WHAT I’M READING
I recently won THERE WILL BE BEARS by Ryan Gebhart and I’m looking forward to reading it. I just placed it in my ever-growing stack of summer reads.
And I just finished MEMOIRS OF AN ORDINARY GIRL: FRESH-MEAT YEAR, which is the sequel to the Middle-ish Ages, the book I mentioned a few weeks ago, about the girl moving from California to Virginia during 8th grade. FRESH-MEAT YEAR comes out this Friday and the author, Terri Klaes Harper, will make a blog tour stop here next Wednesday.
(cover from the author’s website)
WHAT I’M WRITING
I’m in the middle of a JULES revision based on feedback I’ve gotten from a few agents.
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
You guys, I am in love (IN LOVE!) with my book again. It’s such a fantastic feeling.
WHAT ELSE I’VE BEEN UP TO
My mom and I walked a 5k! And it was fun! It was a small-town version of the much larger Color Run and people stood at intervals, tossing what looked to be powdered chalk. My mom and I passed a giant purple blob and she said it looked like someone beat up Barney the Dinosaur. So of course we had to go back to that spot after the race and pretend like I was that someone:
Watching a local production of Little Women – the Musical. The girl who played Jo was wonderful, but the play overall was a bit odd for me, I think because I’m used to huge ensemble casts and big, fun songs. If you’ve read LITTLE WOMEN, you know it’s a bit of a downer. Plus, the play never told what happened to Mr. March. One minute Marmee was off to nurse him back to health and then…what? The poor man never got another mention.
Making a playlist of summer songs. I’ve got some of the obvious ones like Summertime by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, but I need more because I only have about an hour’s worth of music and I want something that’ll last me at least half the workday.
If you have any suggestions, I’m all ears!
Ears. Get it? Har Har 🙂