What´s Up Wednesday

What’s Up Wednesday? The “I just moved” edition…

WUWMaple2What´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 absolutely loved Trish Doller´s  WHERE THE STARS STILL SHINE, so I´m about to start SOMETHING LIKE NORMAL.

What I’m Writing

So I can finally really join the Fall writing bootcamp.
Today´s goal?
Go through the latest comments from my editor on ONE DREAM ONLY and finalize the file for formatting. Can you believe that it´s coming out in less than 2 weeks?

What else I´ve been up to

We moved. Leaving work and my wonderful colleagues was very hard but I do hope to keep in touch.
It was a bit hectic and I moved one day later than planned because the pet company forgot to pick up our cat.
But we all made it.
Our cat is totally confused and spending a lot of time underneath our bed and I´m still jet-lagged but we´re excited.
I am looking at houses, trying to come up with some sort of routine.

What works for me

Waking up early: (i) working out, and (ii) spending time with the husband.

Now I am ready to start the day:-)

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

What´s Up Wednesday

What’s Up Wednesday? The “Thank you for the cover love” edition :-)

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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 started BEHIND THE SCENES by the lovely Dahlia Adler, and I am loving the voice!

What I’m Writing

I joined the YA Buccaneers – I need to work hard on the outline of ALWAYS SECOND BEST, and I want to revise my YA Thriller. Click on the image for more information 🙂

What else I´ve been up to

The hubby and I went to the US Consulate yesterday and our visa were approved. I’m still nervous a bit, I have to admit. And I’m waiting until I have our passports back to realize that it’s really happening.
We’re planning to move back to Maryland at the end of September. Less than a month.
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Yesterday, was the cover reveal of  ONE DREAM ONLY and THANK YOU so much for the cover love.
In case you’ve missed it, there is also a giveaway (you could win a $25 Amazon Gift Card + a $25 donation of the project of your choice on DonorsChoose.org)

Goodreads button

And you can pre-order it on Amazon already now (only $0.99) 

ONE DREAM ONLY - preorder

What inspires me right now

This.

Did you see ONE DREAM ONLY is #22 on the Amazon Best Sellers’ list in the 90-Minute Teen & Young Adult short reads category?

Pretty cool

Thank YOU so much for making this happened 🙂

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

Flash Fiction, writing

Walk The Plank: Adventure Style or my first flash fiction in months…

You´ve heard about the YA Buccaneers, right? No? Go check them out here.  And you can totally follow those wonderful ladies on Twitter.

One of their awesome features is “Walk The Plank”:  Walk The Plank is all about writing Flash Fiction – in other words, short snippets that make the biggest impact. And the goal: Write a flash fiction story in 200 words or fewer, excluding the title, around the monthly theme.

  • This month´s theme is Adventure.
  • For an extra challenge, begin your story with the words, “I set sail” (these three words will be included in the word count).
  • And for an even bigger challenge, use the same beginning words and end with the words: “my adventure continues!” (also included in the word count).
  • For those who want to prove their Flash Fiction prowess, hit all of the above challenges, PLUS, make your story 200 words EXACTLY!

This is my first flash fiction in months!

I set sail on Wednesday. Or at least I think it was Wednesday. My mind plays tricks on me and the scorching heat doesn’t help. Mom and Dad had warned me about sailing alone.

But I wasn’t alone.

Aidan stood on the boat when I pulled in the marina, his cap low on his forehead and his dimple showing as he waved my way.

My heart stopped beating.

I ran my hand through my wavy hair, checked my make-up one last time in the mirror. It was light. You can’t go sailing and go all out at the same time.

And then I strolled to the boat as if my entire body wasn’t melting at the fact he actually came. He came!

Now he’s gone.

The back of my throat tightens and one more time I glance back to where he drowned. The sun glistens on the water. Peaceful.

My fingers slip and each of my muscles hurt, the salt on my lips tastes bitter. Aidan kissed those lips, not too long ago, before he slipped away.

And I have no idea how I´ll keep my promise to him. His words as his body disappeared. “Make sure my adventure continues.”