What's up Wednesday

Hey folks, it's time for another edition of What's up Wednesday.

 So I ask you, What's up people?

I'm on a train right now headed to New York for some work stuff. Train travel is nice. So less stressful than airports. 

Well, as you can see from the post below this one, I will soon be a published author. It's all very exciting. Yes. Yes. It all went down rather smoothly so I consider myself quite fortunate.

What I'm reading
I'm reading a book called Tides by another Clarion/HMH author, Betsy Cornwell. It's quite lovely. Wonderful language and voice. The story centers around those elusive creatures from Irish myth, the selkie. The book has a very literary feel, one of the reasons I was drawn to Clarion.

What else am I reading? Very soon, I'll be reading my contract!

What I'm writing
I'll be tackling revisions for HOODOO as soon as I get my editorial letter! It will be interesting to start this next step of the publishing journey. I've read so many posts and articles about editorial revisions that I can't wait to get started. I think I even have some bookmarked so I can learn from other writers' experiences.

What inspires me right now
Looking at my deal announcement.
Knowing that I achieved one of my life goals. Also, telling people to not give up on their dreams.

What else I've been up to 
I've been watching True Detective on HBO. Fantastic show. Well-written and very deep. Not your typical TV detective trope.  Waiting for Game of Thrones to come back on!

What's up with ya'll?

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Melanie Stanford said...

Congrats on your book! That's so exciting.

Emma Adams said...

Congratulations on all the exciting news! :)

Connie Keller said...


Wow, you sound so calm. I think I'd bouncing with nerves and excitement.

prerna pickett said...

If I had a book deal I would stare at it every hour on the hour. Seriously. Congrats on everything and hope you get your editorial letter soon. Exciting times!

Miss Cole said...

How exciting! Congratulations :D

Ron Smith said...

Thanks, everyone.

Connie. I'm not calm. I just write that way!

Kim Graff said...

I love train travel too. I'll be doing some at the end the month and it is so much better than airport.

A HUGE congratulations on your deal! That's so great! Hoodoo sounds amazing. Can't wait to read it :)

Jennifer Pickrell said...

Congrats on your book deal!!!

Colin Smith said...

That's one thing I've never done in this country: ride a train. I've done it often in the UK, but never here. It might be interesting to try sometime.

Huge congrats on the novel selling, Ron. May the edits go well this week! :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the book deal! How very exciting. Best of luck with the edits.

roro said...

Congrats again . Tides has been on my wish list since 2012. Glad to hear its good . Hoping to get it soon ^^

Kathy Kottaras said...

Woohoo! Published author! Contracts! You ARE inspiring!

Have fun on the train!

Ronald L. Smith said...

Thanks, Kathy K!