Posted on March 5 2014 in writing
Once a week, I join a blog hop for writers called What's Up Wednesday, started by the lovely Jaime Morrow and Erin Funk. If you'd like to join in, you can learn more on Jaime's website.
What I'm reading
A couple of weekends ago, I read THE LOST PLANET by my fellow YA Buccaneer Rachel Searles. It was. So. Good. I couldn't put it down. (Don't you love it when that happens?)
Here's the review I shared on Goodreads:
What a fun book! THE LOST PLANET is action-packed right from the start, and all of the details are fantastically well done. Spaceships, aliens, moons, mud-covered planets - Searles knocks the setting and descriptions out of the park. The cast of characters is great too, and I found myself invested in Chase's story from page one. Although this book is technically MG, I'd recommend it to all kid, teen, and adult readers who love adventure books - especially space adventures. I can't wait to read more in this series!
You guys need to read this one. It's amazing and wonderful, and I learned that Rachel is way, way too cool for me. :)
I also started reading a manuscript for a friend, and I'm super-excited about it. Can't say more right now, but I'm sure I'll be gushing about it soon. ;)
The YA Buccaneers are hosting a Spring Writing Bootcamp. How it works: From now until May 31st, you set writing goals for yourself, share them on your blog, then check in for giveaway entries and good karma. I love this kind of thing, and I so need some writerly peeps to help me trudge through my revisions. You can see my goals for the Spring Writing Bootcamp here.
Want to join? We'd love to have you! Jump in here.
What's inspiring me right now
The response for the Spring Writing Bootcamp has blown me away! I love the online writing community! :)
What else I've been up to
We went climbing in Indian Creek last week - yay! - plus our usual hiking and exploring the desert. I also started going to my local yoga studio. I tend to practice at home, but it's been nice having company. Plus, it's always great to have someone around to check your form.
How about you? What's new with you this week?