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What's Up Wednesday: Graduation Thoughts

What's Up Wednesday is hosted by Jaime Morrow and Erin Funk, to help writers and bloggers keep in touch as we scribble. :)

What I'm reading

I'm relishing the chance to sit down with Fragments by Dan Wells, the sequel to Partials.  It's a post-apocalyptic science fiction YA series, and it's phenomenal. Dan Wells' world is the most well-thought-out, detailed, and possibly most scientifically accurate vision of the post-apocalyptic Earth that I've ever read. Also, I love these characters, and my recent favorites are some new introductions. I love seeing how the changing circumstances affect these characters and their relationships.

What I'm writing

I'm on break from writing right now. I wrote up until when I would have to write the awkward sex scene and the really complicated public event scene. Those scenes will be harder technically. I don't have writer's block; I'm just avoiding them. I'll admit it. In the meantime, I'm planning to do Camp NaNo in July with a new project. It ought to be fun...

What else I'm up to

I graduated on Sunday! I even wrote a post about it.

My feelings are mainly of relief. As Ty commented on the above post, college is "one of the final times that most of your movements are judged so closely by the standards of someone else's views of success." I'm still going on to graduate school, but at least now I can focus on what I really wanted to study all along. 

What inspires me right now 

Chocolate. And Fragments. And the big, exciting TBR pile that I will now finally have time for. Also, crocheting. I'm making a blanket/couch throw in "springy" colors, and it's coming out really well. It looks lovely.


  1. Congrats on graduating! I feel much the same way you do about college: good but not the best four years of my life. (Well, more like 8.5, but who's counting. O_o) I loved the learning, but not so much everything else at times. I can completely relate to the avoidance thing with writing. It's not writer's block, but "I don't feel like doing it because it's going to be hard." Yep, totally there too. Have a wonderful week!

    1. Yep, and part of that is "I don't feel like doing it because everything else is hard." I wrote 103 words today, though, and a book review -- so perhaps I'll ease back into it now?

  2. Congrats on you're graduation! I have finished the Partial's trilogy it was really good. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Are you goig to pick up the third one once you are done with the second one?

    1. I love the Partials trilogy so far; they're some of my favorite books. I got my roommate addicted to them too! I just finished Fragments about an hour ago. I loved it. That ending was painful. The dead baby stuff gets me every time...I really need to get Ruins now!!

  3. Congratulations on graduating! That is awesome! And, I understand about not wanting to write the hard scenes. Avoiding them is ok for a while, but someday you will have to face them. Good luck in everything and bask in the glory of your graduation.

    1. Thanks!! :)

      For the hard scenes...My problem here is that I'm a plotter. I want to plan out how I will write them, which can turn into procrastination. I'm starting to think that diving in blind is the best way to tackle this.

  4. CONGRATS on graduation!! I totally save some scenes for last. IN EVERY SINGLE BOOK. I firmly believe in writing out of order ;-)

    1. Thanks!

      I've been experimenting with writing out of order...It's going well so far. :)

  5. Congratulations on graduating! It was definitely one of the more surreal/awesome experiences in my life, since it was the first time I really had to decide what to do with myself. Enjoy your time with the TBR pile while you can :)

    1. Thank you! I will definitely enjoy the down time for reading. :)

  6. Congratulations on graduating!! That's exciting. :) I have the Partials series on my to-read list so I'm glad to hear that you're really enjoying it.

    1. Thanks! :) I hope you enjoy Partials. I'm talking it up to just about everyone, really is as good as people say. :)


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