Thursday, June 7, 2012

Update Thursday #62

Welcome to Update Thursday, my own personal meme of sorts where I post an update of the goings on at my blog, with reading, with writing, and beyond. Feel free to borrow the idea from me for your own bookish musings.


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On the Blog this week:


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Reading...

Books I finished this week:



Books I'm reading now (and some still):


Under The Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy (Classics Challenge) ~

427 of 1026 E.E. Cummings poems finished (20 this week)

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Writing...

~ If Only We ~ 22,519 ~
~ Before We Knew ~ 11, 449 ~
~ Whatever This Is ~ outlining ~

You guys..... I have spent the last week WRITING like never before. And guess what? I hit a milestone on my word count for If Only We. And that milestone is... THE 20,000 WORD MARK!!! That's right, the new word count is at 22,519. I am oh so excited. Crossing my fingers for 25,000 at least by next week!

While I'm driving, I always listen to music. This week I've had Flyleaf's self-titled in my CD player. It's a great album... but it triggers ideas for Whatever This Is... and distracts me from If Only We! I just need to find some songs that inspire my current WIP.

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Otherwise...

Okay, I am really, really, really, really excited for the book For Darkness Shows The Stars by Diana Peterfreund. That cover alone is giving me chills. I just entered several giveaways that included this lovely book... so I'm crossing my fingers that I win, since I really shouldn't be buying any books at the moment. If next weeks hits and I find out I haven't won, I may splurge and get it. But... I'm *trying* to be good. Even though... LOOK AT THAT COVER. Click on it to see it larger. SQUEEEEEEE!!!!!

Still in the process of looking for a job. I was hoping to be able to last Friday but the weather got in the way. I'll be heading out tomorrow since I have the whole day off. Only working 2 days a week should be good incentive to get things done, yet somehow I find myself staying up late and sleeping in and online longer than I would like to be. I did get a lot of writing done, so I can't complain there. I just need to buckle down and prioritize. We all go through those moments, right?


Until next time...

~Jessica

8 comments:

  1. Yay! Congrats on the writing, so awesome!

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  2. CONGRATULATIONS!!! *yes, I yelled that, that's how excited I am for you* What an accomplishment, way to go! I hope you're able to keep up the momentum. I didn't do an Update Thursday this week because of Armchair BEA (btw, in yesterday's post we were supposed to talk about connecting with bloggers, and I said there were two bloggers I was going to make it my life's mission to meet, and they were you and Molli <3), but I did fairly well with my writing, especially last Fri-Sun. I was writing a bit yesterday and it hit me that I'm almost finished...it's kind of scary! But exciting too, of course. I have the next three days off, so I'm hoping I can get over my procrastination and current ADD tendencies, and sit down and FINISH IT.
    For Darkness Shows the Star is ridiculously beautiful. I remember the first time I saw the cover I just stared and stared. I entered a few giveaways for it too...I hope we both win! xo

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    1. Thank you!! I hope I can keep it up too, I want to finish by the end of summer. Awwww!!! You're on my list of bloggers to meet too! I'm so glad you're getting close to done. It's always a good feeling. Plus, I am SUPER EXCITED to read your next book. I hope we both win too! ^_^

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  3. Awesome news about your writing! Way to go! Good luck with the job hunt and, yes, the cover of that book makes me stop and admire every time.

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    1. Thank you! :D And me too on that cover... it's just so AMAZING.

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  4. YAY this post makes me happy. I'm SUPER proud of you for hitting such an AWESOME milestone in your WIP, Jess! GO YOU!

    And ooh. That cover IS beautiful. I'm on an ARC tour of that book and I have a feeling I'm going to love it!

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    1. Thanks so much! I can't wait to see what you think of it, the premise sounds amazing, and I LOVE Persuasion. :)

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