What's Up Wednesday!

Welcome to What's Up Wednesday, Jaime and Erin's weekly review!

What I'm Reading

On the penultimate book of the Tomorrow series now.  I've really loved re-reading it.  Noooot to sure what I'll pick up when I'm done. Maybe Peter James' latest offering.  Hmmm... well, we'll see!

What I'm Writing

RainyCity!Story hit an action scene and came along veeeery nicely XD I have to admit the going is quite slow on that story, but when I sit down to work on it, the words flow. It's nice to have a change of pace every now and then.

Space!Story's newest edit is going well too.  The beginning section feels quite solid but I know the middle needs some serious work.  Hopefully I'll get some work done on that today.

What Else I'm Up To

Ginger. Molasses. Cookies.  I received a recipe and made them and now I have a new favourite cookie in my life. Oh. My. GOSH. THEY ARE SOOOOOO TASTY! Although Molasses proved quite hard to hunt down and I eventually found them in a health food shop... er... okaaaaay? I might have to start jogging instead of walking my daily 2 miles though...

What Inspires Me

I love it when my iPod's shuffle mode pours liquid perfection down my ears in the form of a playlist put together so well I'm still half-convinced the damn thing has mind-reading technology built into it.

It put this slow, haunting piece of music:


Next to this bombastic, all hell's breaking loose track:


Aaaaaaaah lovely! Very inspiring!

Have a fantastic week everyone!

Comments

  1. Liquid perfection - LOVE!

    Also, I LOVE the names you have for your stories. Very curious about them and I wish you the best with your writing this week!

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  2. Congrats on the progress on your WIPs. Yay for you! And those cookies look fabulous and are making me want something sweet! :-)

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    1. Oooh you should make some. They are SOOOO GOOD!

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  3. Hey! Send some cookies this way, please! ;)
    Congrats on progress!
    My problem with shuffle is that I end up hitting the "next" button too many times lol

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    1. I so wish I could do a cookie giveaway! Wouldn't that be lovely?

      Sometimes I do too, but there are times when my iPod's taste is impeccable!

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  4. Those cookies look delicious. And congrats on the progress with your WIP!

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    1. Thanks!

      They are sooo good! Om nom nom!

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  5. Those cookies look so freaking good, are you even kidding me? Excited for RainyCity!Story :) Hope it keeps going well and that the pace fits what you need.

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    1. *blushes* Thank you!

      Cheers! I'm hoping it continues to work too!

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  6. Cookies! =D I'd love to spend some time baking but I'm supposed to be on a diet. I daren't bring temptation into the flat. =(

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    1. ...Uuuuum... but molasses are good for you!

      Good luck with your diet ^_^

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  7. Happy to hear that your stories are both coming along nicely. And yay for a great action scene! Those cookies sounds delicious. Is molasses not easy to come by in England? When I lived in Germany, I could not find vanilla extract anywhere, which nearly drove me bonkers. (I use if for all kinds of baking.) You might have to share that recipe, Cole. ;-)

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    1. No, they aren't at all. I had to Google where to buy them in the end and boom! Health food shop. Random place to buy a type of sugar!

      Really, no vanilla extract? That is weird! Sort it out, Germany!

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  8. Lol, I don't always associate molasses with health food! I remember searching for stuff here in the US that we could only get in Italy/Europe (Nutella, once upon a time!). And then comes that weird sense of victory when we find it in a Jewish/kosher store... :P
    It sounds like you're really making progress on both of your stories! Slow isn't bad, especially if the words keep coming.

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    1. I don't at all, which is why I was so surprised to find them there!

      Yeah, I struggle for find US foods in the UK I loved when I lived there and the import price is sooooo high! I shall simply have to make do and live without my sugary treats :P

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  9. Mmmm, you had me at cookies! Glad your WIP is picking up!

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  10. Well now I know where to go looking for molasses the next time I need it! I usually just replace it with golden syrup or something...which might explain why my baking never turns out the way it's supposed to!

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    1. You're welcome! I think the molasses helped keep the cookies from getting really hard and crunchy. They are soooo soft!

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  11. Yum. Those cookies look amazing. Glad to hear you're chugging along with your WIP. I so love the Tomorrow series. It is fab.

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    1. Thanks!

      I love it too, although I don't remember the 6th book very well at all. I vaguely recalled something with kids but I'm reading it now like it's the first time all over again!

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  12. You've been baking on your off time too! I can see we'll get along very well. :)

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  13. Yummy cookies! Just the thing in this weather with a nice cup of tea :)

    Glad your writing is going well. Is rainy day story set on a rainy day or is it called that because you only work
    In it sometimes I.e a rainy day.

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    1. Oh yeeeeees, definitely with tea! Mmmm a nice cup of Assam methinks!

      It's called RainyCity!Story because the setting is a sprawling city with very poor weather :P

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  14. I looooove ginger molasses cookies! Especially the really soft, chewy ones. I haven't made them in a while, but I might have to now. Okay, it amazes me that you have two stories on the go at the same time. Seriously, I can barely wrap my head around one project lately. Best of luck writing this week!

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    1. Yes, these are super soft! I've never used molasses before and I can't believe how awesome the recipe is!

      *blushes* It's kind of nice to have multiple things on the go. Thanks for being so supportive!

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  15. I'm convinced that Steve Jobs managed to perfect a mind reading device and plant it in iPods. I totally get what you mean. :)

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    1. Thank you! Sometimes I think maybe I'm going a wee bit mad...

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  16. Those cookies look so delicious. Congrats with the progress with your WIP!

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  17. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Always nice to meet new writing friends! Those cookies look amazing. I want to start baking more...when I have the time. :) I love fresh, homemade cookies.

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    1. No worries! I had to put writing aside for an evening, but the taste of those cookies made it very worthwhile!

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  18. I love baking, those cookies look so good! Thanks for stopping by my blog :) I'm glad to hear your writing is going well, I love sitting down at my laptop and not knowing what to do then starting typing and having everything come together!

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    1. Yes! Pantsing a book is just so exciting! I can't do it any other way :D

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  19. I love ginger molasses cookies, and yours look fabulous! Good luck on your writing this week.

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  20. I swear Pandora and my iPod are both psychic.

    Middles are always the hardest part for me because that's the part I visualize the least clearly when I get a new idea. I usually know the beginning and the ending, but I don't have a good idea of what's in the middle until I'm muddling through it. Good luck reworking yours!

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    1. Yes, I'm exactly the same! The middle of this book definitely requires some tweaking.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  21. Yummm cookies...:) Would love one know with my cup of tea;) Love the titles of your stories... I'd pick them up off the shelve based on the name alone:)

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    1. They go down beautifully with a nice cup of tea.

      Hah, thanks! I wish I could get them published with those titles XD

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  22. Molasses = health food!! Ha--I'll have to remember that. My wife will get a kick out of that one. :) Someone mentioned substituting Golden Syrup. I think my wife tried that when she was a student in the UK (which, btw, is where we met--she was doing a year-long study abroad at the University I was at... another story). Anyway, it works okay because it has a similar consistency... but it's not the same.

    I'm glad the writing's going well, Cole. All the best! :)

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    1. Yeah, I nearly did but when I discovered the place to buy molasses was a health food shop, I didn't have to. Apparently they're good for iron? Who knew! I think the molasses keep the cookie lovely and soft. Oh they are SO GOOD!

      Thanks, Colin! Always lovely to hear from you ^_^

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  23. Glad things are moving right along in your stories. Those cookies look yummy!

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  24. I love the word penultimate and like that you used it :) Good luck with your WIP and those cookies look VERY tasty!

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    1. It's a great word, isn't it? Thank you!

      The cookies are SO GOOD ohmigosh!

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  25. I love what you're calling your WIPs, especially Rainy City story. Love when the words flow like that! I hope it continues that way. :)

    Also, those cookies look soooo good! And re: your comment on San Francisco, I'd bring you along if I could! I became so fond of SF in college (but probably because I was just across the bay from it in Berkeley) and it's just so beautiful and easy-breezy.

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    1. I hope so too!

      It is beautiful and so unique. I am going to get back there someday!

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  26. Sorry I'm so late in replying to your comment on my blog, I've had a hectic week. Good luck with your revising/writing and great choice of music :)

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    1. No worries! Thanks for stopping by. Glad you liked the music!

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  27. Yum, cookies...

    Glad the WIP is going well. I can only hope to create something that sparks the kind of love you have for Star Trek!

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    1. Very yum!

      It's nice to dream of the fannish obsessions I may one day be responsible for creating ;) Good luck to you too!

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