What's Up Wednesday

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What I'm Reading

I finished Pines.  It had a good twist which makes it pretty much impossible to talk about, but if you want a mystery with an unusual twist, this is the book for you.

Next, I read The Violent Century by Lavie Tidhar.  It's an alternate history featuring super powers.  It's written in quite an unusual way - in the present tense but constantly moving through time.  I liked it, although every time I picked it up, it took me a little while to get to grips with the style again.

I've just started reading the first book in The Lost Fleet series.  Felt the need for some space-based sci fi.

What I'm Writing

Well, last week's idea has been put to one side.  Turns out all that ice and snow in the Olympics has inspired an idea I just can't ignore.

What Else I'm Up To

Violin :D Hanging out with friends. More violin.  Feels good to finally have time to play again. 

What Inspires Me 

Ice and snow, two things that are totally non existent in my corner of the world right now ^^; So, to keep my mind totally focused on the new idea, I've been Googling lots of snowy images and listening to appropriately atmospheric music :D


Thanks again, Silent Hill soundtracks!

(My poor, poor new MC)

Have a great week everyone!

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  1. Oooh, The Violent Century sounds great. I follow Lavie on Twitter because he's hilarious there, but I've yet to read his books. I'll need to do that.

    Silent Hill soundtrack FTW! :)

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    1. It's the second superheroes from another angle book I've read this year, which is funny seeing as I'm pretty bored of regular superhero antics :P

      Silent Hill soundtracks *always* FTW ^_^

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  2. Ah, Silent Hill! I'm guessing your MC is going to suffer. :P An Olympics-inspired idea sounds cool!

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    1. Yeah, I feel pretty mean but, ah, she might get a happy ending. Who knows! Too early to tell ;)

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  3. Ice and snow are absent from my world this week--and I can't say I'm sad about that. We did have a terrific thunderstorm this morning--talk about cosmic bowling. Someone up there scored a strike numerous times... :)

    Good for you for being able to jump from idea to idea--as long as you don't end up with a bunch of half-finished ideas. That would be me, which is why I make my SNIs form a queue and wait their turn. :)

    Have a great writing week, Cole!

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    1. Oooh, thunderstorms are amazing. Hoping we get some good ones this year in the summer.

      Nope, can't write something when something else feels right. I go where my inspiration takes me.

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  4. Yay for new ideas! I'm intrigued by your mentions of snow and ice. Best of luck with it... I'm looking forward to hearing more! Have a wonderful week. :-)

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  5. You are welcome to some of the snow I have! It feels like it's been snowing nonstop since Christmas--although today we have some sun.
    An Olympics-inspired idea does sound very cool!

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    1. Whereas here it's been nonstop rain and gales. Let's trade! :D

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  6. There's too much ice and snow in my corner of the world. I haven't seen snowdrifts this high in a long time. My aunt's offer to join her in Florida looks so good every winter.

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    1. I went to Florida in December and managed to convince myself it was June. Soooo confusing!

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  7. glad you get to hang with violin friends. Glad you're working on that project that won't go away, those are the best!

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  8. The Olympics are always inspiring, but I'm glad they inspired you in a surprising way. I can't wait to find out where all this ice and snow is going. Have a great week!

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    1. I can't wait either. We'll just have to see where this idea goes next :p

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  9. Your ice and snow idea definitely has me intrigued! It is currently snowing big chunky flakes in my corner of the world. Everything that had previously been slushy and dirty-looking is now covered in a blanket of fluff. Wish I could lend it to you for inspiration. No, really. You can totally borrow it lol. Hope you have a great week, Cole!

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    1. I wish I could, too! I WANT SNOOOOW! Looks like we'll be totally without it this winter. Making up for the (relatively) crazy amounts we had last year. Oh well!

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  10. Pete read The Lost Fleet series a while ago and said they were quite good. Have to let us know what they're like! I'm inspired to read more sci-fi this year. Really enjoy it. :)

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    1. Can't go wrong with a genre as awesome as sci-fi :D

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  11. I remember when I was 13 or so trudging through a blizzard and getting inspiration for a story that I promptly starting writing as soon as I got home. Now though, ice and snow are just annoying! Ha!

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    1. I always go out in snow but that's because it's so rare here.

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  12. I would be more than happy to send all of our ice and snow your way for inspiration! It's kind of funny because my current WIP takes place partly during the winter, but I wrote those scenes during the summer and had to inspire myself with wintry music like you're doing. Have fun with the frosty writing this week! :)

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    1. Hee, thanks!

      Yup, lots of ice skating and wintry music to see me through ;)

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  13. It's funny you mention the lack of ice and snow. I'm in the same boat since Los Angeles is like "What is this white stuff you speak of?" but the rest of the U.S. seems to be stuck in an endless Narnian winter. So it's kind of weird. My friend in Paris was telling me last week when we were over there that she was secretly jealous of the snow in New York (where she lived before).

    All that is to say, I am intrigued by your new idea and feel bad for your MC, haha.

    Thanks again for your helpful tips about London! I bought a bunch of tea from Fortnum & Mason as gifts (and for myself). The packaging is so pretty!

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    1. I've been to NYC in the winter and, so far, that's the coldest I've ever been in my whole life. What a shock after living in NC for 6 months prior to that trip!

      You're so welcome! Fortnum and Mason's tea is delicious!

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  14. Ooh, violin! I have so much respect for violin players. Sooo hard and yet so beautiful.

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  15. Is this story called Ice and Snow! story, perhaps? ;)
    Good catch on the Kpop song actually being in Japanese! Even with my (limited and distant) knowledge of Japanese, I had a hard time telling. That actually makes me really sad. I love studying languages and really miss my Japanese and Italian classes (as well as my Linguistics courses). Okay, no more sad.
    Yay for a new story! :)

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    1. lol, not yet! ;)

      I think I just recognise enough Japanese to know it compared to Korean... which I don't recognise at all :P Watching *a lot* of anime helped ;)

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  16. Good luck with the new story idea! Ice and snow can be great for inspiration.

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    1. Cheers!

      It sure can be, even if it is in Russia :P

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  17. we don't have much snow and ice either, here...
    and I'm glad you're picking up the violin again!! (: that can be super fun.

    have a great rest of the week!

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    1. Thanks :D

      Well, I only had a 2 week break :P I've only been playing since November of 2012 and so far, so good :D

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  18. There is PLENTY of snow and ice to be had outside my front door (and back door and windows and ... pretty much every where I look). I'll send some your way! Blizzard warning tonight. The winds are a-howling! Have a great week. :)

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    1. Much appreciated ;) Stay safe in all that chilly weather (unlike my MC *cough*)

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  19. Hooray for new ideas! I don't have snow and ice in my world either, so I had to have snowy screensavers around x-mas. ;)

    And how wonderful that you've had more time to play the violin. Nothing gets the creative juices flowing better than great music (in all its forms)

    Hope you have an amazing week!

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    1. Yeah, laptop images are frequently the closest I get to snow. One of these days I'll take a proper winter snow holiday :P

      So true! I've been loving trying all sorts of music lately. Love playing Tchaikovsky :D

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  20. I love that the ice & snow are inspiring you! Winter can be so atmospheric and ... creepy. ;) I also love that you feel bad for your MC - ha!

    Have a great week!

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    1. Yeah, she's gonna have to get used to being cold :p

      Thank you! You too :D

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