What's Up Wednesday!

It's time for another What's Up Wednesday! Join in at Jaime and Erin's blogs :D

What I'm Reading 

Still going through the Tomorrow series.  Coming to the end of book four now.  It's kind of funny, re-reading all of this and examining what parts I remember, what I definitely don't and what bits I've muddled up.  Granted I haven't read these books for at least a decade, but it just goes to show how poor the human memory can be... and how good too :P

What I'm Writing

RainyCity!Story is coming out quite slowly, but that's probably because I'm distracted by life :P That being said, I have worked on it every day ^_^ I'm editing Space!Story too, but I'm questioning the wisdom of writing a book in 3rd person past tense while editing one in 1st person present.  Hmmm... But it's been so nice to go back to Space!Story. I really love the MC's voice.  I've had a little over two weeks away from the book and I've actually missed it! That's got to be a good sign, right? ^_^

What Else I'm Up To

Today I met my new violin teacher.  She's so lovely and kind and made me feel so good about my progress.  I've been learning for nearly seven months now and I'm getting better at reading music.  I
like to think of it as reading another language.  Of course I have to be super grateful to my previous teacher who gave me a really solid grounding. She's awesome too!

Also, HELLO SUMMER! Break out the shorts and the suncream! Gotta love being a ginger :P

Still only (heehee) on seven viewings for Star Trek Into Darkness, but I think my eighth is on the way.  I went to the cinema so much in May that one of the big chains rewarded me with concession stand freebies ^^; Hahahahaha!

What Inspires Me

Oooh what to choose, what to choose...

Firstly ohmigosh summer sunset.  It's so pretty!

Way to go phone camera!

And then awesome music for anyone writing that epic final battle scene:


Have a great week everyone!

Comments

  1. I love your dedication to seeing Star Trek: Into Darkness tons of times. That is just awesome! Flopping back and forth between different POVs and tenses would be super challenging! I suppose it would help with distinguishing between the projects you're working on.

    Reading music is totally like learning another language. You always feel like there's more that you can learn too. Picking up the mandolin and the snare drum has been challenging because it takes what you know about reading music and kind of plays around with it. Fun, but tough! :)

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    1. Hmmm... dedication or obsession? Hard to tell...

      Well, so far so good. It's definitely keeping the stories quite separate in my mind.

      I definitely feel the gaps in my music-reading knowledge right now and I'm loving filling them in ^_^

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  2. I wish I could go see that movie tons of times! I absolutely loved it when I went to see it.

    Good luck with your violin lessons! The violin is a beautiful instrument. My cousin plays and she loves it too. And I love that picture of the sunset! The sky looks amazing. :)

    Good luck with your stories!(:

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    1. I knew I'd be seeing it several times so I had to prepare my bank balance accordingly :P

      Thanks ^_^

      The sky was amazing! I love a good summer sunset ^_^

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  3. I would definitely get confused working on two books with different tenses ... It already confuses when I read and write different tenses.
    OMG! I haven't seen it yet! *cries* I can't wait to see it!
    Oooooo, and that song is amazing! :)

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    1. I hope you get to see it soon! It's SOOOO GOOOOOOOD!

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  4. I haven't been to the movies since January, but I am finally going tomorrow! To see The Great Gatsby. I must try and get to see Star Trek too though - I take it you think it's worth seeing ;)

    It sounds like you'e busy with the writing! Good luck!

    Yay for the sun being out, now if it could just stop being so windy here!

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    1. Noooo, see Star Trek instead! It's the best!

      We get a lot of sea breezes too, but when it dies down... aaaah, warmth!

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  5. Oh goodness, I know all about the need for sunblock! I always think, hey, maybe this will be the year my dad's Italian blood asserts itself and I get a tan...but no, year after year, my Irishness holds fast and I burn, then spend the rest of the summer dripping with SPF-50! Stay protected!

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    1. I burn in about fifteen minutes so I don't leave the house without suncream. Oh well!

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  6. So we call it "suncream" in the UK? I'm traveling there soon, so maybe that is good to know... Good luck juggling 3rd and 1st POV's at the same time! If you keep a different head-space going for each, I bet it's doable. :)

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    1. Suncream or sunblock, yup! Have a great trip over here!

      So far, so good! I think the 1st/3rd difference is what's keeping the tenses straight.

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  7. You know, I've never considered how difficult it might be to switch back and forth between POV/tenses when working on two WIPs. I generally can't work on more than one project at a time, so that sounds even more complicated to my teeny brain. I hear ya on being a ginger. I'm so pasty I start to burn within 5 minutes, or I turn into one huge freckle. When I was out yesterday, I think I got too much sun--no sunburn due to the sunscreen, but boy did I feel fried afterward. Good luck on your writing endeavors this week and your violin lessons!

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    1. I always find editing draining so to write alongside it gives me some variety.

      Oh gosh, all my summer freckles have come back out ^^; It's very odd. As soon as it's cold again, they'll go back into hiding.

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  8. That's a lot of Star Trek! But I don't blame you, I really loved that movie. :D

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    1. ME TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

      :D

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  9. Oh I loved the Tomorrow series! Read it for the first time 11 years ago and still regularly re-read!
    That's so cool you're playing violin! I played for 6 years when I was younger but gave up - really wish I hadn't! Keep practicing, you'll be a whiz in no time :)

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    1. This is the first time I've re-read it start to finish and I'm loving it. One of the greatest YA series of all time, methinks.

      If you ever get the chance you should totally pick it back up!

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  10. I watched the new Star Trek movie and loved it... so awesome.

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  11. Congratulations on your progress with your violin lessons!!! Yes, learning to read music is exactly like learning another language - I wholeheartedly agree! I played the violin for over 18 years - first, because my mother had made me when I was an age where the violin was bigger than me...but then it grew on me and I loved it! Keep at it - I promise it does get easier every day you go!

    And best of luck working on both of your books in two different tenses. Oy - that sounds like a challenge if I've ever heard one!

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    1. Thanks for the advice ^_^ Every time another part of playing becomes easier I'm like "oooooh, that's it!" and it feels great!

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  12. Isn't this weather great! Need to make the most out of our little burst of summer. England can't hold onto it for too long. ^^

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  13. Spending time away from a story also makes me long for it too. That IS a good sign! Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks! I'm feeling very excited about it again!

      Have an awesome weekend yourself!

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  14. How great that you're taking violin lessons. I've always wanted to play piano - my son takes lessons (from our neighbor); my daughter will start in the fall. Maybe I should take it up. I played the flute for years so I already know how to read music - it's playing with two hands (and your feet) that is the challenge for me. To say I lack coordination would be an understatement. :)

    LOVE that sunset picture!

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    1. Definitely take it up! I *nearly* chose piano but violin has always been my passion. It's such a great challenge and I love using my brain for something new ^_^

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  15. Learning to read music is a lot like learning to read another language! It's been a few years since I played my flute, but I still remember how to read music. I have a feeling that's something that won't ever go away.

    I read one of the Tomorrow books at one point - I think I read the last one by accident in middle school, not realizing it was a series. I bought the first book recently at a used book sale so I'm planning to read the series from start to finish since I've heard it's very good.

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    1. I guess it takes so much effort to learn how to do it I guess you burn it into your brain ^_^

      Ooh, you definitely should. It's one of the best series you'll ever read.

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  16. Into Darkness was awesome. I'll have to plan more trips to the cinema to try to catch up to your epic number of viewings.

    I wish I knew violin! I'm a flautist, but I've always loved violin (and now, with Lindsey Sterling, I so want to be her!) I'm glad to hear about your progress.

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    1. I knooooow! I love it so much! <3

      Isn't she amazing?! What an inspiration! Thanks for being so supportive! And the flute is a beautiful instrument. We shan't discuss the terrible sounds I made come out of one the last time I tried :P

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