21 Nov What’s Up Wednesday
What’s Up Wednesday is hosted by Jaime Morrow.
What I’m Reading:
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.
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:
I MET JOHN GREEEEEENNNNN!!!
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?