WHAT I'M READING
Finished this week: Wonder by R. J. Palacio and Glitter and Glue by Kelly Corrigan. Loved both of these, and am feeling very inspired by the storytelling and the voice. Next up: Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.
WHAT I'M WRITING
I am making slow but steady progress on my Sam's Story drafting. I am loving Scrivener, where I can have my drafting pane open on top, and below it have a pane open showing my scene planner template and notes. Some days I draft, and other days I fill in (or add to) my scene templates for an upcoming scene I haven't written yet. Bit by bit, I can see it coming together.
WHAT'S INSPIRING ME
The A to Z blogging challenge, which I had never heard of until a couple of days ago, inspired me to create a set of 26 writing prompts out of a set of photos I've been collecting as novel inspiration. I'm going to post one per day, with a 200ish word response, throughout April. I'm going to use characters from my novel, though the settings and situations will not necessarily be from the novel. I think it will be a great way to get more daily practice writing in, and a great way to get to know my characters better. Here is my "A" entry. And here is my B entry.
WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON
- I completed seven days of a "whole30" style eating program. It felt great to set a goal and achieve it.
- I finished a new quilt top, involving tons of hand applique. Took forever!
- My daughter performed in her first show, The Wizard of Oz. We are so proud of her.
Thanks for visiting, and Happy Wednesday to you!
What’s Up Wednesday is a meme created by Jaime Morrow and Erin L. Funk, and designed to help writers stay in touch with each other. I'm grateful to them for creating this structure, which I am finding helpful as I document my path toward becoming a writer. Please link over to their blogs to see what they and other writers are up to this week.