I missed last week, but I'm back with a What's Up Wednesday post.
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What I'm reading.
I started Outlander (book one), and read a few samples of other books. I've been holding off ordering a few books I want because I want the paperback edition.
What works for me.
Family time. Nature. Unplugging. Exercise.
I know, that seems weird since it's writing related, but all of the above helped me get some words down. I spent the better part of last week on my computer for like 14 hours every day working for the day job and on formatting, and this past weekend I unplugged and did some mini vacationing. Hiking, bon fires, beautiful scenery...it all helped me make progress.
Making a decision. In my last WUW post, I talked about trying to balance...four? projects. I knew that wasn't working, and so I've figured out that for now I'm focusing on two. I was feeling guilty, because there are two projects that I *should* be putting my energy toward (they are part of the Whatever It Takes series), but my head has been in my fantasy revision (revision is putting it lightly; it's pretty much a total rewrite). So, the deal I made with myself is to work on one of the Whatever It Takes projects (this one is a novella) while finishing up the rewrite. Since I've made that decision, I've gotten more work done on both versus sitting there deciding what to do. I just got so rejuvenated and inspired for the fantasy project this weekend that I had to get it on paper.
Also, pen and paper. I used these when I unplugged, and it definitely helped me get back into one of the projects.
What else I've been up to.
Pretty much everything above. The blog tour finished, and I had a lot of fun with it. You can check out the links if you'd like here. There are videos, teasers, playlists, interesting interviews, reviews etc. I also updated Fierce (hence all that formatting), so to celebrate, it's on sale for 0.99 cents for a few more days (amazon link).
Oh, and NA Alley relaunched. I co-founded NA Alley a few years ago, and I'm super excited to see what this relaunch will bring!
I've also found Outlander (the show, and I just started the book). I'm in love. My grandma would have loved the show (I have shelves full of her Scottish romance novels), and not only do I enjoy the story (and certain actors...), I also like how it reminds me of her, as though we can have another link even though she isn't here.
Look forward to catching up with everyone! Just FYI, I'll be trying to get around to all the posts, but due to my work schedule today, it may be kind of late.
Happy writing and reading!