What's Up Wednesday?

Happy Wednesday, everyone!

Huge thanks to Erin and Jaime for hosting this. I love that it gets me blogging, lol! :D

What I'm Reading

I just started Jolene B. Perry's Left to Love. So far, so good! I gobbled up the first one, so I can't wait to see what happens in the sequel!

 I'm also trying to broaden my education when I can and have been reading/interested in U.S. History, since I'm finding that I've forgotten some of what I learned in school (tragic). So I'm trying to squeeze in George Washington's Sacred Fire as well! It's crazy thick and is a bit like reading a textbook, but nerd that I am, I'm enjoying it.

What I'm Writing

I'm spiffing up some revisions on my YA fantasy/sci fi Sealed With a Kiss, as well as on a YA Contemporary called This Thing Called Life.

What Inspires Me Right Now

Cover reveals! I LOVE SEEING PEOPLE'S COVERS. It's sooooo motivating and I'm all excited for them and then it pumps me up to write and get my stuff ready so I can hopefully soon be at that point as well!!

Just for fun, here's my friend Liz's amazing cover... (I *love* it)

What Else I've Been Up To

My mom and brother and his family came up this past weekend and as a surprise for my birthday last week, my SIL helped make pillows to go with my cute new bedspread. It was so fun!! And my SIL is a genius--in the time it took me to make one pillow she made FIVE. This girl is amazing, she's the type of person who can just look at something and make it, the type of person who can just throw ingredients together and have a recipe masterpiece. It was so fun to have the kids play with their cousins too!


What's new with you?



Emily R. King said...

I love seeing great covers too. They're always so pretty!

Miss Cole said...

Good luck with the revisions :D

Those pillows look lovely!

Jaime Morrow said...

I love the new bedspread and pillows! You ladies did a wonderful job on the pillows. They look great! I love seeing all the cover reveals, too. Liz's is particularly awesome. Can't wait to read it when it comes out. Sounds like you're getting some serious revisions done over there. Can you share some of that revision mojo??? ;-) Have a wonderful week, Cortney!

Melanie Stanford said...

I've seen that book by Elizabeth Briggs around the blogosphere and I can't wait to read it. It sounds awesome!
Cute pillows!

Leigh Covington said...

You are so uber talented! You constantly impress me! I wonder if I could try my hand at a pillow this summer! Those are so cute!

Katy Upperman said...

I love Liz's cover. Gorgeous! And speaking of pretty things, your blog design is lovely. :-) I've been hunting for new throw pillows for my couch, without much luck. Everything I like is crazy-expensive! Perhaps it's time to pull out the old sewing machine. Have a wonderful week, Cortney!

Anonymous said...

What gorgeous covers! Very eye-catching, I was intrigued as soon as I saw them ;)

And those pillows! *swoon* How lovely to have such creativity in your life, I'm very jealous. She should open up a shop on Etsy!

Best of luck with the revisions and polishing :)

- Caitie from Tea & Knee Socks

Erin L. Funk said...

Oh wow! I love the new bedspread and pillows! So cute, and your SIL clearly has a knack for that sort of thing. I went shopping this weekend for new bedding but had no luck. Wish I'd found anything that nice!

Isn't Liz's cover gorgeous! I can't wait for her book to come out!

Good luck on all your revisions this week! :)

Crystal Collier said...

Awesome. I'm totally inspired by cover reveals too. I mean, there's something so powerful about an image that can set your imagination on fire--coupled with a title of course.

Leandra Wallace said...

Cover reveals are always great, and Liz's sure is super pretty! And so are the pillows- you both are quite talented. I've never attempted a pillow and can only imagine the lumpy square that would result. =)

Melanie Crouse said...

Your enthusiasm for life is quite catchy! Good luck getting it all done. Have a great week!

Cortney Pearson said...

Thanks so much for the comments, everyone! So glad you stopped by! <3

Suzi said...

I wish I could make some fun pillows like that. Unfortunately I'm no seamstress.

Suzi said...

I wish I could make some fun pillows like that. Unfortunately I'm no seamstress.

Nicole said...

Wow, those pillows look so fun! I'm a history nerd too, but I haven't read that Washington book yet. Maybe I'll have to go search it out!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That was a nice birthday surprise. And I bet she could make a hundred in the time it would take me to make one pillow. Badly.
It is cool seeing great new covers!

Laura said...

Crafts and recipes are fun. :) Making things together = bonding!

I remember reading "Adams vs. Jefferson: the Tumultuous Election of 1800" which was assigned for my AP US history class in high school, and surprisingly, turned out to not be as thick, boring, or unreadable as I feared. That period has a lot of interesting people. I hope you enjoy 'Sacred Fire.'

Kyra Lennon said...

Those pillows are fab! My sewing skills aren't really the best so it would have taken me a long time to make one, too!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I am so jealous of people like your SIL.

Jolene always comes up with the best covers!

Elizabeth Briggs said...

Thanks for the cover love. <3

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