What’s Up Wednesday


What’s Up Wednesday is a weekly meme geared toward readers and writers, allowing us to touch base with blog friends and let them know what’s up. Should you wish to join us, you will find the link widget at the bottom of Jaime or Erin’s blog.

What I’m Reading


Defiance by C.J. Redwine. I actually just finished this last night, as I finished my writing quarantine after I reached my monthly (which I exceeded! Woo 🙂 I went on a little bit of a reading binge (whoops). While it took me a little while to warm up to this book, it wasn’t long until I was hooked. Especially loved the ending, and can’t wait to get the next one!

What I’m Writing

I am currently a little over 30k into writing the sequel to my manuscript. As I said, I was in writing quarantine/frenzy until I finished my monthly. Now I’m taking a little breather outside of minor tweaks here and there to keep myself working and involved. But of course, inspiration has struck again with a possibly crazy or genius idea that could change both the original and the sequel. I am very excited to delve into that 🙂

What Inspires Me Right Now

I am constantly inspired by what I’m reading, and what other authors are doing. This week I was inspired by a lot of C.J Redwine’s beautiful prose and poignant lines. I was also inspired this week by my psychology class, specifically learning about defense mechanisms. These gave me insight into my characters as deep, complex people with pasts and ways of handling things, and partly inspired the upcoming crazy/genius change that may involve repressed memories, a betrayal, and a suicide that turns out to be a murder (gasp). And as always, I am continuously inspired by art and music (if you want to check out more inspiration for both art and writing, check out my board on Pinterest, http://www.pinterest.com/victoria_elaine/inspiration-writing/)

What Else I’m Up To

Lately, I have been more or less healthy (knock on wood) though I did pay for it by being sick 80% of the month of March. So for now, I am enjoying my good health: girls night, Ellie Goulding concert, painting, much needed date night with boyfriend. But I am also frantically trying to catch up with my courses, while fighting to stay motivated and persevere until the end of the semester (five more weeks!) Currently, I am about to write an essay, then leaving to meet a friend for coffee and later watch Catching Fire (which I could never get tired of). Making the most of my good health while I can 🙂

Happy Wednesday everyone!


15 thoughts on “What’s Up Wednesday

  1. Ellie!
    I have to admit, I have a bit of a crush on Ellie Goulding. She’s in my jogging playlist more than a few times!
    Here’s to a great April, health, writing and social life wise!


  2. Congrats again on meeting your monthly goal. Can’t wait to hear more about this crazy and/or genius ideas you had! Those are always scary and exciting at the same time. Love it!


  3. DEFIANCE has been sitting on my bedside table for ages now. You’ve reminded me that I really need to get around to reading it. That’s what happens when my TBR list gets so out of control though! I’m jealous that you got to go to an Ellie Goulding concert. I have a few of her songs on both my writing and exercise playlists. Good luck with this crazy/genius change in your stories! Sounds intriguing!


  4. I love it when new ideas strike to make my WIPs better. I haven’t read CJ’s book, but I love her blogging and twitter account, so I should. But dystopians… I don’t feel so great about them. But redhead heroines I do love so I should get on that.


    • Yes! Those are the best 🙂 Her voice and storytelling are amazing, and it has a lot more fantasy/magic elements than regular dystopian, IMO so it doesn’t feel so cliche. Redheads are my favorite! First heroine I fell in love with was Alanna from Tamora Pierce’s books. Worth the read!


  5. Possibly crazy and genius ideas are the best kind! I hope they take your story (stories?) in interesting directions. It’s amazing how so many things in our lives–in this case, your psychology class–influence our writing. Inspiration comes from so many cool places. Have a wonderful week writing-wise and otherwise! Oh, and thanks for swinging by and taking part in WUW. 🙂


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