children's writer

What's Up Wednesday

Jan 7, 2015
What's Up Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jaime Morrow and Erin Funk.

WHAT I'M READING
I'm currently reading Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott. It's quite inspiring. I'm having a blast highlighting quotes to share later. Seriously, most of the book is highlighted in yellow. It's that good. I highly recommend it if you're looking for a good book on writing.


WHAT I'M WRITING
For the past few weeks I've had writer's block. I've tried to write but nothing feels right. I guess I just haven't found the right project yet. Anne Lamott, in Bird by Bird, says when you feel like you can't write it's because that project isn't one you're completely passionate about.

I'll have to take it bird by bird.

WHAT WORKS FOR ME
Schedules. Writing in the morning. Pinterest. I also read something the other day that I think might help, writing to music. You play the same piece every time you sit down to write. I'll definitely give it a try.

WHAT ELSE IS NEW
I put my MG up on Wattpad to read for free. I'm a little addicted to refreshing my profile, but it's been great so far, definitely encouraging.

January Goals and TBR

Jan 1, 2015
I always look forward to the start of a new year. It's a chance to begin anew, start fresh. This is where my journey begins, here, on this blog. I neglected it in 2014, but this year I plan to be around a lot more. I think it's good and healthy to share my thoughts every now and then.

These are my goals for the month of January:

Read at least 4 books 
Blog 2x per week 
Start on a new WIP 

That's it. Three simple bookish and writerly goals. They should be pretty easy to achieve. I can't wait to report back at the end of the month to see how well I've done. As well as wanting to read four books, I'm doing the Popsugar Reading Challenge.

These are the books I hope to read this month:

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
The Secret Hum of a Daisy by Tracy Holczer
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Cobweb Empire by Vera Nazarian

I hope to knock some of the challenges off the list soon enough. I think this will be an exciting year in reading and writing.