What’s Up Wednesdays is a blog hop hosted weekly by Jamie Morrow and Erin Funk to help authors network. You can find the rest of the WUW blog hop here
WHAT I'M READING I just finished Dogs: Bullets & Carnage #9 by Shirow Miwa, a SF dystopic manga with a lot of violence and fascinating characters. Also finished No.6 #5 by Atsuko Asano another SF dystopia with an even better story line. And I finished finished The Undertaking of Lily Chen by Danica Novgorodoff. This was a wild story based on the idea of Ghost Brides in China. If they can’t find a recently dead grave to rob, Deshi is going to have to kill Lily to get a ghost bride for his brother. The story was interesting. The art was horrid. And lastly I finished As Chimney Sweeps Come to Dust by Alan Bradley. I love Flavia de Luce, a 12 year old girl into chemistry, poisons and mystery solving (but this is not written as a YA). This one wasn’t as good but I did enjoy it a lot.
Still working on Wheel of Stars by Andre Norton, an old urban fantasy I pulled off my 30+ year old TBR pile. It’s not up to Norton’s usual caliber. I just need to get this done!
WHAT I'M WRITING (+ ONE WRITING GOAL) *
I’m on Spring Break so writing has been sporadic. I’m still waiting on a couple first readers for Blood Red Roulette. I did get more worked on this. I found more problems but now that I see them I can work on them.
I also started another m/m/m story set locally with an eye on an anthology from Wayward Ink. And along with this yet another m/m/m story set in a 1800s tech fantasy world popped up. Apparently it’s a race to the finish in my brain.
But I did get a lot of writing done. I got 5135 words so that’s great.
My goal for next week is to work more on Blood Red Roulette and the two m/m/m stories. No word count goals, just to get something done.
WHAT WORKS FOR ME Talking things out. I do a lot of talking plot snags with my friends has really helped me. They see things from different angles. Often I get fixes that really work plus three or four new ideas as I go. I would be no where without being able to do that and I’m really missing it as friends move off to various parts of social media where we shout out into the void and hope some one sees and eschews the more private forms for communication.
WHAT ELSE IS NEW
My internet was out last week. I DID do a WUW post but couldn’t share it.
You can see it here For that matter, I’m not sure if my internet is back.
I sold a short story, A Wolf in the Fold about an incubus to Wayward Ink’s Of Heaven and Hell anthology. I’m glad to be working with a new publisher. Don’t get me wrong, I love working with Dreamspinner, but getting in with another group is a good thing.