing crazy science experiments with my son. Our kitchen has turned into a mad science lab lately. We had fun extracting banana DNA, our own DNA (seriously cool stuff) and making a model of a cell out of gelatin, fruits & veggies. Very messy and educational.
Also, I should probably mention that phase two of my dental surgery is happening next week, so there’s a pretty good chance I won’t be coherent enough to participate in WUW. Ouch.
So what’s up with you this fine Wednesday?