May 20, 2013

Monday Pep Rally: in between WIPs

Happy Pep Rally Monday, Misfiteers! 

If you'll recall, we've changed up our format a little bit for these posts. Because we've all gotten so used to getting our thoughts down in 140 characters, we're taking the discussion to twitter! Every Monday, we'll be talking about our Pep Rally question on twitter and we'd love you to join in. Just keep an eye out for the #MisfitPepRally hashtag!

Currently, I'm in between WIPs. I have just finished the YA contemporary I was working on like a fiend these last couple of months, and although I'm toying with my other ideas--affectionately known as Secret SciFi, Spy Fantasy, and Magical MG--I've been enjoying a couple of days of doing exactly nothing to recharge for my new stories. 

I mean, after I finally cleaned my house and did the dishes and caught up on laundry and cooked for the first time in days...

But aside from all those things I loved lounging around, catching up on my tv series, celebrating the return of 24, and spending way too much time on Twitter without feeling guilty. I even managed to finally, finally make a dent in my tbr-pile. Not to mention some of the betareads that had been gathering virtual dust on my Kindle. (Which usually leads to me stalking out many more.) (I mean, that whole not writing is nice and all, but I have to do something that involves stories!)

But what I love to do most between WIPs? What recharges me like it's nobody's business? Travel. I booked a trip to Ireland last night. I'm going to visit my Alma Mater in a couple of days. I'm looking forward to attending World Fantasy Con 2013 in a couple of months. And obviously it's not possible to travel across the world after every manuscript (I wish!) but day trips to unknown places are just as awesome. And even thinking about it, planning, going through photos? 

There's nothing that makes me feel more ready to tackle the next story. 

How about you? What do you do in between WIPs? What recharges you to tackle new stories? Join us on the hashtag! :D


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