RSW (that’s what the cool kids – er, lazy kids? – are calling it these days) was put together by a group of writers for the purpose of getting their writing butts in gear this summer. They set weekly (or monthly or overall) goals — whatever works for each individual. Then, they update weekly in What’s Up Wednesday? posts, sharing what they’ve accomplished, setting new goals, and maybe even sharing some tasty bits from what they’re working on.
I could use the extra kick in the pants, what with all the writing projects I have simmering, the day job, the soon-to-be 4 year old, etc… so I decided that it only made sense that if Nicole was doing it, I would join in.
But…I came to this decision yesterday. And today is not so much Wednesday.
Rather than wait until next Wednesday to get started and lose the “OH THIS IS SHINY” excitement, I’m just calling this Wednesday. Or maybe second Wednesday.
Which, if that’s anything like second breakfast, you know it’s going to be awesome.
Sooo…here it goes…
What I’m Reading
This week I blogged a bit about my thoughts on the next Doctor and, boy, did my blog stats explode. Only goes to show I should let the geek flag fly a bit more often, eh?
In this explosion, I had the chance to meet some like-minded nerds and was introduced to this book. I JUST started it, but I love John’s voice thus far.
I’m looking forward to turning down invites to leave my house and diving back in shortly.
What I’m Writing
I am attempting to stay focused on the follow-up to The Ruth Valley Missing. I just had the novel FREE on Amazon for two days and it hit #6! That’s awesome, but it also means more readers – and potentially even more people asking “so when do we get more Jameson?”
So, I need to get moving. I’m about a third of the way into it (I think) but have some plot things to work out. And, you know, the rest of it to write. I’m not really a plotter, but I think I may have to make this week’s goal sitting with a notebook and working some things out the old-fashioned way.
With doodling and pens and such.
Next week, maybe I’ll be ready to dabble in word count goals.
I also have two other novels that I’m well into, but I’m trying to focus on this one for the moment – which is also why I’ve taken a break from fiction on the blog. Although I really want to get back to that as well – I need to live on a planet that has MUCH longer days. And a livable environment.
What Inspires Me
The aforementioned Nicole at the beginning of this post (seriously, I wasn’t making her up). If you are a twitter person, our conversations keep my creative juices flowin’…and keep random people I’ve never met entertained. It’s nice to be laughed at…er…that doesn’t sound right. YOUKNOWWHATIMEAN!
Also, this week has been pretty awesome. The success of my book promo (for which I did little promotion) was a great boost and a huge surprise. Even cooler was the success of the Doctor Who post. It’s given me ideas for future topics here on the blog.
What Else Am I Up To
There honestly isn’t time for a whole lot more, aside from the responsiblilites of grown-up life. I’m starting to research schooling options (home, private, public, lions, tigers, BEARS, OH MY) for the little man, as he turns 4 in August. In the meantime, he continues to use my iPad to write stories (I may have to share some) and email my friends and family.
I’d like to find a little time to spend with my camera. I miss the taking of the pictures of things.
Although it’s more likely that I’ll use that found time to hide in the bottom of my kid’s loft bed reading.
Either way, it’ll be a good day.
To writers I haven’t met yet from #readysetwrite, welcome! I look forward to cheering you all on. And not in the “rah, rah, siss-boom-bah” way. More of a slow golf-clap. See you in the comments.
To my regular readers, this is going to happen on Wednesdays, so it’s just more of me being me – not really a BIG change.