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  • Writer's pictureKristina Atkins

WUW: Almost there!

What’s Up Wednesday is a weekly blog hop that’s easy and fun. All you do is answer the four main questions, then visit the other participants’ blogs to see what they’re up to this week. Join us! Jooooiiiin uussss!

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I know I said I was going to read Throne of Glass next, but a friend let me borrow her copy of Tahereh Mafi’s Ignite Me and I couldn’t resist! (I requested a hold at the library, and I didn’t get too far down the list, but I’d rather not wait if I don’t have to.) I started it last night, but didn’t get very far. All I have to say is Warnerrrrr. 🙂 I’ll let you know what I think when I finish! I’m very excited to read it. Anyone else read it yet? What did you think of it?


I’ve hit 65k and have 3 chapters left! So it will happen this weekend! Ahhhh! Also, when I hit the 10-chapters-left mark, I momentarily froze up. It seems I have some strange fear when it comes to endings. They are so hard! The end is what tripped me up on SPARKS (the first incarnation of FRACTURED RADIANCE). And I’m close to the end on my YA contemporary WIP, RED SKY, and every time I think about finishing it I get all panicky. It’s good to know this about myself! What part of the book do you get lead feet over?


I met with my fab-u-lous writing group on Saturday, and they had very encouraging things to say about my submission (two big reveal chapters of FR). That made me feel so good! Especially since this came right after I arrived at the above-mentioned last 10 chapters and was feeling all inadequate and intimidated. Their kind words were just what I needed to help me push through. And they had some great critical feedback as well, which is always helpful and welcome. Despite the fact that I have 3 chapters left, the writing is going more slowly this week and it’s taking longer to get a chapter revised. It’s just some kind of crazy head game I have with myself, I suppose. But I’m forging on!


A whole lot of not much else. 🙂 My house fell apart last week thanks to being sick + focusing on my revisions, so when I’m not writing or spending time with my two guys, I’ve been reclaiming my home from the chaos.

Hope your week is going fantastic!

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