Wednesday, June 12, 2013

What's Up Wednesday: Ready? Set! WRITE! #1

What I'm Reading

I'm usually reading more than one book at a time. Right now is no exception...I've got three books going. E book: Requiem by Lauren Oliver. Physical book: Our Song by Jordanna Fraiberg. Audio book: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater.

What I'm Writing

Thanks to tweets from Elodie Nowodazkij and Katy Upperman, I'm joining in on the Ready. Set. Write. (created by Alison Miller) fun this summer. My goal is to plan, plot and research during the month of June. Then to start writing in July and August. I'm not much of an outline, I tend to outline every few chapters. I always have an idea where I want the story to begin and end but the middle is a complete mystery. I like to let my characters take me on a ride through their lives.

What Inspires Me Right Now

Incredible books like Golden, Second Chance Summer and Amy and Rogers Epic Detour.

What Else I've Been Up To

I decided to take time off from writing to get back to another love: reading. My current MS is with one of my CPs after a round of revision. While waiting on her notes I've been reading as many books (so far I've read 8 since Memorial Day weekend) as I can while also doing a beta read for a friend.


Alison Miller said...

You are reading some of my favorite books! LOVE Lauren Oliver's series and THE RAVEN BOYS?! Love me some Gansey. Can't wait for THE DREAM THIEVES!!!

Also, so glad to have you aboard the RSW train! I hope you have a wonderful writing week!

Katy Upperman said...

I'm so glad you're joining us, Mandie! And I'm with Alison -- you're reading some awesome books right now. Lauren Oliver rocks and I adored THE RAVEN BOYS. Oh, and I ended up loving GOLDEN. You were right on about its awesomeness.

Best of luck meeting your Ready. Set. Write! goals. I'm looking forward to being writing buddies this summer. :-)

Mandie Baxter said...

Thanks ladies!!! Loving The Raven Boys!! Still getting into Requiem, but I loved the first two so I'm sure I will this one. And SO looking forward to writing with y'all this summer!

Elodie said...

I loved THE RAVEN BOYS...How is OUR SONG? Yay for you joining us and cannot wait to hear about what you´re writing <3

Jaime Morrow said...

Truth be told, I would love to take some time off writing and just read, read, read. I don't think I'll be doing that for a while with Ready. Set. WRITE! going on, but that's okay. Maybe come fall? You know, I really need to reread AMY & ROGER'S EPIC DETOUR sometime soon. Talk about the perfect summer read. :)

Good luck with your RSW goals! :)

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