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What´s up Wednesday? The Happy Anniversary edition :-)


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 or Erin‘s blog.

What I´m reading

Only a few pages in and loving it!

What I’m Writing

I am outlining ALWAYS SECOND BEST. Outlining, me? I know it sounds crazy. But I´m basically just getting to know my story even better before diving into the drafting.
I am using OUTLINING YOUR NOVEL to learn and so far I can already feel my story getting better even before drafting!

What else I´ve been up to

Finalized the paperwork for the visa and made our appointment with the Consulate for the beginning of September. Crossing my fingers.
Celebrated my 33rd birthday on Monday and it was lovely!
And…prepping for my first #Selfpub Corner post this Friday (to know more about it, you can click on the little button :-))
#Selfpub corner button

What inspires me right now

My husband and our anniversary.

Together for almost 10 years, married for 3…and so so happy!

As I wrote in One, Two, Three’s acknowledgements:

Thank you to my husband, The Chemical Engineer, Alex, (I had another nickname here but he kind of made a face when I mentioned it would be in the acknowledgments…so I’ll just keep it to myself :-)). I would need to write an entire series to explain how amazing you are, and I’m not even sure I could find the words. Thanks for believing in me. Always. (And for taking care of everything while I’m typing away).

I love you!


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


14 thoughts on “What´s up Wednesday? The Happy Anniversary edition :-)”

  1. I love outlining. Sometimes it really helps shape the story and give a clear direction on where to go, even if you deviate from it. Also happy anniversary. 😀 Thanks for sharing.

  2. Happy anniversary! I write an outline also and a detailed character description log. I deviate from the outline and I’m always tinkering with it but it does help me with writers block. And Yay for the self pub corner!

  3. Jaime mentioned that SINCE YOU’VE BEEN GONE is really good, so I’m going to have to put it on my TBR list too. I’m a staunch outliner, so I hope you find that it works for you with this WIP. I’m much too scatterbrained and forgetful to work without an outline lol. Have a very happy anniversary! 🙂

  4. Happy anniversary! ^_^ I always feel more confident in my writing the more I outline, and it can be so helpful to have everything written down!

    The Selfpub corner sounds like a fantastic idea! I love reading about other writers’ experiences. 🙂

  5. Usually, I’m big on outlining, although one of my current WIPs refuses to fall into this category. Hope it works well for you.
    And yay to getting that far on the visa! My hubs found the interview totally okay and relaxed, more just a ‘make sure this person isn’t a total, crazy freak’ thing. It was the cost of the entire fun which blew our minds.
    Here’s wishing you the best!

  6. Happy anniversary!

    Outlining is really important, particularly when a book is going to be very long and complex, with many characters. I couldn’t have written any of my Russian novels without outlining and notes to remind me of what’s going to happen when.

  7. Happy anniversary Elodie! What a gorgeous photo of you both 🙂 I’ll be sure to stop by tomorrow to check out your self-pub posts, sounds very exciting! And also, I’m very jealous of your reading Morgan Matson’s new one – AMY & ROGER’S EPIC DETOUR is one of my all-time faves.

    Have a wonderful week!

  8. Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday!!! I think you get two confetti cannons this week. One is filled with champagne and the other with chocolate.

    That pic of the two of you is adorable!

    Hope you have an amazing week and good luck at the consulate. 🙂

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