Wednesday, March 11, 2015

What's Up Wednesday: Reading, Revisions, and TV

This week I read PUSHING THE LIMITS by Katie McGarry which was a great book- totally sucked me in. Then I read LOOP by Karen Akins. I love time travel and thought this was a great concept. I also loved the voice of the MC. I felt like the love story could have been a bit swoonier though. Now I'm reading I WAS HERE by Gayle Forman.

I finished my WIP last week and went right into revisions on my old NaNo (from 2013) MS JAR OF HEARTS. Right now I'm going through in-manuscript notes from two of my CPs and then I'll get to the bigger issue stuff. You know when you get back revision notes and you think, HOW CAN I EVER DO THIS? And then you get to work and it all clicks into place and everything works out? Well, I'm still in that first part.

I bought myself some notebooks because I have random notes spread out here and there and everywhere. So far I've compiled the notes from my most recent WIP and from JAR OF HEARTS. Doing this helped me to get back into the MS, and this way, I'll have everything I've ever thought/written/conceived of in one spot.

Not much. Family dinner at The Olive Garden. Catching up on Agent Carter and The Bachelor. Watched Million Dollar Arm. Bought tickets for Cinderella this coming weekend. PitMad today.
I want this outfit for Halloween. Or maybe everyday.
I also made this yummy banana bread thanks to a recipe from Jaime and I've been eating it for lunch like a super healthy adult.
What have you been up to?


  1. Good luck with those revisions! :) I'd like to get my hands on I Was Here at some point.

    Have a great week!

  2. Best of luck with the revisions! I'm sure it'll click into place soon enough!

  3. Good luck with the revisions! I WAS HERE is a good read! And that banana bread looks amazing! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Good luck with PitMad.

    Hang in there with those revisions. You can do it :)

  5. Mmmm... Currently wishing for banana bread! I'm looking forward to hearing what you think of I WAS HERE. My thoughts are still rather muddled about it, though I adore Gayle Forman's writing style. Have an awesome week, Melanie!

  6. Now I have Jar of Hearts playing in my head AND I want banana bread! Loved I Was Here, hope you enjoy.
    Good luck w/ revisions!!

  7. Haha, I'm in that first part with one of my MS too! I start to think about everything that needs to be changed and it puts me in a cold sweat!

  8. YASSS I love Agent Carter. I really hope they renew it for a second season. Good luck with #pitmad. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Oh, yay! I'm glad you like the loaf recipe. Psst...I eat it for breakfast, lunch, whenever. ;-) I can't wait to see the Cinderella movie. It has so many actors/actresses in it that I love. Plus, it just looks wonderful. Good luck on your revisions. Hope you move into that clicking into place stage soon! Notebooks are kind of the best, aren't they? I'm a total notebook junkie. Have a great week, Melanie! :D

  10. I am so, so bad about random notes everywhere. I'll have a sudden thought about my WIP and jot it down on the nearest scrap of paper or even a paper towel if it's closer. I should try a notebook :)

    Hope you had good luck at #PitMad!

  11. I LOVE notebooks! They're so helpful and so pretty. Looks like you're working hard on your writing and it's motivating me to get my butt in gear! Have fun at Cinderella this weekend :)