What's Up Wednesday: 11.20.13

What's Up Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by my ever-so-lovely YA writer friends, Jaime Morrow and Erin L. Funk. The idea? Well, it's a great opportunity to touch base once a week with all of our blog friends and let them know what's up. Should you wish to join, head on over to Jaime's blog and sign up with the link widget at the bottom of her post! 


I finished ALLEGIANT by Veronica Roth a week ago. Ummmm, yeah. I'm still not happy with the end for purely selfish reasons, but overall I enjoyed it and am sad the series has come to a close. I'll be posting my official review over at the YA Buccaneers on 12/6 -- AND:

I'll be giving away an AUTOGRAPHED copy of ALLEGIANT for December's giveaway!

So if you haven't read it or just want a hard cover / autographed copy, make sure to stop on by the YA Buccaneers in December and enter!

I also just finished WINGER by Andrew Smith last night. While I thought the voice was sometimes a little over the top, the first 2/3 of the book was a lot of fun and oh, so boy! But...I'm not quite hooked on the ending (guess that's my thing lately!). Not because of necessarily what happened, but because it all just happened too fast. Felt too rushed. Regardless, it was still a good read and one I turned through pretty quickly.

Up next: I'm diving back in to ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell. I started this one last month but for some reason or another I put it aside. But I know this one is going to be good and I must get to it before the end of the year!


I decided to participate in this month's YA Buccaneers Walk The Plank flash fiction challenge. I love writing flash fiction -- even more, when there are specific challenges you must include along the way. You can check out my submit here and if you're interesting in joining, hop on over to the YA Buccaneers for all the details!

I've also been busy working on revisions and I think they're coming together nicely! I had a brainstorm video chat with one of my CP's and am really happy with some of the ideas that spawned from it (thanks, B.!).

A word from our sponsor - eh em: if you're in need of some inspiration to write this month - especially if you're partaking in NaNo - the YA Buccaneers are upping the ante on the number of Word Sprints for the entire month. Check out the YA Buccaneers site or #YABWordSprint on Twitter to find out upcoming dates / times.


Since the list format worked so well for my last WUW post, here goes again:

  • Friends
  • CP's
  • Family
  • Good books
  • GREAT books
  • Nine months off to write, run, query, vacation, race, sign with an agent, and revise
  • Getting ready for the Holidays


  • Revisions
  • Amazing job opportunities (***more to come on that!)
  • Helping my sister move
  • Hopefully CATCHING FIRE this weekend!
  • Dinner with great friends
  • Christmas shopping
  • Revisions
  • Friends