Wednesday, January 28, 2015

What's Up Wednesday!

It's time again for that wonderful weekly meme sponsored by the two just as wonderful ladies, Jaime Morrow and Erin L. Funk. This hop allows us writerly/readerly folks the chance to keep in touch with each other (and heavens knows I need all the help I can get in this area!). So thank you, gals!  And if anyone else wants to join in on the fun, just head on over to their sites and join the linky.

What I've Been Reading. . .

Not much. I started THE RAVEN BOYS by Maggie Stiefvater but just couldn't get into those first pages. I've really been looking forward to reading this one and everyone claims it's amazing, so it might just have been my mood during those days. I'm going to have to give it another go soon.

What I've Been Writing. . .

I'm revising and revising!

What Works For Me. . .

Printing out the entire MS. Although most writing and revising work is done on my computer screen, there comes a point during revisions that I just have to print the entire thing out on paper and hit it with a red pen and pencil. The story reads differently on paper (sounds illogical, but it does). Next step will be to read the entire thing aloud and revise again. It's amazing how some phrases look okay on paper, but when spoken, sound unnatural.

What Else I've Been Up To. . .

Another cold! Seriously. What is up with these viruses? This time my hubs was the culprit (brought it home from work).

Otherwise, things have been quiet. That's two weeks in a row. Kind of makes me nervous. Do I see a hurricane brewing somewhere in the distance? Yep, I'm a true believer of stillness before storms. (And that's fine; I'll just have to dig out my raincoat and rubber boots)

Know what's great for storms?  BOOKS!
The talented Michael Miller just happens to be giving away one set of his TWISTED OAKS DETECTIVE SERIES in paperback form!

I read these a while back and really enjoyed them - perfect for middle grade readers who love a great mystery.

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So what about you? Read any amazing books this last week? Tons of my writing buddies have brought some out, so I know there's good ones out there! Fighting a snow storm? Know of a good printer which does need a constant refilling on the ink? And doesn't cost an ink fortune either? Do you read your MSs out loud? What's Up with you?