What’s Up Wednesday? Summer Solstice edition

What’s Up Wednesday is a weekly blogfest to share the answers to a few simple questions… Join us! I’m glad to be back after spending a few weeks away at the Young Gunns workshop in Kansas.

TreeWhat I’m reading:

Well, I finished “Dark Lord of Derkholm”, loved the ending, and I’ve been reading some Iron Druid, starting on “Trapped” and then going back to find “Two Ravens One Crow” because the author was referring to it and I wanted to follow what was going on. I’ve also read a cool story from a January 2013 edition of Analog, courtesy of my local library’s Zinio program, and finished off another Buffy season 9 graphic novel.

For audio books, I think I’m getting close to the end of “I’ve got your number,” and I’ve been able to listen to some more of “Skin Game.”

What I’m writing:

Still making some progress with the new draft for “Magic Milkshake”, and I finished a partial revision of “TimeBubble Blues:” it should be on its way out to the critters.org critiquers any minute now! I’ve also been working on giving critiques; I sent one in to critters.org yesterday because my ratio was slipping dangerously low, and I’ve got a lot of novel excerpts yet to critique for “The Never-Ending Odyssey” workshop.

What inspires me right now:

Stories with strong romantic and adventure plots, especially where the couple are able to work together to beat the bad guy or reach the prize, instead of getting bogged down in angst.

What else I’ve been up to:

Gearing up for Camp Nanowrimo in July! Looks like my local writers will be able to get together for some write-ins in July, and I’ve also got a pretty cool cabin on the Camp Nano website.

What about you? Click here to join the hop or check in with some other great writers.

7 Responses to What’s Up Wednesday? Summer Solstice edition

  1. Firstly, thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you, for putting me onto Critters just now. I didn’t know about it, and it looks awesome and extremely relevant to my current needs, since I’m only a month or two out from a complete second re-write draft.
    Second, love the titles for your WIPs, what are they about?
    Enjoy your writing!


    • You’re very welcome, critters is a great resource. As far as the WIPs I mentioned, well, TimeBubble Blues is about a grandfather who rents a room equipped with a ‘slow-time warp’ so that even if he doesn’t have much time left before he dies he can be around for the special occasions in his family’s life. The Magic Milkshake story has a teenage girl whose mom is plying her with enchanted, addictive chocolate milkshakes to make sure she hooks up with a rich boyfriend, even though the daughter isn’t really impressed with the guy.


  2. Miss Cole says:

    TimeBubble Blues sounds AMAZING 😀 What a title.


  3. Good luck with the draft and all the critiquing! It’s been a while since I read THE DARK LORD OF DERKHOLM, but I love all of Diana Wynne Jones’s books. Also, love your WIP title! Have a great week!


  4. Have fun at Camp! Can you throw imaginary pillows at each other?


  5. I’m liking WUW. Awesome graphic! If I get my blogging act together, I’ll join in the fun.


  6. Hi– nice to “meet” you through WUW. Ooh, I love the premises of your WIPs– they sound truly fascinating!


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