What’s Up Wednesday #4

RobotWhat’s Up Wednesday is a weekly meme geared toward readers and writers, allowing us to touch base with blog friends and let them know what’s up. Should you wish to join us, you will find the link widget at the bottom of Jaime’s post. We really hope you will take part!

What I’m Reading

In the last week I have devoured ASUNDER by Jodi Meadows and the much talked about THE WINNER’S CURSE by Maria Rutkoski. Both were fantastic reads and highly recommended.

I’m already part way through INFINITE, the sequel to ASUNDER, and finishing up THE LADY THIEF by A.G. Gaughen, which is the sequel to SCARLET, a re-imagining of the legend of Robin Hood with Will Scarlet written as a girl posing as a boy. So, SO good! I can’t recommend SCARLET enough.

Next up is WE WERE LIARS by E. Lockhart. I brought it for the school library and decided to sample it over half-term. I’ve heard only wonderful things about it, so let’s hope it lives up to the hype as THE WINNER’S CURSE did.

What I’m writing

When I’m not at the day job, I’m holed away in my writing cave rewriting the first half of SOULBOUND. June 30th is my deadline for getting this first draft done, and I’m hopeful that if I keep plugging away, I’ll make it. Already looking forward to revisions – is that weird? I’ve just been working on this draft for SO LONG now – coming up on two years – that sometimes it feels like I’ll never get there. But I will. I know I will.

What Inspires Me Right Now

Reading awesome books – and making more time to do so – keeping a writing journal, and finally being able to see the light at the end of the tunnel with SOULBOUND. Nothing can keep me away from my writing cave right now.

What Else Have I Been Up To?

I have this week off – working in a school means that I get loads of holidays – so have been catching up on all the stuff that gets neglected during term time like visiting family and deep cleaning. Hence why I’m finally updating this blog. We’ve had family staying with us for a month, which was lovely, but we’re glad to finally have the house back to ourselves again – and just have some space, really.

We saw Godzilla on Saturday, and I was hugely disappointed. I expected more… and it just wasn’t there. Oh, well. But we did catch the trailer for Jupiter Ascending, and that looks fantastic! We’ll definitely be seeing that at the pictures soon enough.

Now that the weather is improving (well, when it’s not slinging it down like today), we’re walking almost every day and exploring the overgrown hollow right at the top of our street. We find a new route every time. It’s lovely.