What’s Up Wednesday is a weekly blog hop to keep in touch with other writers on this writing journey. Check it out on Jaime Morrow’s blog here if you’d like to take part, too!
What I’m reading...
Lives of Girls and Women by Alice Munro
I’ve read many of Alice Munro’s short story collections, but it wasn’t until she won the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature that I learned she’d written a novel. I had to get my hands on it!
Just Kids by Patti Smith
This one appealed to me since I’ve known my two best friends (one of whom is my husband) since we were kids. None of us have become famous though...yet! ;) But we're famous in each other's lives. :)
What I’m writing... I’m finishing up novella #2, getting ready for novella #3, and working on short stories.
What inspires me right now... I'm inspired by my 9-year-old nephew who won a writing contest at his school. I'm a proud auntie!!
What else I’ve been up to... Are you doing the A to Z Blogging Challenge? It starts this upcoming Tuesday, April 1, and there’s still time to sign up! Click here to find out what blogging from A to Z is all about. If you want to participate, click here for the sign-up list.
My 2014 A to Z theme is The Writer’s Inspiration! I made my posts short and sweet this year: each post will be a sentence or two on how a writer got the idea for one of his or her books. Your job is to guess (asking a friend or searching the internet is okay, too!) both the book and the author in the comments...and there's a prize, woohoo! The post title isn’t necessarily a clue. Actually, I think it’s a clue only five or six times.
I have a fun gift package for the winner! If there’s a tie, I’ll write the names on paper, put in a bowl, and have my husband pick one. You have one day to give your answer in the comments; I’ll reveal each day’s book and author on the following day. For each correct answer you’ll receive a point. Whoever receives the most points is the winner!
I hope you know your books and authors! It’s going to be fun!
What are you reading and writing? What inspires you right now? What shenanigans are you up to? Are you participating in the A to Z Blogging Challenge?
I hope you’re having a wonderful week, Zigzaggers!! HAPPY SPRING!!!