Wednesday, March 25, 2015

What's Up Wednesday: Insurgent

I finished SHOPAHOLIC TO THE STARS by Sophie Kinsella. I got more into it by the middle, but it was a bit long and then it ended abruptly. I liked it better when the books were more standalone. I do still get a kick out of Becky's hijinks though. Then I read WHEN JOSS MET MATT which I liked, although their relationship was this one endless cycle and that's exactly how it started to feel- endless. I pretty much knew what would happen in the end and I just wanted to get to it. Now I'm reading PERFECT ESCAPE by Jennifer Brown.

Still working on JAR OF HEARTS. I've found my groove and I think things are going good. I'm still jotting down each chapter on notecards, but I've already started moving things around. I really hope I'm not messing it all up! Goal: keep at it!

I haven't really set goals during WUW posts. I usually forget. But I find having a daily goal, even if it's just, do a little bit, helps a lot. I don't have a set day or time I want to be done these revisions, I just want to keep up the momentum.

Tried out a new restaurant on the weekend- The Canadian Brewhouse. Food was good, I had a super yummy donair, but it was really loud in there (I sound like my mom). Also saw INSURGENT. I liked it, although I wasn't blown away. It's been forever since I read the book so I don't know what they changed/cut, but a lot of it felt familiar to me. Everything except that box. What was that??? ( I remember the message, and Tris giving herself up to go there, but nothing else to do with that box.)


  1. Glad to hear you've found your writing groove. Have a great week!

  2. I just read an interview with Veronica Roth where they made up the box for the movie. So you definitely did NOT need to remember that from the books! It sounded like they changed a bunch from the book to the movie. Good luck revising and so glad to hear you found a groove!

  3. I'm not sure I'll be watching INSURGENT as I didn't enjoy the book as much as the first one.

    Great job with the writing! :)

  4. Yes! Great job with all the writing! I find I have to set a little goal each day otherwise I'm pure doodoo in the productivity department. You have to find what works for you and it sounds like you have. And I LOVED Perfect Escape - not as much as Hate List, but it was pretty good!

  5. I have met Jennifer Brown at SCBWI conferences a few times. She is super cool!

  6. Yes on this: I just want to keep up the momentum. That's usually my goal too. I'll get done as much as I can given the time, and as long as I'm moving forward that's what counts. Glad to hear you found your groove this week! Keep it up! :)

  7. Hooray for writing and grooving! I've heard Insurgent wasn't that great, but I could hardly get through reading Divergent. . . dystopians aren't really my jam. ;) Good luck keeping the grove up.