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  • Writer's pictureKristina Atkins

What’s Up, Wednesday?

DON’T FORGET TO UPDATE YOUR BOOKMARKS!! MY NEW BLOG ADDRESS AS OF 7/24/13 WILL BE KRISATKINSWRITES.WORDPRESS.COM. (you can access it there now; your browser will redirect you back to until the 24th)


I’m still on Year of Wonders. My revisions last week were way more time and labor intensive than normal. I had to move two scenes, write two new scenes to fill their place, and then make everything agree and all that jazz. Moving scenes is hard! So, now I can dedicate more time to reading. Yay!


Well, those heavy-duty revisions last week set me back and I won’t finish my revisions until the 28th, and thus won’t start writing the third act until the 29th. But I’m not discouraged because, while doing all of that was hard and took a lot of time, it improved the story and hopefully my first round of revisions on the whole first draft won’t be as intense since I’ve spent so much time editing the first two-thirds. Hopefully.

ALSO! I realized I’ve been entirely too nice to my characters, and decided in the midst of all these edits, to do something quite devilish. Mwahaha. I can’t wait to see how it all shakes out. >D


Pinspiration boards for WIPs and SNIs! Last week I spent some of my writing time creating and filling them. And when I mean some, I mean like an hour. But it’s SO fun! And it’s totally inspiration and brainstorming, so it counts. (To a certain point, after that, it’s all diminishing returns.) (I’m so married to an accountant.) I have a public one for RED SKY, FRACTURED RADIANCE, and my SNI/planned NaNo novel. Yay! I also created a super top secret board for FR because I found some awesome pins that are total spoilers. So … can’t share that one, sorry! Aaaaand, a top secret board of ideas for my one-day YA epic fantasy.  Five boards? That couldn’t have taken too long, riiiiight?

Do you make inspiration boards for your WIPs? I think they might be even more addictive than playlists.


FIRST OFF, this:

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My friend, Scott, is a super awesome human being and photographer and has a Kickstarter project that expires in 47 hours. His plan is to travel across the US and Canada taking pictures of places of worship of all religions and then publish books using these images. Seriously, y’all, he’s crazy talented.

Second, Flula Borg. You’ve seen him right? No? Oh goodness, please watch this:

This man is hilarious. And slightly crazy. I spent hours watching his videos while folding laundry the other day.

Also, I’m on a full-house straightening/organizing binge. Whenever the house has looked clean, there’s actually been one room (usually the guest room, but sometimes ours) with all of the junk in it. Not this week! Or rather, that’s my goal! And I’m moving chemicals to high cabinets because apparently babies can die if they drink bleach. So I should probably avoid that because I like Turbo.

And speaking of Turbo, he has slept all the way through the night the last two nights!!! Yes, this deserves boldenation!!! (That should be a word.)

#writing #youngadultbooks #reading #youngadultfiction #fiction

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