WHAT I”VE BEEN READING
Having read and loved Jandy Nelson’s first novel The Sky is Everywhere, a few years back, I was so excited to pick up her newest book, I’ll Give You the Sun. Once again, gorgeous writing and unique storytelling! I’m about 100 pages in and have fallen in love with the characters, especially Noah. I’m absolutely mesmerized by his portraits in the “Invisible Museum.” I just love the way Noah sees the world and how he shares his perceptions through his artistic imaginings.
WHAT I’VE BEEN WRITING
With my new YA novel on submission, I’m starting to think about some of the ways I’d like to restructure the plot of a previously written YA novel. The setting of this one is a private music school, and I’m looking forward to turning up my playlist for this story to help bring me back there.
WHAT WORKS FOR ME
Options. I love that the world is full of possibility, alternate turns in the path, secret roads, surprise detours. This is my answer to writer’s block. Changing where, how, and when I put time in on a WIP can bring about unexpected and positive results. I still love my routine, but changing it up a bit feels good this fall.
WHAT ELSE I’VE BEEN UP TO
It’s been a busy back-to-school season here. I think we are all in the swing of the new fall schedule. Time is zipping by. I bought a Fitbit and inherited a treadmill. Now to put them to use…
I’m looking forward to reading your What’s Up Wednesday posts. If you haven't participated yet, you have until midnight tonight to post a link at Erin's blog or Jaime's blog.