Good (super early) Morning! Welcome to What’s Up Wednesday! Since I missed last week’s post I’m going to be going over things, in a concise way, from the past two weeks.
What I’m Reading
Prep School Confidential by Kara Taylor. It comes out July 30, 2013 from St. Martin’s Griffin. I’ve had this book on my Kindle forever yet I was busy and though it sounded interesting, I didn’t have anything drawing me to it. Then I started hearing a lot of good things about it. And then I read this post by the wonderful Dahlia Adler on YA Misfits and was immediately sold. I was obsessed with Kate Brian’s Private & Privilege Series so when she gave the okay, that it was in their league well… pure reading bliss ensued.
Now, I’m not that far into it, actually just barely but I’m sooo hooked. If a book can capture me this much within its first few pages it has to do some serious damage to make me drop it (fingers crossed).
What I’m Writing
I’m continuing BOOK ONE of the ALEX DE VEGA CHRONICLES. I think I might title it Alex de Vega and Pandora’s Box (not sure yet).
Here’s the working blurb:
In the year 3147, in the city-state of Atlantis II, humans, vampires, werewolves, faeries and other supernatural creatures live in perfect harmony under the wise leadership of The Council until Pandora’s Box, a highly advanced piece of technology is stolen. In order to find it The Council turns to Public Enemy #1, criminal mastermind, Alex de Vega of the de Vega crime family and her ragtag group of companions to infiltrate some of the city’s darkest places to find and bring back the box in one piece.
I’m not going to jinx this project so I’ll just say I’m taking ti day by day, scene by scene, word by word. I’ve set my Scrivener daily goal to 1,500 words. So far (except for one lapse) I’ve been meeting that goal. You know you’re in love when you can’t wait to finish a WIP so you can begin editing and revising it to make it better. Also she’s such a fun character, you can read an interesting scene I did for a blog chain here.
What Else I’ve Been Doing
Watching a ton of Vampire Diaries. I mean a TON. I recently started. I tried watching it when it first came out, hated it, Elena got on my nerves (I thought she was a horrible friend/sister sometimes) and Stefan was whiny…Damon was the only one I thought was at least true. Well, not much has changed except I have a major crush on Damon and Stefan yet like Damon as a whole better (for the previously listen reason plus he’s hilarious). I don’t think I’ve had a crush like this, especially on a character, since I was in middle school (sad, I know right?).
I did bake sweet potato fries from scratch, I feel major accomplished and adulty…not that those alone will actually sustain me but they also made me feel like I was being healthy so hey, whatever works!
Oh, and work…what’s new in that regard (utterly nothing). Planning my college’s New Student Orientation is like YAY (because I love first-years and event planning)! and ARGH (because there are so many little/tedious details)! all in the same breath. Next summer I’m sticking with summer classes. But my internship with Spencer Hill Contemporary is going amazingly well so that’s a plus 🙂
What Inspires Me Right Now
The fact that I need to get major ish done before classes start on September 3rd. Actually before August 19th which is when Student Leader Training starts, the week after being Orientation. Like MAJOR. Revising & Editing I can do during the school year, writing a whole book, not as easy (but I’m going to keep pushing myself so we’ll see). I have taken up the slogan Just Do It, like no more excuses for this gal (the picture to the right is currently my screensaver).
Also… Can I graduate yet? That’s really all I want to know. College was fun, now it’s boring…yes I love my friends but I have other things I’d like to be doing (I know, I’m being a sourpuss).
Ooo but WriteOnCon is fast approaching and though I probably won’t be submitting a MS on the forums for Ninja Agents to peek at, I’m super excited about the posts, chats and of course meeting other writers!
What’s going on with you? What are you inspired by?