Ready Set Write, revising, What´s Up Wednesday

What´s Up Wednesday? And a Ready. Set. Write. thank you!

What´s up Wednesday is the brainchild of Jaime and Erin. It´s a weekly meme geared toward readers and writers, allowing us to touch base with blog friends and let them know what’s up. Should you wish to join, make sure to leave a link to your What’s Up Wednesday post in the widget on Jaime´s blog.

What I´m reading
I just finished reading THE CATASTROPHIC HISTORY OF YOU AND ME. I promised myself that I would start tackling this growing TBR on mine and I wasn´t disappointed. The voice was amazing and the story surprised me. Full review to come soon.
What I’m Writing
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It´s the last week of Ready Set Write. Can you believe it? You guys have been awesome and so supportive. Thank YOU so much!

RSW Giveaway: We (Alison, Katy, Erin, Jaime and I) would like to thank you for participating and we want to celebrate your success by offering fresh pairs of eyes on your work. While we all agree that we’re no experts (i.e. agent, editor, freelance editor…), we know how helpful beta readers can be. So each one of us is offering feedback on the first ten pages of your story. Yes–that’s FIVE critique giveaways!  The same rules apply as our last giveaway: Open internationally to RSW participants only. It runs until Tuesday, September 3rd and the winners will be announced during What’s Up Wednesday the following day. Click below to enter.

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Weekly update: I revised a bit less than one chapter. But…I´m so so happy with the way this chapter worked out. Plus, I made the stakes a bit higher and I have one BIG chapter to revise next. it´s going to be a tough one but I think one that will make the reader even more connected to the story.
What else I´ve been up to
Hubby and I were in France last weekend…and had a great time (and a yummy one too :-))
My hubby got me a new Kindle. Yes, my husband is awesome!

What inspires me right now

Working out again!  No, really, it´s about time 🙂

My husband training for his first 10k. His dedication is very inspiring.

I can’t wait to check all your posts and see what you’ve been up to 🙂


21 thoughts on “What´s Up Wednesday? And a Ready. Set. Write. thank you!”

  1. Ooooh those cakes look amazing! And yay for new Kindles! I love mine too ^_^ So glad your first chapter is so good too 😀 Good luck with the rest of the edit.

  2. So showing pictures of tasty French desserts should be illegal…because they look so, so yummy! 🙂

    And congrats on revising the chapter into glorious-ness. I love it when things click like that.

    Hope you have a fantastic week and don’t get too sore ramping up your workout. 🙂

  3. That treat DOES look yummy! And congrats on all the revision progress you’ve made this summer! I know I keep saying this, but I seriously can’t wait to read your story!

    Have a great week, Elodie! And thank you so much for cohosting RSW!!!

  4. Kindles are such a convenient thing to have. I was able to get a lot of reading done at camp with my Kindle, while my nursery kids were taking their daily hour-long nap.

    Good luck with your continued revising!

  5. I loved my Kindle, but it broke in our move and I haven’t replaced it. It has created an interesting shift in my book buying method to say the least. But yay for Kindles and husbands who buy them for you!

    I am working out again, too. I seem to go in three week increments with it. Work out/take three weeks off/feel crummy/work out/repeat.

  6. Ohh France, how lovely. We usual go to France in the summer, much as I love Ireland, I am missing the food, especially the bread!

    I’m glad all is going well with your WIP. It’s great when that happens. Good luck for next week!

    Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  7. I love it when a chapter turns out just the way you hoped it would! That’s such a satisfying feeling! I hope revising this next big chapter is just as rewarding!

    BTW, I just got your postcard from Italy! That was so sweet of you! I’m going to keep it with my writing stuff for inspiration!

    Please tell your hubby good luck with training for his 10k!

  8. Revisions can be tough, but it sounds like you’re making great progress! France is a lovely country -and the cakes are awesome!

    I love my Kindle. I used to even take it to the gym (before my membership ran out) though I suspect I might have done more reading than actual working out… 😛

  9. I’m curious to hear your thoughts about THE CATASTROPHIC HISTORY OF YOU AND ME. It’s been on my TBR list for a while, but I keep bypassing it, thinking it might be sad. I have to be in the right mood for a sad book.

    You’re going to love that Kindle, but beware that it will make you buy so many books. I have a Nook and it’s so easy to just buy an e-book when there’s one I specifically feel like, not having to wait to hit the store.

  10. OK, so here’s my question for you Elodie: When you go back to France, to people there detect an accent, since you don’t live there anymore? I can’t imagine what French with a German accent would sound like, but I suppose native French-speakers might hear such a thing?

    Oh, and the picture is making me hungry!! 🙂

    Have a great writing week!

  11. Hooray for revisions big or small! Every little bit helps, right? (And it’s a heck of a lot more than I’ve been doing over the past couple of weeks.) How awesome that your hubby bought you a new Kindle. Very sweet of him! 🙂 Erin and I were in a bookstore today and were looking at a copy of THE CATASTROPHIC HISTORY OF YOU AND ME and commenting on how you were reading it. I came out with some fun books, but not that one today. (ELEANOR & PARK and PREP SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL) Hope you’re having a great week. Oh, and your parcel is FINALLY in the mail and on its way to you. 🙂

  12. Oh your Europe hopping is so envy-making! That dessert looks delicious. Yay for raising the stakes in your WIP. That is always good! And congrats on the new Kindle. That must be fun. 🙂

    Also, thank you and the other ladies for hosting Ready.Set.Write! It’s been so fun and helpful!

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