What’s Up Wednesday? The “Almost all moved in” edition :-)

Wreath (plain)

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

I finished reading the amazing Riley Edgewood´s VIP series and all I have to say is “Gage” 🙂
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And I am about to start UNDER THE NEVER SKY

What I’m Writing

 I am still drafting my NaNo novel: a NA thriller, which is currently at  39 000 words. The goal is to finish drafting it by the end of December. And have it CP & beta-ready by the end of January, latest.

What else I´ve been up to

We’re almost all moved in. I only need to finish my nook in my office…and still go through a few boxes but otherwise, we’re pretty much set.
We got our first tree in our new home.
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I received this wonderful#Sipswap mug – which is definitely inspiring. Thanks again Crystal.
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And I missed a step going into our garage yesterday. We have friends from Germany over and we were on our way to the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, or we were supposed to but instead pouf I decided to go flying.
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It is better today, but definitely can’t go jogging for a few days.
Doh.

What works for me

Re-reading past scenes to get back in the mood of the novel. Writing comments as I go on the side to make sure I don`t forget anything when I get back to it…

Those comments can be funny or sometimes it almost seems like I´m leaving a clue to future self without really explaining what past self meant. But it works 🙂

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

38 Comments

  1. salarsen says:

    Under The Never Sky is STILL on my TBR list. Actually, I think I have like over 150 on that list. #slamsheadondesk Will I ever reach the end of it??? Ooh, I hope not. 🙂 Let me know if you think I should bump it up on my list. Take care of that foot/ankle! You’ll need it to do some dancing during the holidays.

    Have a wonderful holiday season!

    • Elodie says:

      I have just started but will definitely let you know if I think you should bump Under The Never Sky up your list 🙂 My ankle is feeling better so yay 🙂 Hope you´re having a great week!

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  2. Oh my word, lady, take care of that foot. Good luck getting through your draft. I’m on target to finish revisions by the end of the month, too, so let’s have some twitter parties! Also, that mug is funny. 🙂

  3. Carrie-Anne says:

    Rereading a book is definitely great inspiration for editing, revising, or resuming a hiatused project. It can make one fall in love with the characters and story all over again.

    • Elodie says:

      Falling in love all over again with a book is so magical and much needed when it becomes oh so hard to write some scenes 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful week!

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  4. Rachel says:

    LOVE your Sipswap mug! I also agree about rereading a book and getting inspiration from it. Good luck with the rest of your move in, Elodie, and writing your NA Thriller! Have a great week!

    • Elodie says:

      Thanks, Rachel 🙂 My Sipswap mug is exactly what I need to read right now 🙂 Hope you´re having a wonderful week!

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  5. Kelly Allan says:

    Love the mug! I love creative mugs. There’s one I have to get someday that says, DON’T LET THE MUGGLES GET YOU DOWN. I need it in my life.

    • Elodie says:

      🙂 That mug sounds pretty awesome too, lol 🙂 Hope you´re having a wonderful Friday and thanks for stopping by!

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    • Elodie says:

      Gage is one of my favorite book boyfriend this year 🙂 My ankle is now swollen, but I can hobble around…the one thing I´ve learned? Hold on to the railing 🙂 Hope you´re having a wonderful morning!

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  6. Jaime Morrow says:

    Ooo, I hope you love UNDER THE NEVER SKY as much as I do! That whole series is fantastic! (Perry and Roar…faves of mine!) Nice to hear that you’re all moved in. I’m still finding things tucked away in boxes from our move over a year ago lol. Nice to have that all done in time for Christmas. 🙂 Good luck as you finish up your NA Thriller draft! 39,000 words is a decent chunk done already. Have a great week, Elodie! 😀

    • Elodie says:

      Thanks, Jaime! I am planning to spend some time with UNDER THE NEVER SKY today…I´m sure I´m going to enjoy it! We ended up moving unpacked boxes from our last move in Germany…lol Hope you´re having a great week and I`m cheering you on for your 500 words a day. You can do it!

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  7. Stephanie Scott says:

    I also re-read past scenes to get in the mood. Some writing advice says not to do that, but writing advice is so varied, I think you have to do what works for you.

    Lovely Christmas tree!

    • Elodie says:

      Thanks, Stephanie! 🙂 Having a tree in our new home makes it feel like we´re really moved in 🙂 And I agree: writing advice is so varied, that it`s important to do what works for you! Hope you´re having a wonderful Friday!

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    • Elodie says:

      Thanks a lot 🙂 Having the tree really makes it feel like home…and the writing´s going slowly but steadily 🙂 Hope you´re having a wonderful Friday!

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    • Elodie says:

      I sometimes wish I could have a conversation with my past self 🙂 🙂 Hope you´re having a wonderful Friday, Niki!

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    • Elodie says:

      Thanks, Melanie 🙂 The ankle is now a bit swollen but doesn´t hurt a lot so I´m crossing my fingers it should be fine…I´m looking forward to be spending time with UNDER THE NEVER SKY this afternoon 🙂 Hope you´re having a wonderful Friday!

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  8. Erin Funk says:

    Oh dear! So sorry about your foot injury! Hope it feels much better soon!

    Good luck pushing through your draft by the end of December! I’m sure you can do it! Also, I hope you enjoy UNDER THE NEVER SKY. I love that series! 🙂

    • Elodie says:

      Thanks, Erin 🙂 My ankle is a bit swollen but doesn´t hurt too too much so crossing my fingers it should be fine 🙂 Hope your writing is going well too!

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    • Elodie says:

      I think my NA NaNo novel will be around 65k…so I have a few more thousands to go 🙂 Hope you´re having a wonderful Friday!

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    • Elodie says:

      Thanks, Jennifer! It´s indeed a nesting doll ornament. We bought it in Moscow two years ago 🙂 Hope you´re having a wonderful Friday!

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    • Elodie says:

      Thanks, Crystal! And thanks again for an amazing mug!!! I love it 🙂 Hope you´re having a wonderful Friday!

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  9. Oh no! So sorry about your ankle. *sends ice cream* (which can be either eaten or used as a cold compress…or both)

    But yay, for first Christmas tree in your new house. Holidays in a new house really make it feel like a home.

    Hope you have a great week!

    • Elodie says:

      *Gulp ice cream* 🙂 I´ve got ice cubes for my ankle 🙂 Thanks, Kris! Hope you´re having a wonderful Friday!

      On Thu, Dec 11, 2014 at 9:04 AM, Elodie Nowodazkij wrote:

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