So my bestie Sarah Kettles has been really awesome about writing her WuW posts every week, and I decided to get back on the train. (I mean, I’ve only done one of these before, so it’s not like it’s much of a TRAIN. But still. Back on it.) So. Without further ado…
WHAT I’M READING
I just finished THE CRIMSON CAMPAIGN by Brian McClellan, and I’m still reading THE GATEWAY THROUGH WHICH THEY CAME by Heather Marie. Two very different books, but both are (slash were) awesome!
WHAT I’M WRITING
I’ve pretty much stalled on the Circus Book over the last week. I know I need to make more forward progress, but these silly plot bunnies keep jumping out at me! I need to find a way to work consistently, or else this book will NEVER be finished. I don’t want to abandon it, because I’m SO happy with what I have right now. I just wish my progress was a bit faster.
I’m also plotting a murder mystery/thriller set in a small seaside town, so that’s been fun, too! Right now there’s no magic (GASP SHOCK) but knowing me, that won’t be the case for forever.
WHAT WORKS FOR ME
When I was drafting A MAGIC DARK & BRIGHT (the book I’m currently querying), I wrote most consistently when I was waking up at 5AM. Sooo. Maybe I need to do that again? The hardest part about that is actually getting out of bed! It’s SO DARK at 5AM. But that’s also part of the reason why I get so much done–at 5AM, there are no distractions. I’m going to try it tomorrow-wish me luck.
WHAT ELSE I’VE BEEN UP TO
PitMad was yesterday! That was awesome–I ended up with several requests and saw SO many pitches that I want to read RIGHT NOW. It’s so inspiring!
I’ve also been designing my little heart out–my freelance workload has been HEAVY lately. (Maybe that’s why I haven’t been able to write so much?) The latest cover I designed, for Danielle Ellison’s STORM, was revealed this week:
I also designed some bookplates for Lisa Maxwell this week! I’m pretty partial to them–you can learn how to score one of your own on her blog!