What’s Up Wednesday

November 21, 2013 Writing 4


What’s Up Wednesday is hosted by Jaime Morrow.

What I’m Reading:

SouCutterThe Soul Cutter is hunting again.

Seventeen-year-old Élan spends her free time videoing psychic scams and outing them online. Skepticism makes life safe—all the ghosts Élan encounters are fakes. When her estranged mother disappears from a film shoot in Egypt, Élan puts her medium-busting activities on hold and joins the search.

In Egypt, the superstitious film crew sucks at finding her mom. When a hotel guest is killed, whispers start—the locals think their legendary Soul Cutter has come back from the dead. Élan’s only ally is Ramsey, a film-crew intern, but he’s arrogant, stubborn—and hiding dangerous secrets.

When Élan discovers the Soul Cutter is no scam, she finds herself locked in a deadly battle against a supernatural killer with more than her mother’s life at stake.

Élan is fighting for her very soul.

So, yeah, this book is amazing. You should add it on Goodreads. I’m lucky enough to get to read this before it comes out. I also know Lexa (she’s awesome, fyi).

What’ I’m Writing:

I’m still working on that YA Historicals with elements of magical realism. I hate it, but I’m going to finish it. But I always hate first drafts — though I’m hating this one more than usual. So, yeah.

I’m also revising the other dark contemporary YA (really, it’s a thriller) to prep it for #PitchWars.

What Inspires Me Now:

I ended up getting another request from Nightmare on Query Street — even though that ended a while ago. That’s a confidence booster.

I’ve been doing a lot of critiquing lately for CPs and it fuels my love for writing all the more. They all have such creative ideas.

Prepping for #PitchWars is also inspiring. I mean, come on! Look at this event: it’s amazing. You can apply for a mentor. A published/agented author or literary agent intern will help you shape your MS into the best it can be. How great is that?

What Else Is Up:


Rainbow Rowell, Jacqueline Woodson, and John Green were in town on Saturday and that was amazing. They all had amazing things to say and were all — well — amazing. But John Green! I’m going to do a post about it tomorrow. They were all talking about YA Literature and it was (you guessed it) amazing!

So, what’s up in your world?


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I'm a designer, a freelance editor, an intern for Bree Ogden at D4EO and, most importantly, a book blogger. Reading wise I’m a huge fan of anything creepy, weird, whimsical, or sinister — and zombies. Gotta love zombies. Oh, and I'm a YA writer represented by Prospect Agency.

4 Responses to “What’s Up Wednesday”

  1. lexacain

    Congrats on the new request! I bet your YA Historical is a lot better than you think. Keep going on it (and remember I’d love to CP anything you write!). THANK YOU for featuring Soul Cutter! I was thrilled when I opened your page. :-D
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