What's Up Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jaime Morrow and Erin L. Funk providing an easy way for readers and writers to share what's been happening lately and keep in touch. Add your link and join in the fun!
WHAT I'M READING
The List by Siobhan Vivian, which I finally got hold of it whilst on holiday (hooray for Barnes and Noble, Union Square. The YA section was excellent at this Barnes and Noble - like nothing I've seen over here in London, except for maybe Foyles. Waterstones people get over there and take some notes). It's a bit different to what I expected actually but in a good way. I'll post a review - probably, maybe - at some point.
WHAT I'M WRITING
I can finally do What's Up Wednesday because I have something to contribute to this section! As I said on Friday, this year I will be attempting Camp NaNoWriMo. Even though I've been trying to write this for so long and had a fairly up to date plan, I've been re-writing and updating the outline just for something to do before it all begins. Oh and I also spent far too much time trying to make a cover. Today I'm going to have a mess around with Ellen's amazingly brilliant character worksheet from her post over at YA Buccaneers.
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
I've been reading more and more about the diversity in YA problem - such as the Cake Literary tumblr and Tanya Byrne dropped a list in The Guardian last week. This has been eating away at me more and more every day. So much so it almost derailed my Camp NaNo project because I feel duty bound to at least attempt to contribute something that might help the problem but it would have to be GOOD and I'd need a lot of time to try and come up with something.
WHAT ELSE I'VE BEEN UP TO
I'm one week, one quiz, and one exam away from finishing my first Coursera MOOC entitled Understanding Europe: Why It Matters and What It Can Offer You. It has been quite enlightening. Despite being, although not necessarily feeling like, a European, I didn't know about 80% of what was covered in this course.
I still need to find a new TV series to binge watch. I tried Person of Interest but wasn't keen on the third episode so didn't go back. At the moment I've resorted to re-watching Gossip Girl (it really was quite good in the beginning).
Job hunting. Lots of rejection and radio silence this last week or two, so I've just been trying to keep busy to take my mind off it. Oh and listening to Shakira's new album has helped!