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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

What's Up Wednesday

It's WEDNESDAY!!! And  that means it's time for another episode of this wonderful weekly blog hop sponsored by Jaime and Erin. Through this hop, us writerly folks have a chance to touch base with each other and simply say What's Up!

This week. . .

1) What I'm Reading. ..

Every Monday until around mid-November, the lovely Crystal Collier is handing out virtual cheese and giving out free copies of her YA paranormal romance MOONLESS over on Amazon in celebration of the release of her 2nd book in the series SOULLESS. I've read both (am actually even reviewing this next Monday), but am in the process of reading them again. Yep, I like them.

Also, I'm reading THE LOST ORPHANS by N.W. Harris.

2) What I'm Writing. . .

Not much. Not good? Well, firstly, I've been sick (some stupid cold/flu thingy), and I can't write when that happens. But another reason is that I have the feeling I've been writing on my other two MSs SO long (due to that international move earlier this year) that I've driven them into the ground. They need a break. Big time. So I'm contemplating shelving them for a little while and working on something else to let in some fresh air.

3) What Works For Me. . .

Lol! Can I say nothing this week? I'll just say sitting back, drinking lots of hot tea and dreaming. The key word here is dreaming. Without those dreams and letting those wonderful ideas flow through our head, us writers are stuck on a storyless sand barge.

4) What Else I've Been Up To. . .

Those wonderful neighbors of ours called up this weekend and wanted to know if we would like to go collect walnuts. So now, I have 6 buckets of walnuts drying in my milk barn. Yes, these are definitely neighbors who help our food supply. . .and keep me busy.

Being sick. . .but that doesn't count.

Oh, I now have a Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/pages/TDrecker/499386616859243
If you follow, drop me a note and I'll follow back. But I must warn, I'm new to this and don't really know what I'm doing.

Otherwise, life's been pretty quiet. Which is good too, sometimes.

And what about you? Like walnuts? Take a walk through the leaves yet? Picked out your pumpkin for Halloween?  What's up with you?


  1. I actually just reviewed SOULLESS on my blog today. I couldn't wait, I had to read it in one sitting.

  2. Ack! I'm sorry you've been sick! I hope you feel better very soon. And everyone needs a break from their MS's for a while.

    Dang--I really need to move to where you are. Neighbors can supply me with random foodstuffs anytime!

    Let me know if you need any help with your FB page! :-D

  3. Sometimes it's good to take a break from a project for a while. Hope you feel better soon! :)

  4. I've been sick too :( Some stupid allergy aggravated asthma with a touch of sinusitis thing. Feel better soon!

  5. Hope you feel better soon! And yay for great neighbors. I would love some walnuts!

  6. I know what you mean about working on projects for so long that it starts to feel like you're doing more damage than good. I've done the same thing and felt the same way. I'm actually letting a few projects sit on the back burner for a time. Letting them breathe is a great idea! Hope you're feeling better soon. And that the dreaming and tea-drinking leads to awesome new ideas! :D

  7. Ooh, walnuts! I do like walnuts! *rubs hands together while I plot a free weekend to drive to your house*

    I didn't know you had been looking at those stories for so long. I can definitely understand needing something different to reset the creative process. I know the dreams will yield something amazing! ^^

  8. Hope you're feeling much better soon and you're right, sometimes the quiet times in life are just as beneficial as the exciting times.

  9. Welcome to facebook :) I'm following you now. I live at https://www.facebook.com/katescottwrites.

  10. That's a lot of nuts!
    Sorry you've been sick. Just keep kicking back.
    And if I was on Facebook I would friend you.

  11. Heading over to say hello to you on Facebook!

  12. So sorry to hear you've been sick lately, but it's nice that you've used your recuperation time to fill up on tea and daydreams. I hope some inspiration resulted and that you're on the mend! That's a tough decision to shelve your WIPs, but maybe a break will help. In the meantime, I'm crossing my fingers for you that a shiny new idea pops into your head! :)

  13. I'm not a fan of walnuts but I like to go pick pecans when we can. Sorry you've been sick. Hope you feel better.

  14. Shelving an idea or a work-in-progress for a little while can be one of the best things for it. I have a book that I was querying and it's currently shelved as I figure out what to do with it, and just knowing I don't have to think about it for now makes it so much easier to work on other things. Hope everything works out when you go back to those manuscripts. ^_^

  15. I had a story like that - worked on it for three years and revised it so much...well, it's on a shelf, BUT it's been there for over a year and I am itching to pull it down again. And have not picked out the pumpkin yet, but hopefully soon! Have a great week!

  16. I'm so excited for Crystal! I have to carve out time to read Soulless, I feel like I'm drowning in busyness lately.

    Sorry you've been sick :(
    But its okay to have that break from our MS now and then. Gonna catch you on FB now :D


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