What's Up Wednesday is a weekly blog hop hosted by Jaime Morrow and Erin Funk in the hopes of bringing writers together on our crazy journeys. If you're interested in finding out more about this blog hop and/or joining us you can read more about it here!
WHAT I'M READING: I'm still working my way through Game of Thrones (I think I can. I think I can.) I am also reading, and hopefully finishing today, Numbers by Rachel Ward. It's a pretty interesting read. I wouldn't say it is going to become my new favorite, but so far I've really enjoyed it. I love first person narration from sarcastic characters.
WHAT I'M WRITING: I added 1,147 words to The Homecoming Court yesterday, which is super impressive considering I spent literally the entire day watching Nintendo's E3 live stream so I only ended up writing for a little under an hour. I have a goal of writing at least another 1,000 today and I'd like to finish up the character bio for Erin. I'm getting close to the actual competition starting and I'm super excited to start writing the crazier scenes!
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW: I've been following the twitter conversations (primarily tweets by Maureen Johnson; if you're not following her you're doing twitter wrong my friend) about the subtle sexism and not-so-subtle condescension in the recent articles about John Green and how he has apparently "saved" the YA genre (note that I adore John Green and know that he has been openly speaking out against these implications). I am loving seeing so many writers and readers coming together to tell the world that YA does not need saving and that it is a legitimate and widely diverse genre that anyone should be proud to read and write. It has made me even more excited about finishing up my own novel so that someday I might join the list of YA authors that I love so much. Long live YA!
WHAT ELSE I'VE BEEN UP TO: My new blog launched this week!
The Pop Cultist is officially up and running and I'm so excited! You can check it out here!
I also went to see The Fault In Our Stars last Thursday and it is amazing; I highly recommend it. I also highly recommend you bring tissues and lots of them.
And last but not least I spent all day yesterday watching the Nintendo E3 live stream and fangirling over all the new games coming out in the next year. It is going to be a good year for Nintendo fans, and a bad year for my bank account. You can read my top 5 highlights from the showcase on my other blog: here!