What’s Up Wednesday

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Hey all, it’s been a while since I’ve done WuW, but thought I’d stop by this week 🙂

What’s Up Wednesday is a weekly blog hop created by Jaime Morrow and Erin Funk, to help connect writers on this writing journey. If you’d like to join us, check out the blogs each week, get to know some of the other writers taking part, and spread some writerly love! 

What I’m Reading

I just finished The Park Service by Ryan Winfield (read the review here). I am currently reading two ARCs for review from Netgalley–Altaica by Tracy M. Joyce, and Feuds by Avery Hastings. I am about 70% done with Altaica and am really liking it so far. It is one of the few YA epic fantasies I have read, but it really good so far. I will keep y’all posted 🙂

What I’m Writing

If you didn’t know already, I am participating in CampNaNoWriMo this year, my first NaNoWriMo event ever. So far, despite the ups and downs, it’s been a great experience! I have written over 10,000 words for Nightfire and have almost 33k total–over halfway there! (You can read my CampNaNo updates here).

What Inspires Me

Other media–books, TV, movies. Stories. I’ve been reading a lot lately, and have found all kinds of good words and phrases to use. I also love TV shows, and (gasp) sometimes appreciate them as much as books. They were written too! Right now I’m in love with Defiance on Syfy, which might sound super nerdy but it’s really a great show. Surprisingly deep characters, real, raw emotions, some awesome world-building, and a great story.

What Else I’m Up To

Well I just got back from our first family vacation in a couple years, and it was great! Minus it storming our second day, and me getting terribly sunburned (of course). It was awesome to spend a few days with family and boyfriend enjoying the sun, sand, and surf–and each other, of course. 🙂 I didn’t even mind the 10 hour drive!

I also started packing up boxes to move out for the first time in two weeks! I am excited, but also a bit nervous as I have never been on my own before and have no idea what to expect. I know it will be good though, and I will still be close to home. Ready to start this new chapter of my life 🙂

Have a good week!

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17 thoughts on “What’s Up Wednesday

  1. Good luck with your move! Hope it all goes smoothly and you are able to settle in well. 🙂 Good for you for taking on Camp NaNo. Sometimes it’s nice just to have something that gives you that little extra push to get some writing done. I’ve never “won” NaNo, but I’ve always gotten a lot out of it. Have a wonderful week!

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  2. Have fun with your move! I’m sure it’ll be great living on your own 🙂 (No one to nag you when you’re up writing till the wee hours…)
    Good luck with NaNo! I’m sure you’ll do fantastic. 😀 33k is a lot, considering you’re aiming for around 60k.
    Have a lovely week!

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    • Thank you 🙂 And haha, I get being a night owl from my mom, so she’s up until the wee hours with me 😉 Thank you very much! It feels like a lot, but I also realize how far I still have to go. Have a great week!

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  3. Congrats on the word count! Always awesome when you exceed your own expectations 🙂 I hate moving. Hubby and I have moved 4 times in the past five years for my education and his job. We’re planning on staying at our current place until we have enough money to buy a house. Moving can be exciting, but it’s always very stressful, and my cat hate it. Actually my cats enjoy the part about packing everything because there’s lots of boxes and paper to tear up X3 They just don’t like the actual day of moving. Vacations can be fun. My sister is getting married next month on the other side of the country. I’m looking forward to that ^^

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    • Thanks so much! Yes 🙂 Haha! Cats and boxes. I don’t mind moving, I actually kind of enjoy the packing process since it helps me prepare mentally and not feel anxious. But I am definitely not looking forward to moving day in late July, in over 100 degree Texas heat o__0 Awesome! Sounds fun 🙂 Have a great week!

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  4. Best wishes with your move, Victoria! It’ll be fantastic! Also, you’re doing so incredibly well with Camp NaNo, especially considering how busy you’ve been. I hope you’re able to hang on to your momentum through your move. Have a great week, lady!

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  5. There’s nothing wrong with appreciating TV shows as much as books! Although it’s debatable whether TV shows would be appreciated as much if they’d been books first, but that’s a whole different story. Adaptations always seem to be worse than the original.
    Good luck with your move! That’s definitely a scary thought, but I’m sure it’ll be just fine, especially since you’re still close to home 🙂

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    • Thank you for agreeing! Haha. Adaptations are 99% of the time worse than the original. But yes, it won’t be bad, just hard not having any idea what to expect. I’m looking forward to it though 🙂 Thanks!

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  6. What?! You’re moving out? That’s awesome! My first time on my own was insane, but by far one of the best moves I’ve made as far as “life-changing decisions” go. I wish you all the best!

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