I also found a new one to (attempt) to partake in: WRITE Wednesday.
WRITE Wednesday is hosted by Poppy Simeri and Vera James, and is a weekly blog hop. Check out their blogs to get more info about WW or to join the blog hop. I really loved seeing what everyone else was up to in the WUW posts, so I'm looking forward to this.
WHAT AM I
- WRITING: I finished up rewriting an old project. It started as a 'revision'. It turned into a complete rewrite. It ended up taking me much longer than planned because of that--I mean, seriously, nothing of the old draft was used, and EVERYTHING was changed--but I'm happy with the end result. Now, I'm diving back into the next Whatever It Takes novel (Shane's book). Also happy to report a third WIT book is also in the works.
- READING: I'm reading The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma and Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. Aren't these covers just gorgeous?
- INSPIRATION: My siblings. I'm just so proud of them. They're amazing. They and the rest of my family always give me such inspiration and encouragement.
- THINKING AHEAD: Ummmm... Shane's book. That's all I got for this.
- ENCOURAGING: This week, I would have to say progress and feedback. Be it in the gym--adding a rep for weights or feeling when I finally got that specific kick right or even getting constructive criticism in the gym because that tells me my coach/partner knows I can do better. The same goes for writing. Getting that positive feedback is always encouraging, but I think the constructive criticism can be as well. If anything, it means I know I can do better and so do my friends and that's encouraging. I know I sometimes give encouragement the same way. If I spend my time pushing you in some way, generally it means I care about you and know you can get to the next level.
I just wanted to go back to the writing section for a bit to say I am sorry that's Shane's book progress has been slow! There was another project that had to get completed. I am back at it now, though. My break (and by break I mean decrease in hours, not stopping completely) in boxing/mma/kb happened mainly as the result of a few things going on at once (book things, job things, gym closing down things, having to find a new gym things, injuries that needed healing time things, those sort of things) but I think it also ended up being helpful. You know when you're into something so deep it's like you forget how to breathe? Or you forget how to do anything else that's outside of that realm? You live it, you sleep it, you eat it, you breathe it? Between spending an enormous amount of time in the gym and writing fight-related books, I think I definitely needed to reground myself a bit. And, as strange as it sounds, I needed to re-find myself in regards to my particular martial arts views/expectations/beliefs as I searched for a new gym home and I had to step back to be able to dig deep. And now that I've done that, it's time to give back into the boxing/mma/kb :) Anyway, I'm feeling rejuvenated to not only get back into my gym routine but also to tell Shane's story.
What have you guys been up to? What's your WRITE?