What’s Up Wednesday? So Excited!

What’s Up Wednesday is a weekly blogfest to share the answers to a few simple questions… Join us! I may be going on WUW hiatus for a bit, but I’m here right now!

TreeWhat I’m reading:

Started on one of my Christmas books (finally!) It’s Diana Wynne Jones’ “Dark Lord of Derkholm”, and it’s a lot of fun so far. The premise is that the people of a fantasy land are being forced to put on ‘adventure holidays’ for tourists and they’re tired of playing evil wizards and throwing giant battles and so on. Also been reading more stories out of Analog, including one that seems oddly familiar, “Sadness” by Timons Esaias. And I’ve been listening to some Spiderwick Chronicles I borrowed from the library, and the new Dresden Files book from Audible!

What I’m writing:

Finished revising ‘Gotta Have That Look’ for the Young Gunns workshop, and since then I haven’t been writing anything of my own, just trying to get as many of my critiques done as I can before I leave on Sunday.

What inspires me right now:

All of the great stuff I’ve been reading and critiquing, looking forward to the Storywonk ‘Cabin in the Woods’ commentary as soon as I’ve got some time to breathe, and… Kansas!

What else I’ve been up to:

Packing, shopping, trying to organize an expense tracking system. I finally got around to buying the soundtrack for “Roar of the Greasepaint Smell of the Crowd” off iTunes. When I was in middle school, the drama department made it the school play, and my Dad actually found the vinyl album and I listened to it before auditioning, but I didn’t get in. (It’s kinduv a sucky play to put on in school, since there are only a handful of actors on stage.) But when I was converting favorites from the vinyl collection to MP3, we couldn’t find that record.

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4 Responses to What’s Up Wednesday? So Excited!

  1. C.E. Darrell says:

    Ooh, I adore DWJ’s books – you’ll have to let me know how Dark Lord turns out 🙂 I did Howl’s Moving Castle as an assignment for a class at uni, and basically fangirled so hard I got a High Distinction, haha.

    Have a wonderful week, Chris!


  2. You are a dervish of activity for WUW! Send me some of your energy!


  3. laurawardle says:

    Another Diana Wynne Jones fan here! I’ve not read that book, though. Will have to check it out. I push Howl’s Moving Castle onto all the kids at school who express even the slightest interest in fantasy. 😀

    Enjoy your week. 🙂


  4. Jana Denardo says:

    I haven’t read that Diana Wynne Jones book. It sounds like fun. Good luck with the critiquing.


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