What’s Up Wednesday? Mayday is behind us

May 7, 2014

What’s Up Wednesday is a weekly blogfest to share the answers to a few simple questions… Join us! It’s been a while since I joined in, went on WUW hiatus for the A-Z challenge, but it’s great to be back.

TreeWhat I’m reading:

Short stories from F&SF, Strange Horizons, and Daily Science Fiction. I’ve also been loving listening to ‘Neuromancer’ — thank you Hamilton Public Library for making it available as a digital audio download! And speaking of the library, I just found out that “Witches Abroad” is finally ready for pickup, after weeks of waiting on the hold. (Apparently they lost one copy of the book at the central branch, but the other got returned from a borrower in Dundas.)

I’ve also been listening to “The Handmaid’s Tale” here and there, nearly finished and I love how the narrator gets sidetracked picking at her own language, trying to understand how the roots of idioms affect how people use them. And still squeezing in some Escape Pod stories; read “A Rose for Ecclesiastes” the first time on podcast and loved it!

What I’m writing:

Back to revising, mostly the new outline for “Time Bubble Blues”, though I need to make some changes to “Gotta Have That Look” as well. I’ve also got a lot of critiques to finish for the ‘Never-Ending Odyssey’ workshop.

What inspires me right now:

Having time to write on the bus, and the sunny warm weather. Still loving the Chromebook, which is good. Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, which I’ve been marathoning on this past week and I’m up to the crossover storyline with the Captain America movie! Hmm… can I call my Angry Birds inspiring too? 😉

What else I’ve been up to:

Work, making time to be with family, trying to spring-clean the kitchen, particularly so that the air conditioner guy has room to work there. Booked my flight to Kansas and back for the Young Gunns workshop in June!

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What’s up Wednesday, September the twenty-fifth

September 25, 2013

My second week for the  What’s Up Wednesday blog hop, checking in and spreading some encouragement for keeping at the writing thing. So:

ROCKETBORDERWhat I’m reading:

Finished new issue of F&SF magazine on my kindle, and started a new Audible book, the first in the Secret Circle series. I actually started reading that via Kindle on my Android, over a year ago, but couldn’t really follow it, so I decided to start it again as an audiobook.

What I’m writing:

Well, let’s see. I’ve been outlining some ideas for the Steampunk Roswell thing, and editing some stories! A revised version of “Love is a Masterpiece” should be heading out to the critters.org workshop tonight, so if you’re a critter, please look for it and give me some feedback! I’ve also spent some time wrestling with revision plans for “Gotta Have That Look”, and I’m bound and determined to submit “Tough Love” this week, possibly to “Writers of the Future.”

What inspires me right now:

Castle’s back on the air, and “Agents of Shield” have landed! Also just loving the google hangouts thing; going to join in a Nanowrimo hangout tomorrow.

What else I’ve been up to:

Still ‘Drawing on the Right Side’ of my brain. Think I’ve got the last bugs out of the Android Song Rater for now. Planning for Nanowrimo and attending the Reversed Polarity Doctor Who convention in Toronto, which they annoyingly scheduled for the first 3 days in November. 😛

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